Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Well lately, it has been growing into his eyes, and he's started to tilt his head back to see things under his hair. I would feel better about growing his hair out if he would push it to the side like a little Bieber....but he just lets it block his view without really caring too much.
So lately we have been talking about getting it cut, and I've been wondering what he would look like with super short hair. So then I started talking about just shaving it all off. It is summer after all, and his hair grows wicked fast. So if it is a terrible idea, at least it would be long again by the end of the summer.
So yesterday I talked to Asher all day about cutting his hair, to make sure he was really on board with it. And he was. Ever time I brought it up he was really excited to use 'Daddy's hair cutters that are really loud'. So this morning I decided we should take action. (Weird decision because we were running late already...)
It was funny when I lifted him up to the mirror to see himself, and he froze for a few seconds, totally confused by the reflection he was seeing. But then he smiled and was so excited. The whole drive to school it was all he could talk about, and he walked in to school and was so excited to show everyone and continue to talk about.
I'm happy he's happy. But I think we'll grow it out again. (I could be saying that because it's only been 3 hours and I haven't given it time to grow on me...but i think i like him a little shaggy)
Posted by lizzie at 9:28 AM
Monday, May 07, 2012
So anywho, keep your fingers crossed for us that it all works out. Then hopefully we'll have a little housewarming/pool party in July.
Posted by lizzie at 10:47 AM
So, as we are in the process of buying a new home...we decided to try and rent out our little bungalow in hopes of holding on to it for a few more years until the market comes back a bit.
We were both a bit nervous that we were going to be able to rent it, and we would always say things like 'Well, if we get the house rented' or 'If we find good tenants' etc.
So on Friday at work I was looking through Craigslist to try and find a good reasonable price to rent the house for. I always like to price it high, I feel like it brings in a higher level of renter who tends to be more responsible and takes better care of the house, etc.
So I found a good price and posted a little description of the house. I didn't have any photos, but decided I would just add photos on Saturday when I got home. Well, about an hour after I posted the ad, I got an email from someone saying they were interested. When I got home to Mike I said 'I got an email from someone about the house already, but it's probably one of those "I'm going to mail you a check for $5000 and you can deposit and give me the difference" scam artists. But I emailed him back some photos and in the process I received a few more emails from other people.
So we setup Sunday afternoon as the walk through time, so we spent all day Saturday cleaning and organizing, and Mike spent Sunday morning mowing the lawn and cleaning up the yard. I kept thinking to myself 'Man, it's going to be hard keeping the house in such good condition for the next month while we're showing it'.
Well, the first couple to arrive at 1pm was an engaged couple from NYC, but they are moving out here this summer. They walked through the house, fell in love, filled out the application and then called and said they wanted to come back at 4:30 and sign the lease and write us a check.
Wow! So, Mike called the other people and told them it was already rented. They were a bit a bummed and one other girl said she was ready to write a check that day as well. It made me wonder, maybe we should have listed it for more money.....? But we really like the tenants we have, and barring any unforeseen events, they will be calling our house their home in July.
Yay for the Internet!!
Posted by lizzie at 10:15 AM
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Asher had his 3 year doctor appt a few weeks ago, and she mentioned that we should be taking him to the dentist (since he has teeth and all, probably a good idea). So I made an appointment at a pediatric dentist up in Park City.
I was nervous because I had no idea what to expect, or what I should know/ask/show concern for, etc. It was all a mystery to me. But I was feeling pretty good because it's a pediatric dentist, so they must know what they're doing.
We showed up (after Asher had completely ripped the skin off the top of his tow on the door which created and screaming disaster "It's BROOOOKKKKKEEEEEENNNN!!!!!!", but we made it through that) and we walked into the fun center, aka the lobby. We got him all signed up, and headed back. The hygenist was super friendly, and showed Asher the TV on the ceiling. Once he saw that he laid right down and opened his mouth wide.
I was nervous I was going to have to coach him through the whole process, but he just did everything she said. Everytime she was using a new device or tool she would explain it to him and let him touch it and giggle, then she'd go in for the cleaning. She sprayed the water in his mouth and used the sucker. All these things I thought would never work on a fresh 3 year old, but it was amazing.
It took about 7 seconds to clean his teeth, probably because he only has 10 and then we just waited for the dentist. He came in, looked around, said they looked great, and we were done. Oh, well except the flouride. When she asked if we wanted flouride I said 'can he have it? he'll probably swallow it' and she said it was fine. They just paint it on and he can eat and drink right after. No biggie. So flouride it was.
Asher was super proud of himself, and the fact the doctor didn't pull out any of his teeth. (apparently someone at school had tooth pulled at the dentist, so they all think that's what you do at the dentist now). But we do use that to our advantage when asking him to brush his teeth.
Anywho - that was a super long story that probably just needed to be a picture and a sentence, but I was pretty proud of the little man.
Posted by lizzie at 1:33 PM
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Afterwards, we headed to some really remote rodeo grounds in Alpine, UT for a little bike race. Our cousins put on a Stryder class at a lot of biking events for the really little kids to compete. So we like to let Asher race every once in a while.
While he was doing some practice runs he went a little of course and ends up on the actual adult race course. The announcer lovingly let the crowd know that someone had misplaced their kid and I had to run up there and grab him. I know my parenting skills probably amaze you.
Well, after we got that all sorted out Asher got some good practice runs in with cousins Layla and Georgia. Then he couldn't wait for the race to start. It was pretty cute he was so excited.
The race final started and off they all went for their two tiny laps. They all made it around without crying. Well, everyone except Georgia, but that was because of family pressures. Those Bradley's are hardcore competitors.
After the race was over and Asher came riding by I asked him if he wanted to stop or keep going. He looked really relieved to be able to stop. It was kinda funny, not what I was expecting.
All in all a great Saturday.
Posted by lizzie at 8:32 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Well, not quite a 'purchase' yet, we put in an offer and after a few back and forths we finally have an accepted offer. So, pending everything works out in the inspection, financing, etc., we could be living in this new little house in June. Wish us luck!!
Posted by lizzie at 10:08 PM