Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Greg's Aunt Bobby with Kendyll.Clayton and Christian. Three generations of Ashcrafts. Charlie had had it by now and was ready for bed, but we needed the picture. Cousin Katie. See what I mean about my nieces? More nieces. Emily and Sarah.
Greg with his dad and step-mom, Chris and Regina. Adam.
Charlie made great friends with Kendyll. They are both crawlers, so they couldn't get away from each other as fast as other kids can from their grabbing hands.
Greg with four of his five siblings. Clayton, Paige, Bryce, and Craig. Nanci had to work. =( Greg and Clayton were on some kind of roller coaster?
Getting ready for the cousins picture. It was a difficult feat getting them all on the stairs together. It took like thirty minutes.
"If you can hear me, put your hands on your head." I guess only Katie, Courtney, and Jayden could hear Jen.All of the cousins together. There are a total of 17, Charlie being the youngest.
Charlie and his oldest cousin, Kaylin.Charlie and Courtney. Kelsey hard at work in the background. Charlie later showed his deep love for cousin Courtney by knocking one of her teeth out. All I saw was Courtney running into the room I was in with blood everwhere. Thanks a lot, Charles. However, I was later assured that Courtney had been trying to get that loose tooth out for weeks and there was actually a dentist appointment set up to get it removed. So I guess it isn't as bad. But still, yikes. Our child is a little battering ram!
The little cart thingy he got from mommy and daddy.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
2) He has decided that water (particularly bathwater) is poisonous.
3) He knows the difference between the (expensive) puff snacks and the (cheap) Cheerios. Guess which one he loves most?
4) His current life dream is to touch the space heater. All my time is spent thwarting his plans. It buzzes when it moves, so I tried making it buzz when he got close to scare him, but it only intrigued him all the more.
5) He KNOWS how to hold the bottle, he just WON'T. And telling him "Cousin CORBAN can hold his bottle" does not help.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Katie Dickerman is a 13 year old, 8th grader at Lincoln Middle School in Oceanside. She is president of the Beehives at church, active in dance and choir at school and always on the academic and citizenship honor rolls.
Katie is planning to go to Germany on an exchange student program in the Summer of 2009. She must earn the money to go and has done so by baking and selling goodies at her school. She has raised a significant amount on her own, but she still has a long way to go. Would you please help her out by ordering a cake for Christmas or New Years?
The menu of cakes is listed below and they are both delicious and festive. Please choose your cake and give your order to Rachel Ashcraft (you can leave it as a comment here or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org), who will have the cakes available for pick up at her home or delivery on December 23 or 30, 2008. By the way, Katie will continue to have these and other cakes available for birthdays, graduations and other special occasions during the first half of 2009. Thank you for your help in allowing her to represent American values, culture and friendship to German students.
Write down your name and phone number and indicate the cake that you want. All cakes are $12.00 each. They make great Christmas presents, desserts for Christmas or New Year's parties or as dessert for your holiday dinner. Thanks again for helping Katie reach this important goal. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.
Menu of Cakes:
Key Lime Cake with strawberry cream cheese frosting (very Christmas-ie);
Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cake with chocolate frosting (death by chocolate, but what a way to go!);
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cake with chocolate frosting (for those who love Reese’s);
Strawberry Swirl Cake with cream cheese frosting (also very festive for holiday parties);
Pineapple Upside Down Cake – no frosting necessary (done in a bundt cake style is a special treat and very pretty).