26 March 2010

My New Floor Cleaner

Our friends The Powell's recently wrote about their new dishwasher and I thought that it was time for me to share about my new floor cleaner.

No, no, this is not about my new house helper (although we love having her in our home, she's teaching Asher Thai) and it's not about some new Thai cleaning product I've discovered.

It's about this little guy. And his broom.

23 March 2010

A New Place to Sit

We went to the Thailand International Furniture Fair recently and bought a house full of furniture. Okay, so maybe not a house full, but we did pick up a few things to start furnishing our house with. My favorite find of the day was a table and chairs for Asher. I have been looking for something like this since we got here and I found the perfect one.

Check out the chairs. There's an elephant, a bear, a cat and a green thing.

I sort of planned on putting the table upstairs in Asher's room, but it ended up downstairs because that's where Asher spends most of his time. He has figured out how to climb up in the chair by himself and he spends a lot of time each day playing cars on top of the table.

Besides playing cars and reading books at his table Asher has been watching this video a lot lately.

It's called "The Chang Song" and it's in Thai and we only understand one word: chang (elephant). The song is super catchy and we listen to it several times a day. I'm sure Asher will understand all of the words long before Roger and I.

21 March 2010

Stroller Pics

Here are some pictures from around the house on Saturday. Asher had just gotten up from a super long afternoon nap. (On a sidenote: Asher takes the best naps now. He never slept good during the day when he was little and he occasionally took decent naps as he got older, but when we got rid of the morning nap it made everything better. Most days he naps for almost three hours.) We spent the morning swimming with some new friends and I think jumping off the side of the pool 500 times made him a little extra tired.

Asher loves his stroller. He loves to ride in it while I practice Thai and anytime we go outside he climbs in it. I brought it in this day (because part of it melted last week when I left it out in the sun all day...it's hot here!) and he was so excited to find it in the living room.

He happened to sit down in some pretty great light and Roger got some pretty great shots of him.

This is what happens when you tell Asher to smile. I have no idea where he got this silly smile from, but we love watching him make this face.

11 March 2010

Asher (Second) First Hair Cut

Asher's hair had gotten a little out of control since the time we cut it. Everybody we met thought he was a girl because he had these sweet little curls hanging down his neck. We decided something had to be done and we realized that it was a little beyond our abilities to tame, so we went to the mall and got him a real hair cut.

He was a little freaked out, more by the Thai ladies gushing over him than by the hair cut itself. He sat in Daddy's lap and ate a cracker while the hair dresser tried her best to quickly cut his hair.

We think it turned out pretty cute. He looks a lot less like a baby with his hair cut short and we think he looks a lot more like Roger.

Here's a before picture to show you what we were dealing with:

And here are a few pictures from afterwards.

(Excuse the watermelon all over his face and clothes.)

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03 March 2010

A New Place to Play

Last weekend we went to the top of the tallest hotel in Thailand. Roger and I were excited to check out the view of the city (lots of buildings, lots of smog), but we didn't know how much fun Asher would have.

When we got to the observation floor we found some pretty good views and a lot of things for Asher to play with.

Luckily we had some coins with us and Asher got to ride on the little Tuk-Tuk.

After a while we switched over to the big Tuk-Tuk and Asher took Daddy for a ride.

Asher had a cracker for a snack.

We couldn't pass this one up...

And finally a family picture. It really wasn't all that bright, Asher just likes to squint when we tell him to smile and he was a little upset about having to pose for a picture.