21 April 2010

Songkran Fun

There hasn't been much to write about in Asher-land lately. After we returned from the beach we enjoyed a whole week of having Daddy at home during the day because of Songkran. Songkran is the Thai New Year and basically it is a country-wide water fight.

Here you can see Asher in traditional Songkran dress. No joke, the entire country wears these shirts for about two weeks. I waited and waited to buy Asher a shirt and finally got around to it the night before the holiday started. As a result the smallest size I could find was 6 years...but it still pretty much fit him. The upside was that it was already on sale. I paid a whopping $1.50 for this beauty.

Most people drive around and squirt people with water guns, throw white powder at everybody and generally just have fun. They call it "playing Songkran". We joined in a small part of the fun one afternoon. We didn't get too wet (people didn't want to upset Asher), but Asher did get his face painted with the white powder several times.

12 April 2010

Back to the Beach

Asher got back to the beach this weekend. His first beach trip was to Bali, his second beach trip was to Destin, his third beach trip was to somewhere in Virginia and his fourth trip was to Hua Hin.

If you want to read more about our latest trip go here. And if you just want to see pictures of Asher go here.

Asher was definitely much more into swimming and playing in the sand this time. Here are some comparisons so you can see how far he has come since his first trip to the beach.

Asher laying on the beach in Bali.

Asher exploring the beach in Hua Hin.

Asher sleeping in Bali.

Asher running in Hua Hin.

06 April 2010

All By Myself

Here's a video of Asher's newest skill: eating with a spoon. A few days ago he picked up his spoon and fed himself oatmeal and then a few days after that he tackled the yogurt.
I think the yogurt would be easier if it were more solid, but it tends to melt and get really runny as soon as it comes out of the fridge. Welcome to hot season.

It's a messy afternoon snack, but I think he looks good in pink.