Wednesday, December 8, 2010

the newest bayles!

so, we have had two ultrasounds already, and tomorrow is the big one where we will find out if it is a boy or a girl!! just for the record, i think that we're having a boy and andrew is adamant that we're having a girl. we'll see...andrew was right on last time, and i found out that i basically have no mother's intuition whatsoever - i thought asher was going to be a girl for sure. either way, neither of us really cares if it's a boy or a girl - we just love babies, and if this next one is half as cute as asher we'll probably keep it. :)
i've been kind of negligent posting pictures but thought it would be fun to see the how much the little one has grown already!

this was our first ultrasound at 11 weeks.

this was ultrasound #2 where we got to move the due date up to April 28th!
so, wish us luck...hopefully we'll bring home lots of pictures and a video tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

happy birthday pics!

we had a dinosaur cake and a robot cake.

but asher didn't like either of them.

asher didn't quite get the concept of the pinata, but he loved scrambling to pick up the candy with the other kids!

we did the japanese tradition of placing 5 symbolic objects out and letting the baby crawl to the one that would determine his life career. we had a book (to represent a career in academia), an abacus (representing business), a ball (athletics), a dollar bill (wealth), and a mango (either the culinary arts, or fatness?).
guess what asher picked? the mango! that's right...someday he's going to attend the world's finest vegetarian culinary arts school and cook his mom all the delicious food she could ever want!

maren, andrew and annalyn - three of the robots that attended asher's party.z

here is a brady robot and an afton dinosaur!

the best costume was probably ciara's robot outfit!

but this is my favorite picture of the night! we love you afton!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

happy 1st birthday asher!

i know that tomorrow is going to be crazy and i won't have time to post anything, so i thought i'd post a couple of fairly recent pictures of asher (i just checked and i think i actually took these a couple of months just picture him like this, but with more hair.)

asher's kissy face

crooked smily baby

asher's favorite thing to do - wave to people!

even though you can't tell from this pic, he has four teeth on top and two on the bottom.

asher loves soy milk, raisins, apples, grandpa kinjo, emptying out cupboards, and climbing staircases. although he can take up to four steps all by himself, he still refuses to walk unless the object of his desire is simultaneously interesting and yet not so exciting that he wants to simply get there as fast as he can. despite all of my encouragement to say "mama," asher's only intelligible words are "dada" and something that is kind of a mix between "giggle" and "google." which proves that he is definitely andrew's son. besides that, he says all kinds of things that we don't understand, usually pointing at us, raising his eyebrows and nodding his head while he makes his serious face and lectures us about something or other. the other 95% of the time, when he's not being serious, he loves playing peek-a-boo, being chased around the house and tackling anyone sitting on the floor. he loves to laugh, swing at the park, conduct the hymns at church, dance, and wave at everybody. he really is the sweetest boy and we are so happy that he is in our life!

halloween costumes

so, i didn't think that our halloween costumes would end up being so confusing. but apparently they were.
for example, i thought mine was pretty simple.
black witch's hat + dangling tea bags = a certain delawarian candidate for senate...
yeah, no one at the stake trunk-or-treat got it.

asher's adorable and seemingly simple dinosaur costume got mixed comments..."what a cute dragon!" we think it was the ears.

and no one could even find andrew all night!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Asher's 1st biRtHday

Come celebrate Asher’s 1st birthday!

Thursday 11.18.2010
Liberty Park Ward building
445 East Harvard Avenue
Salt Lake City 84111

Children and cool adults, please come dressed as a robot or dinosaur.
RSVP: 801.367.8915

Friday, October 29, 2010


i'm a riddle in nine syllables,
an elephant, a ponderous house,
a melon strolling on two tendrils,
o red fruit, ivory, fine timbers!
this loaf's big with its yeasty rising.
money's new-minted in this fat purse.
i'm a means, a stage, a cow in calf.
i've eaten a bag of green apples,
boarded the train there's no getting off.

-sylvia plath

Thursday, August 12, 2010

more sealing pictures!

Thank you for taking pics Kathryn! Check out her website:

Saturday, July 24, 2010

july highlights

this is what we've been up to this month:

-walks at liberty park
-weekly zoo outing
-jet blue's 10th anniversary party in park city
-visiting tammy and alan in ogden
-andrew's 27th birthday!
-clark planetarium with the hogan├ęk
-the monson's sealing at the LA temple
-magic mountain
-asher turned 8 months old
-camping in american fork canyon
-visiting mary and kids at eileen's house

outside the LA temple after the monson's sealing

carlos was so happy to see his cousin asher, that he chopped him to pieces with his light saber

we got really sunburned at magic mountain. (andrew has on his fat face in this picture)

asher has on his i-think-i'm-sick-of-magic-mountain face

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

the perfect day

despite the picnic in the pouring rain, our sealing day was pretty much the sweetest, most perfect day. asher was an absolute angel. while we were in the sealing room waiting for them to bring in asher, i kept listening for the screams of an exhausted and hungry baby coming down the hallway...but instead the door opened, and a perfectly serene beautiful baby boy dressed in white came in with the biggest smile on his face.
it was so lovely to be surrounded by friends and family - thank you so much to everyone who came to support us!