Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ASHER IS 12!!!

I can't believe it's been 12 years since Asher came into the world! (and 12 years since he was on the news!!! What a beautiful baby!) I tried to get him to plan his birthday.....but he's a boy and had no intention of doing that. I tried to plan a party for him and a group of friends.....no such luck. Finally, he did sit down with me and planned out a very detailed day. It started with his free Krispy Kreme. (a dozen doughnuts.....a dozen years!)
After he picked up the doughnuts with his dad, they went to pick up Simon.....the lone guest to his birthday fun. They ate and drank hot cocoa (part of the plan) and.....
(I know....big shock!)
Then it was time for the first present......
$15 to go to Sweetie's Candy Shop!
(yes....Colton does hold the dog like a baby....and our dog thinks he's a baby!)
Now.....I don't have pictures for the middle of the day, but here's the schedule: Go to Sweetie's, then off to Liberty Market (huge cheeseburger and chips) and Joe's BBQ (meat plate, mac & cheese and more chips) to get free birthday food, come home and Simon and Ash shared the burger before rushing off to.....the movies (Legend of the Guardian-the Owls of Ga'hoole to be exact), then back home to eat the meat plate and more video games, late in the afternoon the boys went to Joe's Farm Grill for more free birthday food (CHOCOLATE SHAKES!!!), back home again for.....yes, you guessed it......MORE VIDEO GAMES!!!!
Then the dinner...
Mashed potatoes
Veggies with Ranch and
Asher is a carnivore....and proud of it!!!!!!
I'm not sure how he ate all the food that he did!!!!!
I didn't have time to bake his cake and thought I'd get to it on Saturday....no such luck.
Then Sunday was VERY busy. Asher had an interview before church, then church, after church we went to the bishops office for Asher to receive the priesthood, then home for a minute to grab a snack before we went out to Queen Creek for a baptism. It was a great day....but no cake.
Monday Jacquelen came over and made awesome french bread pizzas for lunch. Tony even came home and we were all able to finally sing Happy Birthday to Asher! (get my 1 - 2 candles for 12.....lame, I know!)
His birthday wish!
I love this picture!!!!
(I think I'll have to blow it up really big
and look at it every time I'm frustrated with this pre-teen....
it just might save us both!)

Dad and I are so proud of you and we can't wait to see you pass the sacrament on Sunday!!!!


Jen said...

You're going to have to get a job just to be able to afford all your boys appetites! Sounds like the perfect 12 year old boy birthday. Shakes? Who needs a cake with a chocolate shake? The cakes looks yummy though. Happy birthday Asher!

La Famille B said...

WOW! 12??!! Happy Birthday and congrats on raising such a great kid. I love that shot of him too, he looks angelic. All the food looked wonderful and I wished I could have had a piece of that cake! Twelve!! Oh my!!

Becky and Brian said...

What a fun day he had! It is great when most of the food is free and yummy!

jachakes said...

Happy Birthday Asher!

Michelle Cardon said...

Looks like he had a wonderful birthday. Andrew is excited to be in Arizona for his birthday this year so he can enjoy some of the free food. Can't wait to see you guys ain a few weeks.