May 20, 2012

Ashton's Newborn Portraits

The Monday following Ashton's birth we had his newborn portraits taken at DMC Studios. Here's our little lion at just four days old.

May 5, 2012

May 4, 2012


Since Ashton was born rather late in the evening, his first hospital visitors had to wait until the following day. No one was more excited to hold Ashton than his big sister Ava. Christian thought Ashton was pretty cool, but we're still not sure if he understands that the baby is coming home with us.
When Larry asked Ava if she was ready to take on the responsibility of helping out her mom with two little brothers, she emphatically replied that "Mommy can take care of Christian and I can take care of the baby." It will be interesting to see how that arrangement turns out.
Among the hospital visitors were Betsy (Krista's sister) and Owen, who both conceded that Ashton was cuter than their pet baby pig (though only slightly).
Granny O was quite pleased to be holding grand baby number twelve (although we suspect she'll be even more pleased to get some sleep after dropping our kids back off).
Krista's father and her sister Maddie enjoyed all of Ashton's little faces while he slept.
Although he was not caught on camera holding the baby, Krista's brother Jordan also came by to visit and share with us the news that he and Elissa just put an offer down on their first home. The rest of the Olsen clan were battling colds and opted to take rain checks in consideration of Ashton's own health.

May 3, 2012

May 1, 2012

Ava's First Day of Preschool 2011

Ava was very excited for preschool to start again. She has loved her preschool and couldn't wait to start going again. Here she is on the first day of preschool 2011!

She could barely wait to go in the door and was very patient with me while I took lots of pictures.
Here's Ava and her good friend Addison ready for the school year to begin!