Saturday, December 20, 2008

3rd Birthday

Well yesterday the girls turned 3. Hard to believe it has been 3 years. So to celebrate, we went to the Georgia Aquarium and then to the grandparents house.

At the aquarium, the girls seemed to have a good time, especially Harlan. She even walked up to Santa and started talking to him. This was not in her nature to do such a thing. Lanier, I believe, was a bit scared if you can call it that of the whole situation.

Afterwards, we headed to Athens and the grandparents for dinner and some cake and presents.

More later, when I can add some photos

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Sorry for the lack of posts

Just noticed that I haven’t updated in a while, sorry about that. We have been rather busy around the Ashley house the last few months. Mainly with Dana’s surgery and my work. But I’ll sum it up as best I can.

  1. 1. Halloween is coming up, so that should be fun

  2. 2.The girls are 28lbs (Harlan) and 29lbs(Lanier) when they went in to the doctor the other day.

  3. 3.The girls have spent a lot of time at the grandparents house due to Dana’s surgery.

  4. 4.Girls are both having some allergy issues, so this should be a fun time of year, unless they grow out of it.

I’ll try to do better in updating, but work gets in the way a lot.

Also watching our gallery (iPhone) for some quick pix that we put up that came from our phones.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Quick Baby Weigh-In

Dana had the girls weighed today. I knew they were getting heavy because when we play, I really get a work out.


Harlan - 28lbs 6ozs

Lanier - 29lbs 3ozs

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Attack of the cantaloupe

As a work from home dad, I don’t go into the office that often. Well on Thursday was one of those days where I needed to go in. Well wouldn’t you know it, I would miss all the excitement.

Apparently Harlan was having some fruit for her morning snack, yes I said fruit, cantaloupe, and was eating it at a pretty good clip. Well Dana was in the next room, when Harlan comes running up pointing to her mouth. She does this sometimes to show us and other times to say she doesn’t want to eat it anymore. Well this was a new point at the mouth message.

Apparently she had started choking on one of the bigger pieces. Dana tried the Heimlich, to no avail. Harlan was even trying to put Dana’s fingers into her mouth to get it out. Well after a few attempts and different approaches to getting it out, it finally came out. It upset both mom and babe.

Dana said she was seconds from calling 911. Of note, Harlan is not turned off of cantaloupe.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Rough Days

Well over the last several weeks, Harlan has been a handful. When she is not sleeping (rare that she sleeps), not eating (eats all the time) she is having a fit about something. Doesn’t want to go out, doesn’t want to stay in, doesn’t want to play, doesn’t what to go to the basement to play and so on. After a few hours of this a day, she crashes out for a nap. Only to wake up wanting to eat again.

Repeat cycle

Be glad when the terrible two’s are gone.

Lanier has her moments, but are easier to deal with since they only happen rarely.


looking forward to the 3's
Hate to tell you. None of my kids had the T  2"s its the 3's.  A few months before turning 3 and through out the third year is the Terrible 2's
Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 09:06 AM

Friday, June 20, 2008

New Pics, Vids on the way + Misc stuff

I’m close to being able to load some more videos and pictures of the girls. Hopefully if the weekend is slow I can bust some of them out.

In the mean time,

  1. The girls have been going to MMO (Mother’s Morning Out). they seem to be having a good time, but odd thing is they switch personalities when they get there. Very odd.
  2. Both are getting the hang of the potty, but we still have some issues with it. The stickers they get as a reward seem to be helping.
  3. Harlan is trying to eat us out of house and home. I swear see puts away as much as I do and she doesn’t get big, she just burns it off. Granted that’s easy when you go at 100 mph all the time. Just need to get her to eat more veggies. Lanier loves her veggies, Harlan tolerates them, sometimes.
  4. The twitter updates seem to be working, when twitter is working.
  5. If we had more folks that viewed video on the web, I would set up a Stickam page and then the girls can get on the air live. If this is something that would be interesting, post a comment and I can set something up. This would be private, so you would need to sigh  up for a free account.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Movies Posted

Was finally able to get back to editing some movies from the girls. I have posted 3 little clips, you can find them on the movie page above. These are from the Feb-March 2008 time frame, so I’m a little behind. Enjoy

Friday, May 30, 2008

Twitter and the girls

Well I have found that it is rather difficult to come and update this blog on a regular basis. Especially since so much stuff is happening with the girls. So I thought I would try something new. There is a service called twitter that is like little blogs. I have created a page that shows those updates. So now when something interesting is happening I can update it there.

I still plan on updating the blog section with more detailed events, since twitter only allows 140 characters or less.

The new page is listed across the top and its called girls tweets. Enjoy.

If you want to follow the girls tweets on your own drop me an email and I will send you there tweet name.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Go Fly a Kite

Well we had a nice windy day and we decided to see if the girls would get how to fly a kite. We only got dollar store kites, so they weren’t the best for staying up in the air but they did OK.

At first they really didn’t get the need to run with the kite and to move around, but after a bit they seemed to better understand it.

Harlan got the running down, but didn’t really get the kite in the air thing. Lanier on the other hand got the kite in the air part, but would stop and look at it.

So on the next windy day we’ll try it again and see if we can get some video and pictures.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Mommy’s Morning Out

Well we decided that it was time for the girls to spend some time with some little ones their size without spending a fortune doing so. So we found a Mommy’s Morning Out down at the local Methodist Church. It was for 3 hours each Wednesday.

The girls had a bit of trouble being left, but by the time we made it to the car, one of the ladies came out and said they were doing great. When we picked them up, they were ready to go and apparently had a good time. So we’ll do it again next week. Well worth the ten buck for 2 kids.

While there they got to play outside, had a snack and did good overall. Harlan did sneeze a lot, but we think this is an allergy thing.


That's a good idea - I didn't know that local churches and orgs sponsored things like that.

And for only $10 for 2 kids?

Where do I sign up! LOL
Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 12:54 AM

Friday, May 02, 2008

More Pictures on the way

I should have some more pictures to post in a little bit. Still going through all the photos from steve and jean’s wedding and rehearsal dinner. So far we have some nice looking one. I will be posting them to the web and to flickr.

The Harlan and the Thorn

Not quite the story of the Lion and the thorn, but the Harlan and the thorn comes close. Some how Harlan had gotten a massive splitter in her heel. Needless to say she was not happy. After some pin moves (pinning Harlan not the thorn), we were able to get it out. She was not happy about that, but she felt better afterwards.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Potty Training

Well we have found/heard that getting twins to potty train was always bit tougher than for a singleton. That being said we are on the road to getting this accomplished. We thought that Harlan was going to be the first, but she hit her terrible two’s and doesn’t want to do anything she doesn’t want to do. Lanier on the other hand has been a little more willing. At first she was scared of it, but over the last week she will now sit on it. She has in the last two days pooped and peed in the pot. So now we hope she continues to progress. One thing we have read is that sometimes the second twin will start to follow the first in using the pot, but it can work the opposite way and the first one will stop using it since her twin isn’t using it. Needless to say we are hoping for the follow the first method.

Monday, April 07, 2008

New Website

All new updates will be updated on the new website. Since the last update we have added a domain name.

New Website :

Saturday, April 05, 2008

New Movies Posted

Well now that the taxes are done and sent in, I had some time to work on some of the movies that have backlogged on me. Just click on the movie link above.

Monday, March 31, 2008


I have decided to have some more pics on
, because putting them there is easier than putting them in a web page today. Hopefully that will change. Here is one of the pics.

This is Harlan letting Lanier know what’s what.

Harlan Speaking her Mind

Poo-fest 2008

Well yesterday while I was in the office, yes it was a Sunday, I called home to check things out and see how things were going. Well I found out that Harlan had decided to make some artwork with some poo. She managed to cover the front door and several toys before Dana noticed. Ah the fun.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

2008 Easter Pics

I have some Easter pics posted, only Aperture 2 won’t talk to the web design tool I have, so for the time being just use this link.

Web Gallery

Friday, March 21, 2008

Really talking now

Well Lanier is just talking and talking. Granted we can only make out a few things. But she is getting some sentences out. If you sneeze, she will say “You OK’ . Harlan is coming along as well, but just doesn’t seem as talkative as Lanier does.

Harlan does have one funny, I was laying in bed with her to get her to go to sleep. Dana was in the hall, and while laying there I passed gas rather loudly. Harlan’s eyes got big and she said woooo, then she reach around and patted her rear and looked at me and said “You poo-poo,” it was way too funny

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Georgia Send off

I have posted some photos from the Basketball version of the Dawg Walk. This is really the send off for the Basketball team to the NCAA Tourney. We will be playing Xavier in Washington, DC. This is a #3 vs #14 match-up, with Georgia being the 14.

To see the photos got to Flickr at this link

Flickr Page

Thursday, March 13, 2008

New Camera

Well Dana has gotten her new Camera. She got a Nikon D80 with a 18-135 lens. So far we are just playing with to to learn the camera, but we have posted some of the better pics, or what we think are good pics to the web gallery. Click Test Photos below to see some shots that we have so far.

Test Photos

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Daylight Savings Time

Well that time has come where we set the clocks ahead and again the girls are having a hard time adjusting to the new bedtime. For that matter we are having a hard time. I never did like switching the clocks around. Hopefully at some point someone will say that we don’t need to do that anymore.

Friday, March 07, 2008

New Pics added to Web Gallery

I have added a new web gallery for Lanier having fun eating her pudding. I also added one of Harlan drawing on her pad while sitting on her bed.

While adding the web gallery, I decided to break up the galleries to have one for each year. This should help it load faster. So I did a Birth to 2007 (gallery 1) and 2008 as gallery 2

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Lanier vs the Bed

Well its been a rough week for Lanier. This time she lost a battle with the bed. While sitting on my lap in her bed, she decided she wanted to move to the other side of me. In the process slipped on caught the foot board with her nose. With this I’m starting a gallery for boo-boo’s for each girl. I’ll be uploading those later this week. I will post the links once I filter all the pics to pull out the boo-boo’s.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Lanier not to be out done

Lanier not to be out done in the busted lip area, decided she needed one. Or maybe more of the truth is maybe Harlan decided she needed one. We were playing with some blankets in the living room and they were running around with them on their heads like little ghosts. Lanier falls down and Harlan sees that has a great place to sit and boom right on Lanier’s head, thus the busted lip. I have the pics here.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Reposting the Pox

Well I am still finding some old pics that I have not posted in full, So from time to time I will be adding some old ones as well as new ones.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

New Movies Posted

I have posted some videos that we got this month. They are on the Movies page. The new ones are marked with a red *. Enjoy

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Harlan’s Busted Lip

Well after a fun day of playing with Lanier, Harlan got the worst of things when she slipped on the slide we have . They have been playing a bit rough, kinda like WWE (wrestling). Well here are the pics.

Friday, January 25, 2008

New Domain Name

Well we finally found a domain name that works for us. Well actually Dana came up with it. The Ashley Spot ( This should be our domain for about 10 years, unless something better comes along. Well enjoy.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

No More Snow

Well the snow came and now the snow has gone. If I didn’t know any better I would say it never did snow. Well I’m hoping for more next time and maybe then it will stick around for a day or so. Because now the girls are running out to the doors yelling ‘Snow’.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Second Snow this week

Well we got our second snow this week, which in Georgia is very rare. I have posted some pics in the web gallery. The girls had fun again and are getting used to getting all bundled up. We tried to sled a bit in the bilbo’s the got for Christmas, but we didn’t have enough snow or balance in the girls case to get very far. Maybe next time we will get more snow and we can try it again.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Archive of Old BlogSpot Posted

Since we are moving to this new site, I have taken each year from the old blog site and converted it into PDF and posted it under the Special Docs section. With this new site I hope to be able to consolidate everything, pictures, movies, blogs and so forth.


End of This Blog, moving on

To those that viewed this site, I have moved it to a better site (IMHO). Here is the link.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Girls First Snow

Well we got out rare snow in Georgia and the girls loved it. We dressed them up and off to the deck we went. Both girls learned to say snow real quick. Lanier even had the while tongue out to catch the flakes down pat. When we brought them in, both were real upset about not being able to play in it more. But it was getting late and they were tired. Plus Harlan kept finding the deck with her butt. I have some pics in the web gallery of the fun. I will be posting some video later.