Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Chase takes his first ride on the rings at the neighborhood gym. I think he had more fun than his face reveals.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Nightly Connect

We don't have much time together on weekday evenings, but we try to make the most of it.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Tiny Town

We discovered yet another Colorado landmark today, the "World Famous Tiny Town & Railroad" in Morrison. As the name suggests, Tiny Town is a huge collection of child-size buildings, some ninety years old, stretched through a forested park in the foothills west of Denver.

Chase enjoyed a few hours imitating King Kong just as much as he enjoyed the mini-steam engine train ride around the park.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friends in High Places

Ace was instrumental in decorating the Man Cave (a.k.a The Garage) today. Larry didn't do much for him, but Chewie was a hit -- first inducing terror, then intense curiosity.

Friday, August 26, 2011


It doesn't matter how you dress him, he looks good.

And he knows it.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Shaken Baby Syndrome

Chase plays his new favorite game -- rock the babies until they fall off the ottoman, then laugh hysterically.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Give the kid a hand

Finding himself perilously perched atop a dangerous shopping mall play-structure, Chase signs for "Help." 

Ain't language amazing?!?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

...and the livin' is easy.

Chase takes a break from backyard swimming to enjoy a cool beverage in the shade.

Monday, August 22, 2011


As Mommy does all the work, Ace kicks back and enjoys life Jimmy Buffett-style.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

John Deere

Celebrating the coming football season by wearing Daddy's Patriots hat, Chase checks out his new John Deere lawn mower. While Daddy toils away at our small yard with an old fashioned push reel mower, Chase enjoys the power of his toy by pressing the start button and listening to the engine rev.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

D'another Plane!

Mommy and Daddy indulged Ace's newfound love of planes by taking a trip to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum today. He walked beneath fighter jets, bombers, reconnaissance planes and even strolled by a Rebel X-Wing fighter from Star Wars. 

The birds of war were impressive, sure, but most notable was the highly waxed, shiny floor, which completely freaked him out. Guess this boy was meant to be in the skies.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Da Plane, Da Plane

Chase spots an airplane, a new favorite pastime. In addition, he enjoys seeing helicopters, which he lovingly calls "daddycaca". Oh yeah, and he also sported his Red Sox crocs all day.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My cup runneth over

A brief description of the scene captured here:
1) Chase notices plastic cup.
2) Chase puts cup under tub faucet.
3) Chase pours water down his chest.
4) Chase celebrates successful completion of operation "Get Wet Before Bath!"

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Up, up, and away!

Chase clings to Mommy's back as they ride with Auntie Amanda higher and higher into the mountains at Brekenridge on a super-cool gondola. While not a fan of the long drive, the Critter loved the end destination and will surely be ready for ski season!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cross that bridge when you come to it

Chase zips around the children's section of the Denver Botanic Garden after taking a refreshing dip in the kid's stream.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rockin' Camel

Yeah, looks sort of like a sick horse, but trust me: it's a camel.

Ace dropped in on friends of his Great Aunt Joanne in Boulder today and got to try out a new toy. Life in the saddle is great!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Red Noodles

Chase can't hide his surprise that his Auntie Amanda is at the Rec Center pool with him. She's awesome!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Two Words

Chase has reached the milestone of putting words together. After days of hearing "Daddy's car", Mommy rejoiced at Ace muttering "Mommy's cup" as he played with a Starbucks cup. What are we teaching this kid about consumerism?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Afternoon Swim

Chase enjoys an afternoon dip in his backyard pool.

"A good pool game is a sign of a misspent youth"

Chase plots his next hustle as the SOAR beginning-of-the-year staff party rages in the background.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Red Balls

Chase has recently started to eat peas, which he enthusiastically labels "Ball!" along with every other spherical object he encounters. Tonight, on our evening stroll to the mailbox, he started yelling "Ball!  Ball!" and pointing to a plant in our front yard. Daddy was momentarily baffled, but it turns out he had spotted the tiny, red berries that were growing in the shrubbery.

Maybe those peas are improving his eyesight.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

You are my sunshine

Chase basks in the glow of the confluence of Cherry Creek and the Platt River, in the heart of Denver, within a stone's throw of the REI outfitters store.

Splashing, shopping, and Starbucks. Now that's a great Sunday morning.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Ace in Wonderland

In a dream-like moment, Chase explores the Land of the Bubbles.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Alley Cat

Yeah, we let him play in the alley. Got a problem with that?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Two dudes chillin'

Chase and Jamey move beyond parallel play into the realm of genuine interaction. Yeah, developmental stages!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A new set of wheels

Chase tests out his newest truck, a free, neighborhood hand-me-down.

It's nearly as fast as it looks.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Dance, Dance Revolution

Chase and Mommy were cutting the rug to the tunes of the Beach Boys when Daddy arrived home today.