Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Double infraction: use of the neighboring courtyard's slide and standing up without regard for personal safety. It's called Living Dangerously.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pool Shark

The Salsa Shark enjoys some rec center frolicking with Mommy. He tried out his new swim shirt in anticipation of soon visiting the outdoor pools, which just opened over the weekend.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorable Day

Ace kicked up, down, and every other which way during our hike around Evergreen Lake on a beautiful Memorial Day.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Tight Fit

In preparation for next weekend's camping trip -- Ace's first -- The Critter tries out tents at REI. He wasn't quite sure how all three of us were supposed to squeeze into this little enclosure. The boy does, after all, appreciate his personal space.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Book Worm

For once, Chase actually sat down on this own and read some books at the library.

Friday, May 25, 2012

School's Out!

Ace and Daddy enjoy a celebratory playground feast (of wood chips) to celebrate the end of this school year. Bring on more family time!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

"Watch this game!"

...exclaimed our little trapeze artist, while swinging off the blue circle and hanging onto the banister. Mommy was too nervous to let him hang unassisted to get the shot, but this one came out pretty good.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Rainy Day Stroll

A rainy afternoon in Denver couldn't keep Ace & Daddy from their daily walk to get the mail.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


After a hard hike in Boulder, Chase relaxes on the patio by expressing his artistic side.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Impressive Excavator

Try as he might, little Ace just can't get Erinn to take his giant excavator seriously.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Last Train to Tiny Town

The fabulous twosome check out the railroad at Tiny Town in Morrison during Grandpa's last morning in Colorado. We'll miss you, Grandpa!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Oh Snap

Doesn't it look like Ace is snapping his fingers? I'm not sure what he's doing here, but it definitely is not snapping his fingers. He'll learn soon enough.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spidey Car

This super vehicle may be getting too small to ride, but it's still good for pushing!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012


Chase practices his parenting skills following up on the lessons learned from Mommy yesterday.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mama's Kisses

On Mother's Day, nothing exemplifies a mother's love more than kisses on a boo boo owie.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Ace checks out a Blackhawk helicopter as part of a local Touch-A-Truck event this morning. He also had up-close-and-personal interactions with a fire engine, city bus, dump truck, limo, ambulance, front loader, and tow truck. Ironically, the best part of the day was running around the empty back of a mattress delivery truck.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Little Brother

Chase got to try out having a little brother this morning. Mommy looked after Jackson, Jamey's little bro, while Jamey went to the dentist. Ace and Mommy agree that baby Jackson is wonderful, but we also decided they are happy with the way things are. We are sure Daddy will concur.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Independent Play

In a stunning move, the Critter played by himself for about 15 minutes this evening. Long enough for Mommy to do some prep work for dinner without the little guy pulling on her clothes.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

SOAR had a few hundred tickets to today's Rockies/Braves game so Ace tagged along to enjoy his second MLB game. (He made it to Fenway when he was just a few months old, but admits that memories of that trip are hazy.) 

Fortunately, Coors Field actually has a playground where the Kid passed some time while Daddy and some students were on the field being introduced -- really!  He lasted half a hotdog and two innings (one inning per year of life seems appropriate) before we called it an afternoon.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Heavy Machinery

Chase and Sam check out the construction vehicles behind Sam's house.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tempting Bees

Chase antagonizes the yellow jackets in the flowers. He will learn his lesson. Let's just hope he's not allergic to bees!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Operator's Manual

The Lil' Rig double checks the specs on his new 236B Series 3 Caterpillar Skid Steer Loader before making custom adjustments to the hydraulic quick coupler.