Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fierce Fork Lift

In a feat of great strength, Ace's mini fork lift raises a huge pile of Play-Doh. Comments such as "Looka that!" and "Unbelievable" we're heard throughout Denver.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Chewin' the Fat

Liam and Ace engage in a little neighborly conversation early this evening. Topics included the ownership of various houses on the courtyard, the dangers of bumblebees, and -- of course -- bike riding.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Community Garden

The Water Boy assists Mommy as she cares for a friend's veggie plot in a nearby community garden. Actually, he enjoys spraying Mommy as much as the plants!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Belly Flop

On the opening day of the Olympics, Ace perfects his technique in an event he hopes is added in time for his participation in the 2032 Games.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Running with Recycling

Chase enjoys some playtime with his recycling truck. Sometimes we just need some time at home.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Digging in the Gulch

It looks like Chase is diligently clearing dirt off the bones of a dinosaur, however he was much more interested in making sure the dirt was evened out between the two digs.

Monday, July 23, 2012


Ace and Jamey share a nutritious snack of carrots. Mommy has been a little nervous about giving the Critter carrots, but he did just fine.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Celebrity Sighting

We were lucky enough to get a quick glimpse of KG at Marczyk's today. He's not as tall as you might think!

Saturday, July 21, 2012


As we all try to make sense of the tragic shooting in nearby Aurora, Ace's outfit celebrated some of his favorite superheroes -- Batman, Superman, and first responders, who have been particularly vital in Colorado this summer.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Cruisin' the Neighborhood

Ace headed out for a drive around the courtyard on a balmy Friday evening.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Acting Poolish

Some days, it's just too hot for the outdoor pool. Rec Center, here we come!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


After carefully constructing a tower and carefully (although not necessarily accurately) counting its blocks, guess what the Little Engineer did next...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, Mommy!

In celebration of Mommy's B-Day, Ace patents the " Cup-o-water" dunk.

As the look of anticipation on his face demonstrates, he also can't wait to accompany the lady he loves the best on her next trip around the sun!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ace the Vampire Slayer

Edward Cullen better watch out -- Ace has outfitted himself with a holy water sprayer and some large wooden stakes. We are safe from the Undead in Denver tonight.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Constant Gardener

The Critter enjoys his first foray into gardening. Although a little late in the season, Mommy hopes to grow some herbs for Chase to smell and taste.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Our neighbors have headed out of town to get married this weekend (Congrats, Anne & Adam!) and have left our little Critter in charge of their new little critter. While Mommy and Daddy have had to handle food and litter detail, Ace has the "pick him up and carry him around" routine covered -- a feat not quite as easy with our behemoth kitties.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Through the Gauntlet

Ace takes the shortest route up our sidewalk -- with the accomodation of Mr. Newton -- on our evening walk.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Ace and Daddy enjoy an evening swim on the final day of Daddy's vacation.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Back in the Swing of Things

After a month away from his turf, the Critter rejoices in swinging at the Big Dipper Park.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Clubbin' It

On the last day of our east coast trip, Mommy finally got to take the Critter to one of her childhood hang-outs, the Stamford Yacht Club pool. What a delightful way to end a marathon vacation!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Gardening with Grandma

Grandma shows the Kid how to create a homemade rainbow as she takes over parenting duties so Mommy and Daddy can enjoy a belated anniversary evening out.

Thank you, Grandma!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Look Who's Coming to Dinner

After a long day of travels, Ace was tired but excited to see another set of long lost honorary relatives, Aunt Juliane and Uncle Chris! As some of our most dedicated Chase-a-Day followers, it's appropriate to have at least one make a formal appearance on these pages. (Someday, the Critter will convince the other that it's perfectly safe to have your picture posted on the web. At least the kid hopes it is, or he is in some serious trouble...)

Good Friends & Relations

Chase welcomed a surprise visitor on the last night of our Block Island trip -- Great Uncle Antony. Here, he offers Antony some fresh-picked mint from the gardens of the wonderful, rambling 1909 house that has so comfortably accommodated nine couples (and a little boy adored by them all) over the last week. Antony not only enjoyed the mint, he also certainly added some spice to the mix as our island vacation drew to a close.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Wiped Out

After nearly a week of hard partying on Block Island, it was all the Little Engineer could do to build himself a makeshift jacuzzi, shut down the heavy machinery, and catch a few winks.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Southeast Light

Ace pauses for a family pic on a bicycle tour of Block Island. Despite a rainy morning our family took to the streets and enjoyed a great 4th of July. Happy Birthday America!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Beach Buddies

Ace and Grandpa stroll along the beach looking for treasure.

Sea Change

5,280 feet below his usual play spots, Ace delights in a new kind of fun.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Beach Bum

The Cajun Critter enjoys a taste of northeastern shore life in the sand of Block Island.