Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bloody, but Unbowed




A split lip does little to quell Ace's enthusiasm on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bad Habits




Teaching your child to do things deemed unacceptable is fun. Here, Chase learns how to shoot a straw wrapper across the table, making Mommy duck for cover.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Drum Line




Chase plays along, and stops, in time with Ms Tonya at music class today.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Block Party




No fewer than five of our neighborhood households -- including 7 kids, 3 dogs, and even 2 (brave!) cats -- were represented in an impromptu evening play session in our courtyard tonight. Here Ace gives his all in a game of Hide-n-Seek with Grace. Note her roller skates and the retro coolness of her shirt.

Yep, we live in a pretty fun neighborhood.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Jackpot!




Today when Chase excitedly discovered a long "straw" (veggie stick) in his bowl, Mommy taught him a new word -- Jackpot!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hills Like White Elephants




Ace enjoys a moment of tranquility before we head out on our evening stroll.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Remote Control




While hanging with the big boys, number 1 Patriot fan Ace gets schooled on the awesomeness of remote control cars.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Boulder than He's Been



Ace enjoys lunch in the park during a morning adventure in Boulder.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Potty Art





Try explaining toilet art to a kid who is potty training!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mesmerized

Chase stands transfixed watching The Potty Dance as a reward for -- you'll never guess -- going to the potty.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Late Night at the Library




We are blessed to have a new library that stays open late on Wednesday evening. That allows the critter, Mommy and Daddy to visit together. Tonight Chase found his best book friend Maisy and read a book about going to school.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Under the Sea




Erinn and Chase pause during their daytime date at the Denver Aquarium today.

Monday, September 17, 2012

"Something tells me it's all happening at the zoo"

Ace and his best buddy Jamey enjoy some chalk art time while exploring the Great Apes exhibit at the zoo.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fleeting Days of Summer




Puddle Jumper may be closed, but this water baby still finds his way to the drink.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Kid's Play




Ace had the special experience of going to Great Play with Mommy AND Daddy, to make up for a missed class earlier in the week. He bowled, jumped, swung, rolled, and hula-hooped his way to a great time!

Friday, September 14, 2012

You've Got Mail




Ace took his evening ride to the mailbox only to discover that HE actually got some mail. This particular letter was from the dentist, praising his cooperation during the recent visit.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Drivers Ed




Chase got his first driving lesson today. He especially enjoyed learning how to flash his brights - and not just his pearly ones!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chompers




The Critter proudly shows off his pearly whites during his first trip to the dentist. Surprisingly, he did sit still enough to receive a thorough exam and a clean bill of dental health.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

En Suite




Chase ordered room service and dined en suite this evening.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Brothers and a Buddy




Jamey and Jackson stopped by to play with Ace today. Trying to get them all to look at the camera and say cheese was impossible.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Party Crew




Ace enthusiastically hosted a double birthday party for Sam and Caleb this afternoon. Festivities included lawn basketball, soccer, chalk art, water-bottle-spraying, and Chase's semi-solo rendition of "Happy Birthday to You!"

... And they clearly enjoyed the cup cakes!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Bubble Boy




Put that kid in a padded room!

Ace takes advantage of the bubble-wrap lined moving truck at the Transportation Exploration at the University of Denver this morning.

In addition to popping air, the Kid checked out garbage trucks, fire engines, backhoe loaders and countless smaller vehicles. They we're all very cool, he assures you.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

For the Birds





The Critter picks berries off our tree to feed his feathered friends. The fact that there were no feathered friends around provided no deterrent.

Monday, September 3, 2012

One Crazy Summer




Stapleton pools closed up today in fine fashion -- music, dancing, splashing, and lots o' people. Ace took a break from the festivities to recharge his batteries and show off his style.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Trucks n' Waffles




The family enjoyed breakfast out at Waffle Brothers as part of our long weekend festivities. While Mommy and Daddy focused on the food, Ace particularly enjoyed the house toys.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Mile High City






The Critter gazes at downtown Denver -- and the magnificent Rockies beyond -- from the Museum of Science and Nature. We also enjoyed the dino bones, moon rocks, and (his favorite exhibit) the escalator!