Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Daddy's Day

The Critter adds his final touches to Daddy's birthday banner. He can't believe his youthful and vivacious father is 41!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Dino House

Ace builds a house for another critter during evening playtime.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Rainforest Crunch

Chase flashes a smile as he weaves his way through the jungle.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Truck Book!

Can you believe there's a book about trucks?! It looks as though the critter has never seen one before. He's an enthusiastic little guy.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Couch Potatoes

Two snuggle bunnies enjoy a few moments of together time before bed.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Baking Bread

Who knew that a small ball of bread dough could provide so much entertainment?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bouncy House Silliness

Chase and Jamey go crazy in the ball pit of Jamey's bouncy house. And, why yes, that is a pajama shirt Chase is wearing. He wore it all day. Some battles are not worth fighting.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Muscular Movement

Ace attempts to make his avatar dance during today's trip to the Denver Museum of Science and Nature.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Bunny Hill

On a crisp and sunny day, Chase, Bunny and Daddy had fun playing at the purple mountain park.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Four Fantastic Friends

The never ending birthday festival may finally have drawn to a close with our official party today, which included Parker, Jamey, and Erin. Temps soared, cake was devoured, and good times were had by all.

Please do not send any more gifts -- it's time to wrap up this year's celebration before Chase starts believing that b-days are month-long events.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Birthday Suit in the Big Tub

Although he's now three (yes, b-day celebrations continue), The Critter still usually takes his evening bath in the infant tub. Hey, it saves water!

Tonight, however, Mommy let him bathe in our bathroom. He took advantage of all the space by going for a bit of a swim.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon?

Chase took off running after he discovered the balloons Auntie Amanda and Uncle Johnny sent him for his birthday. Thanks guys! He loves them!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Big Three

The Critter turned three today, and celebrated at school and at home. We were lucky enough to have Papa, Nanna, and Nanna K on Skype for some gift opening and the official singing of Happy Birthday.

The highlight may have been blowing out the candles which, once it was done, he asked to do again.

We are looking forward to the unknown adventures on his next trip around the sun. Hope to see you all on that journey.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Post Nap Bliss

After a week of no naps, the family enjoyed a tantrum-free evening and bedtime ritual. Chase finally fell asleep this afternoon for the first time since we went cold turkey with the sucker. Patience and perseverance wins out. Let's hope for the same tomorrow.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Spicy Imagination

Enjoying brunch at Udi's, Ace suddenly grabbed the salt and pepper shakers and began acting out dramas between Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper, characters on his favorite show, Blues Clues.

Even more interestingly, he removed the cap from the Tabasco sauce and declared that to be their child, Baby Paprika. As Grandpa often declares, imagination is such an important characteristic!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Spaced Out

In our ongoing attempt to set the record for most visits, Ace and Daddy ventured once again to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science this morning. The Little Engineer was particularly fascinated by this exhibit in the Space area, in which ball bearings are shot into sand to demonstrate how space debris create craters.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Bird approves of Ace's new facial hair. She's something of a hipster, too.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Poster Boy

This series was posted outside of Chase's classroom today. Although the pics are from two days ago, this picture of the poster was taken today, staying true to the promise of the blog. Our little guy is mechanically inclined these days.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Muscle Man

Yo, classmates! Ya'll ever seen anything this impressive?!?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Two Timer

Chase enjoyed two rides on the train at the zoo today. Yay!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Chase-d by a Cheetah

Ace tries out the running techniques of both the cheetah and the impala at a playfully interactive exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. No matter which animal he imitated, he won.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Tools of the Trade

Mommy raided the kitchen drawers so that the Little Engineer could conduct proper Play Doh experiments this morning.

(Note that we are getting maximum use out of those pajamas.)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Frozen Contractors, Inc.

Freezing temps can't stop this dedicated construction worker. Work ethic is clearly hereditary.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Adventures in a New Year

Ace launched into 2013 with a little trip to the moon.

Not only was it a great way to begin year three of Chase-a-Day, but it certainly sets the tone for all the journeys that await him on this next trip round the sun.