Sunday, March 31, 2013

On the Hunt

In addition to Easter baskets and a trip to the zoo, Mommy coordinated Easter dinner with our neighbors and a courtyard egg hunt. Ace should thank his lucky stars every holiday that he has his Mommy -- she knows how to celebrate, kid-style!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Eggseptional Experience

Ace prepares for Easter by trying his hand at egg dying. His patience paid off (he let them sit through dinner) with some truly brilliantly colored eggs.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Turtle Love

On our hundredth trip to the Children's Museum, The Critter discovered this friend just outside the entrance. He obviously adored it.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Despite the March Madness, Ace roots on his favorite team.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sleeping Beauty

This is the cuteness you get when Mommy &Daddy forget to take a picture all day long.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Jungle Book

Chase enjoyed reading a personal favorite, Knuffle Bunny Too (thanks to a gift certificate from Grandpa Fred and Grandpa Laurent, we now own all three books in this beloved series) in the rainforest house at the Denver Botanic Garden, today.

Nothing like fine literature and artificial humidity to get our minds off the snow outside.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mile High Comics

A morning with Daddy meant we found our way to the Mile High Comics warehouse. Yes, that's called "Great parenting."

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Shreddin' It

Ace and Mommy prepare to descend Mount Stapleton as we enjoy the (hopefully) last snow of the season.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Moon Sand

During a snow day Mommy is prepared with several projects to fill the day. Here, Ace creates a construction zone with Moon Sand. Search Pinterest if you'd like to find out what that is!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Snow Rider

As temperatures plummeted today, Ace braved the cold before being sequestered in the house for an early spring snow.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spring Fling

As our beloved East Coast family digs out from another storm, Chase and Mommy enjoy a post dinner stroll to the Big Dipper Park.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Science Experiment

The Little Scientist enjoys watching drops of food coloring explode into circles and swirls. Mommy loves getting cool ideas from Pinterest.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Silly Faces

Our little Roman loves making funny faces in the mirror after tubby time.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lil Leprechaun

Ace digs for his pot o' gold on a pleasant St. Patrick's Day outing to Bluff Lake.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013


Ace loves to go to Petsmart to see the cats up for adoption. With great concern, he asks Mommy if this is Trane?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Back Rub

Mommy has come down with a case of strep throat so the Critter knew just the right medicine: a dinner time massage.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Four Wheelin'

After a morning trip to the dentist, Chase enjoyed a ride on a sweet four wheeler at Bass Pro Shops. He's teeth are almost as shiny as this ride.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Snaring a Gorilla

We caught this gorilla prowling the Rumpus Room. We've decided to keep it.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Veggie Tales

"Whataya gonna do, Daddy, if I eat these vegetables?"

Crazy, humiliating stuff, my son... all in the name of nutrition.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Two Man Bobsled

The weekend snowstorm gave us our first official sledding opportunity of the winter. This self-portrait captures the essence - if not the view - of one of our many runs. Cowabunga!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Yes! Mickey Mouse Pancakes!

Grandma took us out for a hearty breakfast this morning, at which Ace set the world record for "Most food consumed by a three-year-old."

Friday, March 8, 2013


The Denver Botanic Children's Garden opened a few days ago. Of course we were there early in the season to begin major excavation in the sand pit.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Grandparent's Breakfast

Grandma and Ace enjoy some time together at Temple Emanuel's Grandparent's Breakfast. Making bookmarks, singing a few songs with the Cantor, and showing off his classroom made for a fun and busy morning.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

We're Playing Chopsticks...

Count 1,2,3,4,5,6... Ace seems to be on the mend after a nap uninterrupted by coughing fits. He's also excited to spend the weekend with grandma who arrived after bedtime.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Nose Frida

Yes, this picture depicts exactly what you think it does. Mommy is literally sucking the snot out of Ace's nose.

Being ill isn't glamorous.

Monday, March 4, 2013

(Really) Sick & (Very) Tired

No vomiting this time, but congestion and a whole bunch of coughing has kept the Critter from sleeping all day. Mommy is camping out in his room tonight, hoping a little companionship will help him to rest.

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Although he only likes to eat the crust, Chase enthusiastically helped prepare a pizza for dinner tonight.

Saturday, March 2, 2013


Although some snow was still hanging on (pretty decent for snowballs, actually), temps were downright balmy today, sending Ace and Daddy to the Sand Park. Muddy fun was had by all.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Piano Man

Chase, learning cause and effect, noticed that when he pressed a key on the piano the wires vibrated to create a sound -- or at least that is what Mommy told him.