Sunday, June 30, 2013

Scientific Art

Chase shows off his latest art installation at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature. He discovered a wide-mouth water bottle in another part of the exhibit and used it to create the circles.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Huck Finn

We briefly considered naming Chase "Huck" before he was born. His look today at the pool might have made that name somewhat appropriate.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Joie de Vivre

Ace downs a chocolate cupcake while lounging with our friends and neighbors the Crowleys. Mommy and Daddy were lucky enough to be invited over for a crawfish boil. While Mommy and Daddy went back for seconds, Chase stuck to 3 bean and potato salad, as those crawfish looked strangely like Captain Cray (the crustacean pet of friends).

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mountains' Magesty

Ace is humbled (sort of) by the grandeur of Rocky Mountain National Park during the mid-point of our 2 night trip.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Shiny, Happy Skid-Steer

Ace does some cosmetic maintenance on his construction fleet in Rattlesnake Lake.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pink Fighter Jet

Ace, wanting to buzz the tower, requests a fly by. Fortunately, his blue shades made his request undeniable and during the maneuver a half inch was taken off his bangs.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Space Cadets

Astronauts Moody and Dyer-Payne get lost in space at the Denver Museum of Science & Nature.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Bye, Bye, Breck

We had to leave Breckenridge today as our wonderful vacation came to an end, but not before we took a final ride on the gondola. Chase loves the gondola!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summertime Snow

We celebrated the first day of summer by having continued adventures in Breckenridge, including a hike up onto snowfields that refuses to melt, despite the gorgeous 70 degree temps.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mountain Climbing

Not only did Ace ride the Alpine Slide in Breckenridge today, but he also scaled the jungle gym at the local playground.

Note all that snow still on the peaks in the distance!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Mommy & Daddy are celebrating an early anniversary by spending 3 days in Breckenridge. While the gondola ride was fun, the clear highlight of today was the evening visit by the local (we assume!) fox.

While Mommy made it very clear that this little fella is NOT to be treated like a pet, Ace loved this brief encounter.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Bearded Dragon and Books

Despite Mommy's attempts to persuade Ace to go to the pool, he decided he wanted to go to the book store instead. While there we were treated to an unexpected visit from this Bearded Dragon named Zvezda (the Russian word for star). Who knew reptiles liked to read?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

No Whitespace

As he is always encouraged to do by his mother, Ace works to fill in all the whitespace on his canvas at the Denver Children's Museum.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Out of the Woods

No sooner had we returned from our camping trip then The Critter found himself back in the wild. (Also known as our front yard.)

Gone Fishin'

Ace tries his hand at angling - albeit with a pinecone for bait - at Dude's Fishing Hole during our second day of camping.

(Note to our Dear Readers: due to cell connection issues in the woods, this would not upload last night. This is the CAD for 6/13.)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Camping Cocoon Critter

The Cajun Critter relaxes outside our cabin as we enjoy a two night stay in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

Mommy's sources said this place was great for kids. So far, so good!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Painting Rocks

Our little Van Gogh discovers that painting rocks to decorate the garden is lots of fun!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Maybe... There'll be a Bulldozer!

This is the look of contemplative delight Ace gets when he hears about a possible play date with Jamey - and Jamey's toy construction equipment - on the schedule for tomorrow.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Rigatoni Fingers

Nightmare on Elm Street -- the prequel. It all started with pasta.

Friday, June 7, 2013

In the Balance

Chase is able to find his balance after a busy morning at the airport, then the garden, and finally the Rec Center. Who knew that after all that activity the little guy would want to go to the pool for the first time this summer?!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Contemplation in a Nest

After a long morning playing in every nook and cranny of the Children's Museum, Ace finds a safe place to sit and think.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Prayer Wheels

Chase chants "Om Mani Padme Hum" and gains good karma by spinning the Prayer wheels at the zoo this afternoon. Enlightenment never looked so fun!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013

An Apple a Day...

Yummy! Who needs clothes when you have such a delicious apple?!?

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Busy as a Beaver

The Little Engineer contemplates where to place the next log in the dam he is constructing at the Denver Botanic Gardens children's alpine stream.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Gone Girl

We thought Ace was just fooling around in our bedroom after his bath, but when we went in to investigate, it turns out he was engaging with some serious literature.