Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tree Hugger

Although the pic of Chase playing a natural selection game next to a giant portrait of Charles Darwin was hard for Daddy to pass up, we couldn't beat the adorableness of this shot, just outside the Denver Museum of Science and Nature. Either way, we marvel at the wonders of the world!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Too Big to Fail

Parker's bike may be too large for Ace, but that didn't stop him from having quite an
adventure all the way to our nearby park.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Heart Wrenching

The Little Engineer tries out a new tool he discovered in Daddy's toolbox.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Endless Summer

Chase and Mommy enjoyed several hours at the pool on this hot day. We are holding onto summer as long as possible.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Coach Taylor Gets a Cookie

A post haircut shot of Chase enjoying a cookie and playing cars. Love how Cake Crumbs in Park Hill keeps the kiddos happy with a toy chest chockablock full.

On another note, Mommy has been on a Friday Night Lights binge on Netflix. She had been calling the Critter Lil' Riggins because of his long hair. After today's cut, Ace looks more like Lil' Coach Tayor. Neither is a bad doppelgänger.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rock Star

Ace climbed this sculpture at the a Denver Botanic Gardens all by himself. (Although he did ask for a little assistance to get back down.)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Screw This

The Critter engaged in some fine woodworking at the Children's Museum of Denver this morning.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Birds of a Feather

Mommy and Daddy enjoyed an evening stroll around the block, with Ace acting as the pace car in his trike. At one point, he had to dismount to get a closer look at our neighbor's glowing hummingbird.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Back in Action!

Daddy got home from the first day of school and was presented with a special present - a back roller - which Ace proudly showed off.

Thanks, Mommy, for the gift!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen

Chase shows off his new-to-him play kitchen to our neighbors, Parker and Lyla.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013


Sophia, our little neighbor, hands Chase some freshly picked dandelions.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Baseball, Beyblades, and the Boys

Ace takes on Sam and Caleb in Beyblades (battling tops!) as the Sox game plays in the background. Daddy and Ace actually were at the Cassetta-Waxman house for a sleepover, since Marc and Gianna went away for the night to celebrate their anniversary.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Auntie A. Arrives

Ace delighted in the unexpected visit from Auntie Amanda, who jetted out to Denver for a few more days with her nephew. Tubby time was even more fun than usual, and drying off involved making funny sounds as Auntie pounded on his chest.

Friday, August 16, 2013

It's a Zoo Out There

While he didn't see any dogs masquerading as lions (a story out of China yesterday) The Critter did enjoy his afternoon at the zoo with Mommy.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Blowing Bubbles

Chase uses the stand from his T-Ball holder to blow enormous bubbles in one of Mommy's sauce pans. A fun summer day in the yard.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Don't Fence Me In

Just another evening run to Home Depot for our favorite construction worker.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


"You will be amazed and impressed," Ace declared, as he summoned us over to see the sunrise. He could have just as appropriately been referring to the surprise French toast that Mommy made for her guys this morning.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Just Say No

Chase has taken to noticing cigarette butts - in fact, he has an eagle eye for them and can spot them from far away. Although we can't think of when he's actually seen someone with a cigarette, he somehow understands enough to always ask, "Did somebody blow smoke out of that?"

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Home is where the cat is

After a week in Connecticut, Ace and Mommy returned to Denver today. While we know all the East Coast folks were sorry to see them go, Daddy, Bird, and Trane were thrilled to have them back. Here, the two brothers enjoy a little quality time after nap.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Never Say Goodbye

Mommy is sure Daddy will have a heart attack about two pictures on Chase-a-Day, but she just couldn't choose. Tomorrow we say goodbye to the East Coast to fly back to Colorado, but even harder than flying with a three-year old is saying goodbye to family. Chase has had a wonderful time spending quality time with Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie Amanda, Uncle Johnny, Nanna and Papa. We are so fortunate to have had this time together and hope to see everyone again soon.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Family is...

It's amazing how a three year old can bring people together.

Thursday, August 8, 2013


After a long ride from Maine to Connecticut, Nanna and Ace take a closed eye picture and feel the love.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Flagger Chase

Chase explains with great gusto to Mommy and Grandma that the X means you cannot pass, construction is underway. Luckily, for Mommy, the work was finished five seconds later and she was able to continue.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Grandfatherly Wisdom

"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." -- knowledge passed down through generations. Quotation courtesy of Kenneth Grahame, author of Wind in the Willows.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Everyday is a Party

After spending the day romping through the back yard, playing at the beach and swimming in the pool our little love was rewarded with a giant cupcake after dinner. Life is good at Grandma and Grandpa's house!

Don't worry Daddy, only a bit of the frosting was eaten, because Ace "listened to his body" and stopped eating when "his tummy told him to". A lesson we should all learn.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Heading out for the East Coast, Lord knows I’ve paid some dues gettin’ through

Chase and Mommy were so happy to land safely in New York and to be welcomed with open arms to Grandma and Grandpa's house in Connecticut. Our little aviator was wonderful on the airplane thanks to Elmo and a portable DVD player. But neither enjoyed the turbulence while descending into LaGuardia. As you can see from the ear to ear grin, we are happy to be here.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

One Giant Leap

After an exciting morning peddling a 5K on a trike and playing in the hot sand, Chase jumps into Rattlesnake Lake with gusto. Tomorrow he and Mommy jump across the country to visit Grandma & Grandpa!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Tape Yo-Yo

The Little Engineer works on his newest invention - the Painter's Tape Yo-Yo.