Monday, September 30, 2013

Bright Lights, Big Bed

Between Yoda, star turtle, and clock, Ace enjoys plenty of illumination as he drifts off to sleep.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tiny Town Tongue Twister

Mommy and Ace went to Tiny Town today - its last day of the season - and got a little silly on the train ride.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Supermarket Sweep

Fresh off his Lil' Kickers soccer class, Ace speeds through Whole Foods, flaunting basic shopping cart safety protocols.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Food Face

Chase was feeling a bit blue this afternoon, so Mommy made a funny face for dinner. His spirits brightened up immediately. Although, Mommy had to rearrange the food before he would actually eat. Perhaps a future vegan on our hands?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ace Up His Sleeve

Ace proudly dons his new shirt bearing his name. Mommy was fortunate enough to meet an old friend at Ace restaurant last night, and luckily for our little guy, they had kid-sized shirts.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Big Name

Yesterday's art project was on proud display this evening.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Paint My Name

Our budding artist enjoyed painting the letters of his name with glitter paint this afternoon. With that hair perhaps he should be painting the letters that spell Alfalfa.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Surface Tension

Ace creates four walls of bubbles at the Children's Museum this afternoon.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Playground Bound

In search of a new place to play, Mommy's research revealed a great playground in Aurora. As Ace played, we chatted with some locals, who said the entire place had been under water during the recent flooding. Fortunately, the waters had receded and everything was dried out for a morning of family fun.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Chubbs, the Shetland Pony

Chase takes a ride on Chubbs at the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield today. A tiger takes his first pony ride.

Friday, September 20, 2013


An unplanned visit to Lil Monkey Bizness led to the surprise revelation that Ace likes stencils. Trace on, dude!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dentist Dandy

Finally, Chase's visit to the dentist went smoothly! He was the perfect patient today!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Hush, Little Baby

Today slipped by without a pic, necessitating a post bedtime trip into the Critter's room. He was already asleep, with "Hush, Little Baby" - appropriately enough - playing on his lullaby clock.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Tiger, Tiger

I'm sure there's something about Princeton that could be said here, but Mommy is tired and Daddy is snoring. Maybe he will change the caption tomorrow.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Getting to the Children's Museum was just as much fun as playing there, since it involved an umbrella and puddles. The joy of rain is not lost on the very young.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ace's Ark

Colorado was hit with enough rain to flood streets and turn Daddy's school into an evacuation site, but The Critter just soaked up the excitement. Rumor has it that his pair of kitties were hidden under that coat, ready for Noah's arrival.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Walking in the Rain

Mommy had a plan -- keep Chase going all day so he would go to bed easy and early. One of our activities was to go to the zoo. In the rain. With a tired three year old who wanted popcorn. At a zoo where all but one food vendor were closed. It took 3 hours to circle the zoo. By the end of the trip we had one soaked to the bone kid and one beat Mommy. But, it was fun, really.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Denver Skyline

Chase gazes out on the city skyline while spending a post-nap hour at the Museum of Science.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Gravical, Dude!

Chase summits one of the climbing walls at the park this afternoon.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Endless Summer

Unseasonable warm temps - even for Denver - have kept the area pools open for an extra week. Alas, all good things must come to an end. Tonight was the final open evening for the Stapleton pools, and we enjoyed it as a family. The sun sets on summer and we're thankful about the many great memories we've created!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Asleep at the Wheel

Have you ever seen a more perfect bed for a kid who loves vehicles?!?

Ace has fully transitioned to a big boy bed, and we credit the ease of the switch to this cool slumber setup, which was courtesy of Nanna & Papa. (Although it may be a bit of a surprise to them!)

Train loves it, too, although the boys aren't yet allowed to spend the entire night together. We think they might get up to a bit of mischief.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Dunking with Daddy

Daddy was able to meet up with Mommy and Ace for an unexpected evening swim at Jet Stream tonight.

In Mommy's words, " I never want the pool to close!"

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hold On

Mommy and Chase are holding onto summer for aslap. We spent the day at Jet Stream, enjoying the quiet pool and chill lifeguards.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

One Man Parade

This little patriot decided to hold his own post-Labor Day celebration and marched around the block proudly waving Old Glory.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Auntie Jo

Chase enjoys his last day with Auntie Joann at the final day of the Puddle Jumper. We splashed and danced the day away and were sad to see her go.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Evening Stroll

Chase has delighted in having a very special guest this weekend - Mommy's aunt and namesake, Auntie Joanne. She's been full of fun and laughs, and ready for any adventure, including tonight's trip to Sam and Caleb's house to celebrate their birthdays.