Thursday, October 31, 2013

Scary Cat is Not a Scaredy Cat

Our very own Scary Cat was very excited for Halloween this year. In fact, he kept his scary mask on for the entirety of Trick or Treating. Once home, he counted his loot -- 16 candies! He ate 3 and then gracefully handed out treats to the rest of the goblins who visited our house. Tomorrow, we head to our dentist to hand over the treats that weren't given out.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

World Champs!!!

Ace didn't quite make it to the late innings, but he did a lot of fist pumping and gave plenty of double-claps through seven innings of game 6. He insisted on wearing this Sox shirt to bed and said a quiet "Go, Red Sox," as a Daddy went out to finish coaching the team to the World Series trophy.

Boston Strong!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Classic

With his BoSox in the process of winning game five of the World Series, Ace picked an appropriate book for his bedtime story. Go Sox!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Community Service

When Colorado was hit by those terrible rains a month ago, one of our our local playgrounds was flooded and subsequently cordoned off with caution tape. The waters have receded and the playground is useable again, but nobody had removed the tape. Enter our Little Community Servant, who took it upon himself to officially reopen the area!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Balloon Artist

We've discovered that Ace isn't so crazy about balloon creations being made for him...but he loves to create his own! At today's local Fun Festival, he requested that the balloon guy just give him a straight balloon. The creature seen here was a Chase original.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sunflower Farm

Chase holds a brand new kitten at Sunflower Farm in Longmont, CO today. The farm was a children's heaven -- tree houses and old tractors to climb on, animals, sand pit stocked with trucks galore, bikes, scooters, and basketball hoops. We want to live there.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Autumn Leaves

Ace gears up to toss a handful of leaves at Mommy after school.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Vocabulary Comes to Life

After learning a new word from Mommy, the Critter demonstrates the meaning of "Peek."

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Come Play with Me

Ace enjoyed time with his long lost Aunt Jenny (whom he had never met!), as she was in town for the night on a business trip. While Chase showed off his play-doh and read the new book Jenny brought as a gift, Mommy & Daddy appreciated getting an update about the rest of our extended family in Georgia. Come back soon!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Lunch in Neverland

Chase and Mommy went exploring for new a playground today. At the suggestion of a friend, we landed at the Peter Pan park, which boasted Captain Hook's ship, London Bridge, Big Ben, the Darling House, and the caves and rocks of Neverland. A perfect place to revel in our little Lost Boy's unending energy and youth.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Time Stands Still

The Little Engineer makes some modifications to his pesky alarm clock. Clearly, nobody's going to tell him when it's bedtime.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Hiding Out

Ace and Parker were ready for any threat - helmets on for safety - as they hid out behind the grasses this afternoon. If someone really had been looking for them, their laughter would have quickly given them away.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Snowy Morning

Chase awoke to find a blanket of white outside. It was all Mommy could do to get some oatmeal in his belly before he was out the door playing. We also realized that his snow pants are too short!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Just a Little Bit of Dirt

Improvising, Chase pours dirt into a very large screw into the exhaust pipe of his backhoe loader.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cupcake Wars

Ace, Sam , and Caleb show off their spooky cupcake creations.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fright Night Comes Early

Sam and Caleb joined us for the evening, and helped make our house spookier with cobwebs and screams!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Rainbow Connection

Today was Stapleton's last farmer's market of the year, and we took advantage of all the special festivities: a free pumpkin, balloon animals, and face painting. Ace said he picked a rainbow, "Because it is pretty!"

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The View from Here

When in doubt about what to do on a Saturday morning, take a trip to The Home Depot. Nothing's better than the chance to see a forklift in action.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Autumn Colors at the Gardens

Chase and Mommy enjoyed an afternoon walking through the Denver Botanic Gardens. Our little meteorologist certainly understands the seasons are changing and loves crunching through the leaves.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pop Goes the Curious George

It's unbelievable that Chase had never experienced a George in the Box until today. Clearly, he was very surprised when the monkey popped out.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


Ace practices gliding on his new (hand-me-down) scooter

Monday, October 7, 2013

Book Drop

A responsible library patron always returns their books on time.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Peak Performance

We were out of the door at the crack of dawn and off on quite a Sunday adventure. We ventured down to Colorado Springs to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, where The Critter fed a giraffe lettuce right out of his hand.

Then we were off to ride the world's longest and highest cog railway to the summit of Pike's Peak, where temps were in the 20s, but the view was gorgeous.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Circus Freaks

Ace and Erinn had a special adventure with their Mommies today - a trip to the circus! The Little a Engineer, predictably, was especially enthusiastic about the daredevil who was shot out of a canon. (Although the popcorn also proved to be a hit.)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

The Kid assumes the proper stance as he watches his favorite video star, Cyndi Lauper, belt classic tunes from Mommy & Daddy's youth.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cool Kid

With the first chilly weather of the season rolling in, The Critter dons a sweater and a silly face.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Prop Plane

Our little builder proudly displays his newest creation -- an airplane made with nuts, bolts, and building strips.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Two in the Bed

Daddy and Chase read before bed. Trane was present for a few minutes, making the boys in the bed complete, but he ran away before the picture was snapped.