Friday, August 31, 2012

Family Pictures 2012

It was time.

Mason is about 8 months old now so we figured it was time to update our new family of 6 portrait while the beautiful weather is still around. 

Unfortunately it was a bit of a hazy day here at Daniels Park. But still a beautiful green landscape.

 Our monkey climbers.

Preston cracks me up.

Nana and Adrian.

Adrian: "No, no more pictures please" 

Oh look it's grass.

Guess what they are so intrigued by? 
A middle school football practice going on! I could easily see what John was day dreaming about... coaching the boys someday, maybe a football player or two or three in the family would be grand (in his eyes) mine... maybe not so much. I worry about head injuries!! I'm a mom, what can I say.

Um, still staring at the football players.

Our littlest man is growing up too fast! I just love this age :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Our First Red Rocks Concert

Why yes, every now and again we have date nights and go to adult functions and have lots of fun just the two of us. It's so important not to forget to make time for these sorts of things. I try to remind myself of that often since it's so easy to forget while getting lost in the day to day activities, the kids, the running, and the fast pace of life.

Last weekend we hit up Red Rocks for a 311 concert. My first and John's 31st (a collage favorite) We had so much fun and the most beautiful concert venue! The whole thing was very cool!

The walk up.

Packed house.

Duck lips and the 'huh' look to make the nights photos complete. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

An Apple A Day

We frequent the picnic scene in the new yard, a lot. Soft grass, no bugs, we're soaking it up until the winter arrives. A nice cozy quilt from John's great grandma... a snack, lunch or just some relaxing quiet time. Wait, our place is never quiet :) but we are able to relax sometimes.

the last supper :)

At least one little man heard me request big smiles.

Gimme an apple... now!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bittersweet: Kindergarten and Preschool

Two Preschoolers and a Kindergartener!

I write "bittersweet" because I've spent the last couple of weeks pretty excited to get the kids into school again and out of the house and back to learning and schedules and meeting friends and schedules and just getting on a schedule really (the sanity of "our little bubble" really does rely on a good schedule! And I've probably mentioned that at least 50x on here :) The summer gets rather chaotic, then throw moving houses in on top of it and unpacking, painting, organizing and making a home a home again, enrolling the kids in a new school and all that it entails and geez I'm tired just writing about it all. Also, John's abroad for work so it was a little sad to have him miss the big first day for the boys. However, I'm just so grateful to have the help of my mother for times like these.

Thanks to Adrian's new teacher for making me cry again after they got home yesterday. It was really sweet :)

I like how he positioned himself between two cute girls :)

All the new students this year... raise your hand.

Day #2 

I got to walk Adrian to school this morning. It was so nice to have the 15-20 minutes to spend talking and bonding just the two of us. 

About 1/2 of the kids that are in walking distance from school choose to ride their scooters. The boys are so pumped to do that someday!

In the far distance kids walking to school on the paths that run through all of the neighborhoods.

We're very excited to see what this school year brings for the boys, to see the changes in them and watch them grow intellectually. And... we're hoping preschool tames Kellen a bit (a future post about this wild child!!)

Thursday, August 9, 2012