Friday, March 23, 2018

A sings!

A and his best buddy have been practicing for several weeks to sing "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons.  Today was the big day at the Arts Festival.  They did an amazing job and it was really fun to watch them perform. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Scootering, Playground and Ice Cream

 The boys and I went on a several hour outdoor adventure last weekend to soak up the warm sun.  We rode scooters down to the playground and then got ice cream on our way home. 

 On the way home, B walked most of the way, but at one point he started crawling and told me he needed to be a big machine.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

B at the Gardens

B and I met his little buddy and his mom at the gardens last week, this was the only picture I got because these two were on the move, in different directions.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sick Kiddo

B was pretty sick last week, we finally got him antibiotics for an ear infection.  Its hard to entertain a baby in pain, but I pulled out some bags of dried beans that I had and we made a construction site.  

Science Fair

LT and his buddy did their science display on Jupiter.  They made this display, had coloring sheets for the younger kids and gave a pretty incredible presentation on Ganynmede.  

Monday, March 12, 2018

Another great meal

 This months meal made by Grandma and the boys was a Mardi Gras theme.  We had red beans and rice, homemade french bread (Grandma's friend taught them how to make it and made it with them, so yummy!), salad and bananas foster for dessert.  

Thursday, March 8, 2018


A started this large boat at school during choice, brought it home and then continued working on it with LT.  Together they made this pretty impressive boat which they wanted to test out in the bath.  All 3 kids got in with this boat that was almost the size of the tub and played for probably an hour before it began to disintegrate.  


While we were in Croatia last summer, we went to the kids center one afternoon just for something different.  The activity that day was making butterflies out of toilet paper rolls.  A was very insistent that I bring that project into his class this year.  We saved TP rolls for months and finally I brought the project in last week.  

Saturday, February 24, 2018

History Colorado Museum

 Denver offers so many amazing free programs for kids and families.  Today we went to the History Colorado Museum for free.  Through the Denver Public Library, you can use your card and print out free tickets to museums in Denver (for certain dates, assuming there is space).  Its such a great resource.  


"Get it mom?  Its like hat and glasses mixed."

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentines Dinner made by the boys

 As I mentioned in a previous post, the boys make a themed dinner once a month for us as their Christmas gift to us.  This month was a Valentines Day theme.  

Monday, February 12, 2018

Blue Sky Cup

 Brian and I participated in a fundraiser Friday.  The fundraiser was an all day ski event consisting of trying to ski 40,000 vertical feet (or more) while completing various challenges (ski every lift on Vail mountain, kiss the elk at the top, take a photo at the top of Ptarmagan Ridge, kiss a lifty, ski 4 double blacks in a row in order etc).  There was no stopping for lunch, we had a few small snacks on the lift.  It was no joke, yet it was super fun given that everyone was dressed in costume and you had to compete on a team. 

 It was a long day, but you finished and were warmly welcomed back with a full buffet of food and drinks.  

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Big Guy!

A few of our favorite things B says these days:

Going to bed each night, "I need hold on to yours arms mama".

Anyone, "Hey little guy", B, "No, I BIG guy!"

His brothers, "Guess what?"  B, "CHICKEN BUTT!" 

He is really into trucks, dirt, being outside, reading books, magnatiles, not eating his meals, swimming and being a "big" guy like his brothers.  Here are a few recent photos:

 This morning he wanted to ride his trike.  I told him the balance bike was for "big guys".  He immediately got on it and took off.  No practice necessary.  Last time we brought it out, Brian and I had back aches from leaning over and holding him up.  

 Snuggling, this dude loves snuggling with anyone, but especially his big brothers.  LT reads him stories each night.  
He packed his backpack, put it on and was ready to go to the coffee shop!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Good Buds... STILL

 These two met when they were 3 and have been in the same class ever since.  While they don't hang out all the time, when they do, they get along beautifully.  We were supposed to ski together on Saturday, but unfortunately her skis were locked in a locker with no key.  Instead, they met us for lunch and then A went to her condo and played for the afternoon (and then met us to swim). 

And another friend from their class joined us for lunch.  

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Silver State

LT qualified for silver state (one step below the hardest to qualify for)!  They had these cute posters up for all the qualifiers (not too many!) and LT found his.


"B, what do you want for snack?"  "Um, I love salad!"

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Ski Routine in Beaver Creek

 We spent the week in Beaver Creek skiing and relaxing as a family.  It was full of adventures (like the car battery dying one evening on our way to get pizza), but hey, life is boring without adventures to talk about!  We had a pretty nice routine while up there.  Brian and I traded off mornings of skiing alone and then the other would take the boys in the afternoon for a few hours.  
 One of the luxuries of Beaver Creek is the cookies they give away each and every afternoon at 3.  The boys quickly learned this tradition and we indulged in pretty yummy cookies right about at meltdown time.  We were even able to squeeze in an extra run after the sugar intake.  
And hot chocolate is usually a must with mom while skiing, at least once on vacation.  

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Ski Playdate

 While we were in Beaver Creek last week, Ads and I had a mom/son ski date day with A's best bud from school.  His buddy has been on ski team for several years and I was a little worried about Ads not being able to keep up.  It was no problem, A came a long way with his skiing this past week and by Friday he was a pretty competent skier.  We went down several challenging blues that had been groomed earlier in the week and he had no problem with.  However, on Friday it snowed about 6 inches and those challenging blues were now more like blacks, full of moguls and pretty steep.   I was a little scared watching him at first, but soon realized that he had things under control.  We even let the two of them ride the little gondola alone while my friend and I had a drink at the base (we could see the run they were on).  
Probably the best part of the day though was that our reluctant to get poles son, now wants poles!  A huge milestone for all of us.   He not only is a good enough skier to have them, but he's getting heavy to push/pull on flat areas (including every lift line)!