Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving week!

For Thanksgiving this year my Brother, Jed, his wife, TomiLee, their little boy, Sawyer, my Mom and Dad, and my Brother, Jordan all came to stay with us and have Thanksgiving together. It was so nice having family here for Thanksgiving. We went ice skating at an outdoor skating rink in Lakewood and had such a fun time. Rafe was a little hesitant at first, but once he was on the ice, he was loving it and didn't want to stop. We then went to one of my all time favorite restaurants, The Cheesecake Factory. Yu-um!

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The next day we drove up to Winter Park Resort. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful drive. The kids got to play in the snow and loved it!

Rafe and cousin Sawyer got to color a giant turkey that our friend Taylor Weitzeil made for my mom to bring. We used it for the Turkey shoot on T-Day. It was a hit!



Rafe sporting his Turkey hat that Grama La-Li brought for him and one for Sawyer Doodle. Now he is ready for the turkey shoot and the prizes he got for each shot.

Finn also got a chance to shoot for his prizes and he was a natural. All I did was position his hands and then.........(notice the orange dart in the second picture down....) Now you see it.....


Now you don't!!! He shot it on his own! He literally pulled the trigger all by himself. I was so surprised! What a little stud!

Cutest little Turkeys EVER!!!



Pa and La-Li with their grandies. The boys LOVED being with them!!! They all had such a fun time. I'm very grateful for my family and that they could come and be with us for Thanksgiving. I'm very thankful for my amazing husband and all of his hard work and love for us. I'm so very grateful to be a mother to two of the sweetest and cutest boys. I love my three boys very much and am thankful for the joy and happiness they bring to my life.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween!!



Woody, Momma Angel, and my little Giraffe at the Halloween lunch at Ryan's school. They provided a lunch and had a costume contest and then we got to take the kids trick or treating through all of the offices.

Rafe had a blast trick or treating. He knew exactly what to do. He would run from house to house. This picture of him holding Ryan's hand was a one time thing....we couldn't contain the energy. He would go up to the doors, say "Trick or Treat" and then try to go inside the house. He even trick or treated the same house twice within a minutes time. He definitely knows what Trick or Treating is all about. It was so fun watching him! We could barely keep up with him.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Good Times...













We went to Nick's Farmer's Market and picked pumpkins and then had a great time carving them on one of Ryan's snow days. On the night of the first snow day, Ryan and I went to see WICKED and LOVED IT!!! It was so awesome!! I have wanted to see this for years and I am so glad they came to Denver so we could. The next day, another snow day. So we were so lucky to be able to have Ryan home two days in a row. We went to our friends home and the kids went sledding and we had hot chocolate and just hung out with all of our friends and had a good time. We have over 24 inches of snow and it's still snowing. Driving around in it is exciting. So after our fun time with friends, Ryan and Rafe had a great time playing in the snow. I can't believe all of this snow. We didn't get anything close to this last winter.......and it's not even winter yet. It's been fun to see Rafe playing in it and have a good time.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

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My little soldier and smiley boy.





Ryan had a military symposium one day and was dressed in his blues and when he came home we put his hat on Rafe and taught him how to salute. It was so cute! Finn has been a smiley baby from the day he was born and he smiles more and more each day. He is such a happy baby. I am so blessed to have such wonderful boys and I love them so much!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Aurora Reservoir






Last Wednesday we went to the Aurora Reservoir for our play date. We had so much fun and it was so beautiful. I felt like I was in a different state, maybe Maine, although I've never been there before. It had a nice breeze, clear clean water, and beautiful buildings that where white with blue shutters. Rafe had so much fun playing in the sand and swimming in the water. Thanks Jill for introducing us to this beautiful place.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Finn's Baby Blessing



The Garden of the Guys...I mean Gods

Rafe got to see Bob the Builder at Elitch

Finn's first Carousel ride


We were so blessed to have so many family and friends at Finn's Baby Blessing. My Mom, Dad, Grama J, Jess, and Jordan drove from Utah. It was so fun having them here with us. We went to Six Flags Elitch Gardens and had a great time there as well as went to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. It was hard to say goodbye as always but we enjoyed their company. We are extremely blessed to have little Finn in our lives and part of our family. He is such a sweetheart and a little angel. We all love him very much. Rafe loves his little brother so much. I have two great little boys and a WONDERFUL husband!