Thursday, September 30, 2010

PSF and How to Catch Ants

One of the things I love about my six year old (and six year olds in general) is the big ideas they come up with.

Jack came home very excited from school one day last week. He and a friend had hatched a genius plan to catch ants.

In preparation of this venture, they wrote step by step instructions, complete with illustrations, in this handy notebook.

I am now passing this knowledge on to you.

You're welcome.

1. Drag your foot across the ground.

2. An ant will walk out.

3. Drop rock on ant.

4. Dig a deep hole.

5. Ant will fall in the hole.

6. Ant trap.

See, simple. Yep, it's nice having a genius as my son.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

PSF and 2

It's hard to believe that's it been almost two whole years (1 year and 362 days to be exact) since our Charlie came into the world and made our family complete.

(1 day old)
He's been our happy, rolly-polly baby

(6 months)
easygoing, unless he has an opinion on the matter

(12 months)
always curious and determined to do whatever his brother and sister do

(18 months)
and a smile that just melts my heart.

(almost two years old!)

Happy birthday, Charlie!! We love you more than you'll ever know!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WW - Me and an Elk

Monday, September 20, 2010

Rocky Mountain High

Last weekend Alex and I took a trip out to Denver to spend a weekend with Uncle Ben.

We had a blast. We loved getting to see where Ben lived and checking out all the sights in and around Denver. The highlight of our trip, however, was climbing
Mt Quandary, one of Colorado's 14ers, on Saturday.

It was just exhilarating to be that high up. At least as exhilarating as possible when struggling to breathe.

Here were are starting the hike at 6 a.m. And it's 28 degrees. Yes, I was totally freezing!

The first part of the trail looked like this. Nice and easy, right?

We enjoyed some beautiful views as well as a gorgeous sunrise.

The two peaks between the trees are Mt Torreys and Grey, also 14ers.

The nice gentle slope didn't last for long before we started to encounter some rocks along the trail. We are right near the top of the tree line here, at about 12,000 feet.

While the going was getting tougher the views were still spectacular.
Here we are at the ridge with the last 700 feet or so left to ascend to the peak.

At some points along the trail. We were literally using our hands to hike upwards; it was so steep.
Here is Ben pretending to almost fall. Yes, he is hilarious.

Taking a break to catch our breath and look down to see the progress we've made.

The view from the top was amazing. It was definitely worth the trek up there. We were freezing at the top though! It literally felt like the temperature dropped 20 degrees in the last 100 feet of the hike.

The view behind us is looking out towards Copper Mountain. Gorgeous, no?

Thanks, Ben, for hanging out with us all weekend!! We had a blast and can't wait for our next trip out west.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

PSF and bat-attack!

Anyone who knows our family knows Jack loves adores is insanely obsessed with Batman.

But he's not the only one.
We seem to be a family of Bat-people.

(all photos courtesy of the incredibly talented Pam Powell)

Along with Batman, we have Bat-girl (or Bat-grr-al as Melody pronounces it).

And the Bat-xcutioner.

And sometimes I even join in the fun and
become Bat-mommy.
(After all, why should the kids have all the fun!?)

I'm not sure what possessed me to put this totally embarrassing picture up. So, enjoy it now...when I come to my senses I'm sure I'll take it down!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

PSF and mixed up

Is anyone else as confused as I am?

One child seems a little overly prepared

while the other two only have enough clothes between them for one person.

I'm not sure where I went wrong that day!

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

PSF and hike!




Time for some Auburn footbal

War Eagle!

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