Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Day Trip

One of the great things about living in Denver, is that there a TON of great places to day trip to. Today we spent the afternoon up in Fort Collins. We went to a petting zoo and both boys loved it. Mase wanted to pet every animal he could. Jackson hated the sheep and got scared everytime that they "Baaaaed". The funny thing is that tonight when he prayed he thanked God for, "The Sheep that Baaa"??? Anyways, here's a few pictures from our day!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The March Babies

August 2009, not only did we announce we would be having a baby, but so do two of our closest sets of friends, Dave and Rebekah, and Stephan and Lindsay. Fastforward to March of 2010. March 12th Dave and Rebekah had Owen, March 23rd Stephan and Lindsay had Leah, and March 24th we had Mason. Although we have all three been together every step of the way, we didn't do too hot documenting it through pictures. Anyways, here the three were at 4 months, and now here at 1 year!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Family Brewery Tour

A few weeks ago while my parents were in town, we went to the Coors brewery tour. It was actually pretty kid friendly and we all had a great time. Here is the pic that they took as we walked in!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Today was a low key, wonderful Easter. We really took time to Celebrate our Risen Savior. We actually decided that we wouldn't do the "Easter Bunny", but instead focus on the meaning of Easter. Other than going to church this morning, we ended up just spending the day at home with just the four of us... and it was glorious. Although we didn't do the "Easter Bunny" we couldn't help but hide some eggs for Jack and give the boys baskets from us.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Grandpa's Big Truck

Recently my parents decided to start an exciting adventure with a trucking business in North Dakota. Now my dad is the owner of, in Jacks words, "Grandpa's Big Truck". A few days ago he sent us a picture, and now EVERY SINGLE TIME that I open the laptop Jack asks to see "Grandpa's Big Truck". Every time we drive down the highway I hear about, "Grandpa's Big Truck". Tonight at McDonalds Jack drove his fries on the table and told me they were, "Grandpa's Big Truck". The boy is truck obsessed.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Sandbox

Matt's mom and stepdad just got the boys a new sandbox. For Jackson the sandbox is heaven on earth.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mason's First Birthday!

This blog post is about... 12 days late, but better late than never right???

Anyways, we celebrated Mase's 1st Birthday "Very Hungry Caterpillar" style. We lucked out with a gorgeous day, many good friends, who joined us, and even my parents and Matt's mom here to celebrate. My Brother in law Brian was awesome and took pics for us all night so that nothing would be missed!

Visit from the Grandmas

Last week for Mase's Birthday my parents and Matt's mom came to town. I don't know if the boys enjoyed having their grandmas more, or if the Grandmas enjoyed being with their grandbabies more!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mason's First Haircut!

The morning of Mase's first Birthday, I took him for his very first hair cut. It was much needed as he was starting to get a pretty bad baby mullet. I took him to an old fashioned barber shop, where everyone knows everyone's name, and it seems like nothing has changed since the early 60's. Because I held him for the cut, there weren't any pictures during the cut, but here are a few of the "after-shots" in the barber shop!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Uncle Bri

My Sister's husband Brian is one of Jack and Mase's favorite people to play with. When we get to their house, the first thing Jack says is, "Where's Bri???" Once a month Britt and Bri watch the boys for a few hours in the morning. Here's a great picture that Britt took last time.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The BIG Slide!

At our favorite ice cream place they have a big metal slide that Jack LOVES! On Monday, (when it was 83 degrees!!!!!!!) we went and enjoyed the beautiful weather, got some ice cream, and of course spent some time sliding!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Babysitting Swap

For the last 2.5 years, every Friday Night us and two other families do a "babysitting swap". One family watches the kids, and the other couples get to go out. It has evolved a bit, with two families leaving, and one family joining, and flipping from Friday to Saturday and then back again, but the thing that remains the same is that we all love it.

We've got our two kids, then Enslea who is 1.5, Gabe who is 2, and Ruby who is 7 months. So on a night everyone is there, that's five kids from 7 months to 2.5 years! Here's how the night goes:

1st- Meal time... see how many kids you can keep happy all at once.

Next- Playtime... Jack thinks that he is the boss.

But... he also can be caught kissing the girls.
Gabe got caught cutting everyones hair with the play scissors, luckily they are plastic and did no damage!
Somehow we had a moment with all 5 of them playing nicely, notice Gabe sneaking a little snip in there!
After a little play time we do diapers and jammies, and everyone heads to bed.

Swap has been so great for us because it allows us to go on dates when we probably wouldn't normally hire a babysitter. It has also helped us build great friendships. Hopefully this is something that we can do for a long time to come!