Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Giving Thanks

During this holiday we are reminded how truly blessed we are to have such great family around us. Both Steve's family and mine are so important to us...

This year we went down to Florida to spend Thanksgiving with my family. (In case you were wondering...yes, 4 hours on a plane with a 14.5 month old is a true test of patience!) We had a great time visiting with family, including Colby's great-grandmother, and even caught up with a couple friends that live down there. Here's a few pics from our trip...

Sophie trying to teach Colby how to share...

Colby with his cousins Jamie and Hunter.

Fun with daddy at the park.

Monday, November 5, 2007


Since Steve has been working really hard finishing up his audits for the year and is about to get really busy until the end of the year with his new Supervisor position, we decided at the last minute to head up to Vail over the weekend.

It was so great to get away and a perfect time of year to be in the mountains. Chilly, but not too cold, and since the slopes (the Vail ones at least) haven't opened yet it was empty and very cheap. Colby loved walking around the village but insisted on being the leader...so we just followed him around most of the time! 14 months is such a fun age!

At dinner Saturday night, Colby wanted one of my french fries and out of the blue signed "please". We thought it was a fluke at first, but he did it a ton that night and has been consistently signing it since. It really amazed us, because we had tried in vain to teach him signs since he was 6 months old and had given up about a month ago. So, I guess he was just storing it away in his mind for whenever he was ready to do it! We're so proud of him. :)

Vail was so beautiful and we would have had soooo many great pictures to share, except that the camera was sitting at home on the kitchen counter. So, since I can't have a post without some kind of picture, here's just a recent one of Colby.

Thursday, November 1, 2007


He's not just any purple dinosaur, he's Dinger the Colorado Rockies mascot! Yes they got swept in the World Series, and yes we weren't able to use our Game 5 tickets (thus crushing Steve's life-long dream to see his team at a World Series game)...but there's always next year. :)

Colby had fun Trick or Treating with his cousins...that is, he had fun running up and down the street while his cousins got candy!

Happy Halloween!!