Tuesday, December 9, 2008

We are officially bad parents...

Just for the record...we weren't the only ones laughing at him!

Friday, November 7, 2008


Okay, I'm not sure where October went...but I'm really behind on posting, so here's just a couple highlights from the month.
We went to a pumpkin patch with Aunt Karin and cousin Harmon. Colby had lots of fun wandering through the hay maze...
Dumbo posing in front of the HUGE pumpkin from Grandpa's garden! Note the one in front is from our garden, but looks like an orange next to that beast!
And yes, I realize Dumbo has a pink hat! Colby's original costume ended up being too small so we borrowed this one from a friend last minute. I still maintain that Dumbo is male.
We went to Uncle Mark's and went trick 'or treating with all the cousins. Colby had a blast and lasted quite a while until he got too hot in his costume. (It was in the 70s!) He got lots of good candy for me and Steve! Guess next year we'll have to share some with him...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Colorado Boy

Apparently Colby doesn't like the name we've chosen for him very much...because he's decided to change it. His name is Boy. That's how he's referred to himself for the past few weeks..."Boy throw" "Boy all done" "Boy ice more" It's really pretty funny...now...we're hoping he grows out of this stage before preschool though!

We spent last weekend in Colorado Springs. Steve had a couple hotel nights that were going to expire and it worked out perfectly, because our friends down there ended up having a party the same weekend.
Here's some pics from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo...I love it MUCH more than our Denver zoo...

Here's "Boy" flaunting his beads at Molly's house.

On our last morning, we walked around downtown Manitou Springs. Steve has fond memories of the Penny Arcade, so we had to stop by there...although now it's the .25 - .75 arcade!

They have every kid's ride-on toy ever made, so Colby of course had to sit on every car and truck there. Thankfully he preferred them to not be moving!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Birthday Party

Colby decided he wanted a pool party...an inflatable pool party to be exact...for his 2nd birthday. (Okay, I decided...but he really has no clue what a birthday is, let alone what kind of party he wants for one!) It was about 50 degrees the day before, but thanks to the quick changing Colorado weather it was in the 70s the day of his party.

The kids (all 13 of them!) had lots of fun with the water toys & pools and the adults enjoyed the Qdoba bar. Mostly Steve enjoyed the Qdoba bar...I think he got cut off after going back for 7ths!

See, I WAS there!

Okay, you may have noticed I'm a little late in posting these! I have a good excuse though! The day after his party Steve and I flew to Vegas (many thanks to Grandma who extended her visit from Florida to watch Colby) since Steve had a work conference out there. I spent lots of time by the pool and caught up on a couple good books...just what I needed. I also managed to lose $150 in the slots while Steve worked. EEK! Not to worry though, we came out ahead as we managed to win the jackpot ($250) on Wheel of Fortune on our last spin while out one night! I'm now convinced the slots only pay out at night. :)
After getting back in town, Colby got the Croup and has been out of commission for about a week now. Hopefully we'll be able to get out and play soon! I guess I should count my blessings as this is the first real sickness (besides a little cold) he's ever had. Hopefully it's not the start of a new Croup trend though!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What's so funny?

Guess it's time to update the winter wardrobe!

Friday, August 29, 2008


Yesterday my little baby turned 2! Hard to believe it's been that long!!

Here he is on his "birth" day...

At 1 years old...
And yesterday, on his 2nd birthday! His party isn't for another week or so, but Steve convinced me he needed a little cake for his actual day (although he has no clue what it's for)!
Seems he watched his cousins do this a few times!
More please??!
Sniff, sniff...he'll be off to college any day now...

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Today was a big day in our house. Colby has really been increasing his vocabulary and the last couple weeks has been adding a new word every day or so. Well today his new word was Mommy ("ommy")! Yes, most kids say it at 10 months or so, but Colby has been very stubborn and refused to say it until a week before his second birthday. Daddy was his second word, so I've been waiting for this for a long time! We were so excited we kept making him say it all day long.

On another note, he also peed on the potty for the first time yesterday! We're not training yet, but for the past 6 months or so he's loved just sitting on it. He was soooo proud of himself yesterday, he just smiled ear to ear and kept pointing at the yellow potty.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

A First...Camping!

Well, we took Jamie to the airport yesterday...sniff, sniff. She was here for 3 weeks, but felt like only 1. On her last weekend here, we went camping at Lake Dillon with some of Steve's family. It was Colby's first time and he was a real trooper! We all had a great time, despite a little rain and cold nights. Here's some highlights...

He can ride a bike!! Okay, he couldn't quite reach the pedals...and wouldn't know what to do with them if he could...but he had a blast having daddy push him around!
Getting ready for our canoe ride...and yes, this was the gorgeous view from our campsite!
Jamie, Josh and Grandpa fishing...surprisingly enough, Jamie loved it! Although neither she nor Josh would try the Trout they caught and cooked...
Just the requisite cute Colby pic...
Another great canoe shot...

Okay, it's not great footage and it might make you a little dizzy...but had to post it b/c I'm so proud that we figured out how to use and download videos from our digital camera!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Post From Jamie!

Hello this is a post from Jamie Kelly's niece! I decided to share a little about my vacation in Colorado. I have been living in Kelly and Steve's basement that has recently been redone (I just want to say the basement looks INCREDIBLE!!) Now most of you have seen Steve and Kelly's living room, but if you haven't Kelly and Steve have a connecting couch. One day Colby and I decided to hide in this corner behind the couch and Kelly had the chance to snag a few pics.

I'm not too sure about this??

On Kelly's birthday we went to Red Robin(my first time going it was good) and so when it was time to leave the people came out to sing happy birthday(Kelly wasn't too happy) but anyway Kelly got a free ice cream and Colby loved it haha!!

yummm!!! Colby enjoyed the bathroom lol!

Olivia and I one night decided to cook dinner for Kelly - well to make a long story short it was a messy meal but was delicious in the end!

We also got like 10 free tickets to the Rockies game so I was aloud to invite a friend her name is Olivia! She lives across the street from Kelly and it was a blast!

Kelly's friend Kristine needed to barrow some of Colby's toys and this toy was too small for Colby. But he was determined to fit it was funny!

One day we went golfing, not the little mini golf, the real deal golf. Me and Colby enjoyed riding in the golf cart and drinking water. We had a blast even though I only hit the ball once. It was really fun!!!!
Colby loved to steer the cart!!
Me hitting the ball!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Itsy Bitsy Spider...

In case you don't recognize the significance of the red hourglass on this spider (which I wouldn't have before now), this is a picture of a black widow spider. It's the most venomous of all spiders...and its venom is 15x more potent than that of a rattlesnake.

This cute little guy (or gal) made a nice home for himself in the window well of our basement. (Which was quite a treat for our niece who is currently staying down there!) Thankfully he was on the outside of the window, but actually right below Colby's sandbox...eek! Steve managed to take care of the situation, although getting down into the window well was a little tricky. (Unfortunately I don't have a picture of him in my elbow-length rose garden gloves; fly swatter and vacuum in hand!)
As the name implies, they don't have many friends...so hopefully this is the last one we see for a long, long time!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Home Sweet Salida

Since my niece Jamie is in town, we decided to rent a cabin in Salida for a few days. It was great to get into the wilderness and relax for a little while...although our 'wilderness' included a full kitchen, hot tub, and 52-inch TV with satellite. ;)

One day we drove down to Great Sand Dunes National Park. Seeing the dunes in the middle of all the mountains is pretty amazing! They are a lot harder to climb than they look, and we all decided we'd last about 2 days in the Sahara!

Yup, they are steep!
But Colby had a lot of fun sliding down them!
The local bear at our cabin...
Another day we went on a hike...it was reviewed as "easy", but turned out to be over 2 miles of straight up hiking! We were about to quit, but Jamie made us keep going...and we're glad we did b/c the lake and snow at the top were beautiful!

Crossing the river...

Hmm...guess we need to add an IPOD onto his birthday list!