Monday, September 03, 2012

Look Ma, No Tooth!

Our little monkey lost his first tooth! I thought that was one of those way far on the horizon kind of things, but just a couple of weeks into Kindergarten he discovered a wiggly tooth... and the tooth fairy's first visit ensued. (Is this picture not just a little creepy/hilarious???)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

First Day of Kindergarten!

Our boy started kindergarten. So hard to believe that we have reached that point already. I did't cry, and of course, he did not, either. Putting him on the bus the second day was another story, though!

I know that he is more than ready to be a school kid, but seeing him so grown up and independent is a shock, no less. I know that my job is far from finished, but I know that a huge chunk of, dare I say- control- is gone. He's out swimming in a much bigger sea, so much more to see and do and hear than at home.  

I hope that we have prepared him in some way, I hope that I have made the most of those little years. My hope is that he proves, in all environments, to be the bright, funny and courageous little boy I know him to be.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Boys Eye View, Cupcakes

Sometimes it's fun to hand over the camera and see the world through Edward's eyes.

And it's also good to take the time to make some Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes (used the oats in the food processor option). Because all of the zucchini, of course. I may or may not have eaten 3 already this afternoon. And sorry about the non-awesome photography, the food part of our house has very little light.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Monsoon Season

We were told that there is a monsoon season here. The onset is pretty unpredictable, but once it begins, one can expect rain every afternoon. It faithfully arrived a couple of weeks ago, and it has been a nice break from the long, hot, glaring days of earlier this Summer. And because the sunshine doesn't let something like a daily thunderstorm get in its way, we have been privy to many rainbows and sparkly windows. Sun shining in the rain is at the top of my favorite kinds of weather, so I am considering myself especially blessed these days. I hope that you, too, are amidst a season of blessings!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

BFFs at North Cheyenne Canyon

Afternoon of hiking and playing in the creek at our favorite spot in the Springs, North Cheyenne Canyon.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Shhh... the Garden is Growing!

We have carrots, beets, onions and sugar snap peas, and it looks like if things go well, we will have a real harvest of tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkins and butternut squash. The garden that actually thrives is a first for me, I'm already making plans for next year.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Together Again...

It's always so good to see these three reunited. I cannot believe how big everyone is! So glad we got to spend a little time with them this Summer!