Thursday, November 15, 2012

Devin's Adoption Finalized - National Adoption Day

National Adoption Day is November 14th.

Devin is officially, legally, a member of our family!!! Thank you to those that were able to make it in person and those who sent well-wishes from near and far!! :D  What an exciting day!

(pictures coming soon)

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Pictures and descriptions of halloween activities to come.

Happy Fifth Birthday, Eli!

Happy Birthday pictures and descriptions of the day to come!!!! :D

Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Kayla! You're Already Three!

Grandma Becky and Grandpa Leon were able to visit from Argentina! A special pre-birthday treat due to a business meeting and an extended stay in the States. Auntie T, Uncle RJ and cousins Mylee and Jonny came to visit too but we missed getting pictures. So glad for the visit, even though it was too short.

Making Birthday cupcakes! The best part.... licking the cakebatter beaters and frosting spoons.

Kayla decided on Chick-fil-a for her Birthday Dinner.

Finally made time to open presents.... funny how she didn't know any different - that won't be the case for long. She tried on her new winter coat (now her wrists don't poke out from the arm holes), and dress-ups. When she opened her sparkle pony stickers, the conversation went like this:
Eli: "Oh-wow! Those stickers are so pretty Kayla. You have so many, can I have one?"
Kayla: "Weww, accuwy no."
Eli: "Well, maybe can I have one later then?"
Kalya: "A fiiiiink...... no."

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Autumn Leaves

Fun with Fall leaves, starting pre-school - twice.... pictures and video coming soon.

Summer Fun

A very favorite song at our house, "From God's Arms to My Arms to Yours" by Michael McLean. May holds a very Happy Adoption Day, Eli!

(video coming soon)

Like peas in a pod, these little ones do just about everything together. From morning till night... baths, meals, digging up the yard, discovering the many wonders of local parks and museums and libraries, naps, family birthday parties, camping, swimming, and so much more... if you can even imagine that! Here are several pictures, but not all, from our "Summer of Fun".

A few more videos.(coming soon)


June - an excellent month for 'living' at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

"Mom, look! It's a huge moth."


July- Happy Independence Day!

Encouraging a friend from the side-lines of a 4th of July 5K - always a great first! Awesome uphill gate Little One!

Eli biked just under 3 miles today!!! He asked if we could go biking and I asked him where he wanted to go. We finally settled on the library with a stop for a picnic lunch. He only whined it at the very end; 15 houses from home.... the way back home was all uphill. Wow!!! What an amazing little biker!!!

11-Mile Campgrounds have a few really great 'hike-to' sites and a great view. Let's use a canoe or something next time... hiking all our stuff in was not the funnest way to start and end a campout.... with toddlers.

Look at all those teeth! Are they really supposed to have that many this young? ;)

Gave the RockPile a try during our Mommy-Son date night. It was worth a try. Eli was more interested in the train yard back beyond the seating area.

Took a class about snakes with a friend and got to pet and hold one... careful! They 'skunk' - yuck! Practiced wrangling a stuffed snake.