Sunday, June 26, 2011

Exploring Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park

This weekend we decided to do a short road trip to Rocky Mountain National Park.  Before heading out I decided I wanted to do some fishing so I got all the gear into the car and bought a Colorado fishing license.  Breea gathered all the stuff up for E and packed us some water and snacks to take and off we went.  About 10 minutes into our drive the freeway was STOPPED! It made me so angry and I told Breea that I was already wanting to just turn around and go home.  Breea on the other hand informed me that "the baby is in the car, I packed all her stuff WE ARE GOING" So off we went, through the traffic jam.  We made it to the park around lunch time and had a great time!  We drove through the park and enjoyed the scenery, wildlife, rivers and such.  We hiked a mile to a waterfall, then I went fishing and caught 1 small greenback cutthroat trout.  Apparently because Breea was packing all the baby's stuff I was supposed to grab the video and still camera but I forgot them both.  Below are some pictures that we took using my cell phone, not great but they suffice.  

 The waterfall.

Breea and E by the Bob.  Yes we took the Bob up to the waterfall.  Good thing that thing has shocks on it. 
 Me & E by the Bob
 Breea and E
 Breea and E again!  As stated before E loves being outside. She wasn't quite sure what to think of the loud waterfall but after a few minutes we warmed up to it.
 Me and E
 The Family
 Mom, whats that down there,
Mom, I don't want to look at the camera this rock down there is so cool!
 On the way down E rode in the Mobi while I pushed an empty stroller.
 She was so happy to be hanging off mom, able to look around at everything
 Mom, I AM HUNGRY! are we done yet?  NO, okay I'll eat your hand.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Back Yardigans

Bryan and E love to be outside together. I am definitely included but she loves to hang out with Dad in the backyard.
As mentioned in previous blogs E LOVES to be outside. (That is straight out of the bath hair)

Bryan diligently weeding the garden

Bryan and E snooping on the neighbor's backyard
This is what she was watching so intently

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Back Yard Camping

Last weekend Breea and I decided to give the camping thing a trial go in our backyard.  We had a fire in our neighbors portable fire pit (thanks M & J), roasted hot dogs and ate smores with the Reynolds, and put the baby to bed in the tent.  When it came time for us to get in bed Breea and I decided to really 'rough' it and not use an air mattress.  Conclusions that we drew from the adventure in the backyard.....
1. E loves the tent.
2. E slept great, which is encouraging
3. No air mattress = no sleep for Breea and I.
4. Our new to us tent did not leak the rain in. Yes it rained during the night and we stayed dry.
5. The hard ground was HARD!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

To All Our Dads, Grandpas, Uncles, and Brothers

If we could say one thing to you today it would be:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

6 months!

The Pool

Tuesday our Park Day was at the swimming pool of one of the neighborhoods around here. Elizabeth hadn't been to the pool before so I was excited to take her.
 She was happy as usual and she LOVED the water. She also loves being around people so it was the perfect activity. Hopefully we can go lots more this summer and enjoy the beautiful Colorado weather.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

SUCCESS....or progress at least

I have been having Elizabeth practice sleeping in the pack 'n' play so that she will be ready for our road trip this summer. Yesterday she had a meltdown and I had to snuggle her for her whole nap, I know I have a rough life ;). But today we found our groove.........or she was REALLY tired from getting such crappy naps the rest of the day. Either way, she fell asleep for a nap in the pack 'n' play, which DID NOT happen while we went to Utah and Idaho the last two times.

Friday, June 3, 2011


One thing I haven't mentioned here is that E has been eating solid food (well I don't know if you can call it solid). She has liked pretty much everything we have tried. Even though you wouldn't believe it from the above picture, she isn't usually a messy eater. So far she likes :
Sweet potatoes
Prunes (for help when she is on the go)
And she is fine with rice cereal mixed in with any of the above but not plain.
I have also noticed that now that she has tried a few things she watches me even more intently when I eat and is starting to grab at things on the dinner table. Pretty soon she is just going to want my pizza straight from my plate.
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

What E is up to

I realized it has been a LONG time since I have posted any pictures of E and you all might be missing her.
These are some of the things she likes to do lately.
She is sitting up with help from the Boppy (Thanks Virginia)

She is helping me cook, mostly sweet stuff. (Thanks Kris for the chair we LOVE it)
And she love to play in her bouncer saucer (Thanks Tara)

She also got some new toys from our friend Lisa.

Playing Outside

Got back from running and we played outside for a minute. Too bad there were ants in the grass this morning.
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