Monday, April 14, 2014

Yo Ho Ho!

Aubrey's Pirate Party

A few weeks before Aubrey would turn 3, I asked her what she would like to do for her birthday.  Not to my surprise, she said she wanted a cake with Jake on it.  So....that idea led to our pirate party complete with eye patches and peg legs.  She had a wonderful time celebrating with her family.  We are so thankful for all of the aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents Aubrey has in her life to love her and cheer her on!  

 We even had an appearance by Jake, Izzie and Cubbie!

 Treasure Hunt for the kids- best and worst part- the Pixie Dust (glitter!!!!) Pouches

 The Pirate Grub

Yummy Cake!  
Aubrey said her favorite part was eating her Jake cake and ice cream.  But she still hasn't taken off her pixie dust....yikes!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Crested Butte

If you've never been to Crested Butte, I recommend you take a trip!  It's such a beautiful place and all the rumors of it being lovely are very true.  I hope to visit again in the summer time.

Our little getaway was so wonderful...hanging out with friends and family, sledding, skiing, watching David keep the fire going ALL weekend, playing games, watching the Olympics, eating yummy food together.  It was much more than I would've asked for in a mini vacation.  And to spend it all with the Kinneys and Mercers was the highlight!  Thanks guys!!

A few of the captured moments of the trip:

Such great memories!  WE LOVE CB!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Super Bus

Here in Erie, CO we've got a local team of ma and pa gymnasts who drive their super bus down to the rec center almost every day to teach young ones how to somersault and stand on their heads.  Aubrey and Katin love the super bus and we've had them in the class for three sessions now.  I'm hoping to sign them up again because during the warmer months, the super bus pulls out the big guns and puts the big ole trampoline out for the kids to jump on.  What more could you ask for?!

The Super Bus is an old school bus that was possibly sent to "Overhaulin" and transformed into a gym inside complete with a slide, rope swing, parallel bars, climbing net and maybe some more.  It's pretty awesome!  The girls have class together, which they love and they start in the gym and then head out to the super bus.  The last day of class is one where parents get to watch and take loads of pictures (which is exactly what I did).  Oh, and did I mention it's a drop off class??  Yeah, so awesome for mom!

So now, I present to you the future Olympians....Katin and Aubrey!

My little gymnasts make me so proud!

Friday, January 17, 2014

California 2014

We rang in the New Year in sunny (and abnormally warm) Southern California.  Of course, while there, we celebrated New Year's like any old couple and kissed each other at 9pm cuz it was midnight in New York already.  Besides going to bed early, we got to have a lot of great family time.  The girls keep loving it more and more each time we go back.  Everything from old friends to the waves crashing to the delicious Mexican food.....and of course their favorites...Grandma and Grandpa times TWO!

Our days were filled with beach going, laughing with friends, collecting shells, strolling the town, eating, hanging out with family and even going to a petting zoo where the girls got to ride a horse! One of my personal highlights from the trip was seeing the Molinas.  We missed Jordan and Chad cuz they were galavanting over in Europe.  But cool Uncle Steve and outgoing Aunt Donna and even smartie pants Evan came by to play!  We are ever so grateful for our times spent in California and we always appreciate the wonderful hospitality we get from our parents.  Thanks for loving us so well Mom, Doug, Dad and Kathy!