Thursday, December 02, 2010

December is here!

We had a great and lazy Thanksgiving! Lots of food, crafts and football. On Friday we got to visit with our friends Joe, Marisa and Miles who recently moved to Denver and that was really nice. Yesterday, John took the afternoon off and we went up into the Santa Fe National Forest near Pecos to pick out a tree. It was a long bumpy ride into the woods in a car with low clearance. Our next car must be higher off the ground! There was a bit of snow up there and Ollie had a blast - it was like he'd never seen the stuff before! We settled on a nice 10 foot white fir, which looks much larger in the house!
Archer has been crawling around like crazy and pulling himself up to standing on everything he can get his hands on. In terms of mobility, I think he's about two months ahead of where Ollie was at seven months... That's the news for now. Pictures of the decorated tree to come soon!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The holidays are upon us!

Seriously, where did this year go? My baby is almost 7 months old and Oliver is going to be 3 here soon! 3 I tell you! We seem to be extremely busy just maintaining. You know, packing lunches, bath time, laying on the floor tickling the kids. Oliver had a great Halloween, his friends Olivia, Emilio and Graciela came over. Even my co-worker Kindra brought her 2 kiddo's over. It was chilly trick or treating but the kids seemed to enjoy it. Oliver gave up his cowboy costume which he had been wearing the previous 2 weeks and decided last minute to just stay in some skeleton jammies and wear his new Winter boots. I am going to be more diligent about posting on here. Goal being once a week. We'll see how that works out.
No big plans for Thanksgiving, just eating and watching football.
Oh, Archer started CRAWLING these last couple of weeks! Time needs to slow down!

Monday, August 16, 2010

ok then

I've been a bad girl by not posting lately but I'm not sure that anyone reads the blog anyhow. Since mid June, we've really just been busy with life. We have taken a couple of road trips, one up to Boulder to visit Jeff, Maris and Zach. It was a quick one with a long drive considering we have a baby who doesn't like to be in a car seat. We discovered that Oliver likes hotels and if he were saying it you have to say "HO-tel" with a Southern accent. On the way up to Boulder we stopped in Raton and spent the night. He was so excited to be in that room. He kept getting out of bed in the dark to look for Buzz although he really knew exactly where Buzz was. We've also road tripped in to Southern Colorado around the South Fork, Monte Vista, Alamosa area. It's an easy 3 hour drive up there and we get to explore.
Neither of us has gotten a lot of "me" time in the last few months so I'll admit that my personal joy has been in baking. I've tried out so many new recipes and now we're talking about how it needs to stop because there is a constant supply of cakes and cookies in the house! How will I ever lose this last 10 pounds?!
The boys have been great. Archer is very well behaved and only wakes me once during the night. He's sleeping in a crib most of the night but I usually cave and pull him in for a feeding and end up snuggling with him the rest of the night. Oliver is talking SO much. My favorites lately are "Mom, be quiet" when John and I are trying to have a conversation and "it's too loud!" when I'm grinding the coffee beans. He wants to play. ALL the time. He's a good boy if we keep him busy but if we slack for too long, boy does he let us know. One day, in the car he said "mom" 22 times in a 10 minute drive. I also have counted him saying "i want to go to the park" nearly 20 times during a drive. He's funny like that.
John has been keeping busy at work and has been riding his bike there most days. He's good about taking us exploring on the outskirts of town. We went on a terrific hike where we had to cross a stream (maybe the Tesuque?) 6 times. It was fun getting wet and traipsing through the woods. We let Oliver walk through the stream on the way back. His favorite thing to do is throw rocks and sticks into water so I think we all had a pretty good day.
Other than that, we're just looking forward to a visit to Michigan at the end of the month. Ready to show off Archer to all those family members. Can't wait to see you if you're reading!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Visit from Grandpa Ernie and Grandma Susan

Dad and Sue came out for a week and we spent a lot of quality time hanging around. I think everyone was happy just spending time together, especially because it was so hot.