Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

We celebrated V-day with our traditional heart-shaped cinnamon rolls for breakfast. I was teaching piano in the morning, so thanks to Bryan for helping out! (Side note: Bryan runs the show most mornings with the kids. On mornings when I'm not teaching lessons, I feel like I'm intruding on his domain!) The kids were both excited to exchange valentine's with friends at school.

Emma has a playdate with Zach every Tuesday afternoon. We rotate between his home and our home. It was a fun afternoon making heart-shaped sugar cookies.

Bryan brought home flowers for both Emma and me. I think Emma won for best reaction. We enjoyed and devoured homemade Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo for dinner. Once the kids were down, Bryan and I watched a really romantic movie like "Sully." Keepin' that romance alive! :)

Monday, February 20, 2017

2-Year Check-Up

Myles had his check-up with Dr. B last week. He had the Dr. wrapped around his finger. I know that I'm prejudiced, but Myles can be quite the charmer when he wants to be (and on the other side quite the terrorist when he's ticked).

His stats:

Height.........36 inches...............92nd %tile
Weight.........29 lb 14.5 oz.........73rd %tile
Head............50.6 cm.................91st %tile

He is growing just fine. :)

Myles' Birthday

We celebrated Myles birthday by starting the day off with pancakes, gifts and lots of excitement. The poor kid was still feeling under the weather. Combine that with busy morning that and he fell asleep before I had a chance to put him in his crib for a nap.

Helpful older sister getting him to look at the camera.

He took a great nap and woke up appearing to feel a lot better. We gambled and decided to load up and head for the rec center to swim. We figured that's what all the chemicals and chlorine are for in the pool, to kill those germs we were bringing, right??? We picked up a pizza on our way and had a fun time swimming as a family. Myles is turning into a little fish. The second he hears "swimming pool" he runs to his room to grab a swim diaper and his swimsuit.

We topped the day off with cake and ice cream at home. Myles was cracking us up because he was having a hard time waiting until his "Happy Birthday" song was over before blowing out the candles.

We love our Myles. He is determined, silly, sweet, and cuddly. He loves trains, pancakes, binkis, his family, garbage trucks, sweets, dogs and being outside--especially the sandbox. He doesn't like changing out of his pajamas (especially Thomas the train PJs) in the morning, turning off a movie before he is ready, and missing out on anything his older sister and brother are doing.

Don't worry, the balloon didn't stay...

Happy Birthday, Myles!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

70s in February???

We enjoyed record-breaking temperatures. I love that Colorado has so many days of sunshine, but when you couple it with February days in the 60s and even 70s?!? We planned to go to the park, but Emma and Myles were content to play in the backyard...so we did just that: Bubbles, swings, sand box, monkey bars. I'm ready for Spring! Too bad Colorado is such a tease and our biggest "snow months" are still coming.

Old Man Luke

Luke celebrated his 100th day of school. We dressed him up as the old, 100-year-old man and got quite a chuckle out of it. My favorite part was when Luke found his whoopee cushion and got really excited. He exclaimed, "This is perfect! Old people fart a lot!" Ha! Well, you still can't take it to school.

Crested Butte

Bryan and I escaped to Crested Butte for a weekend of snowshoeing and skiing sans kids. We had a great time! We snowshoed on a trail in Monarch pass on our way to Crested Butte. The views were beautiful at the top and we blazed a new trail on our way back.

After we checked into our hotel, we caught the shuttle for downtown Crested Butte. Bryan researched a few yummy restaurants for us to try out. The first stop was Ginger Cafe. Bryan rated the Pad Thai the best he's tried and I gave the Green Curry 4 stars.

On Saturday we skied/snowboarded Crested Butte resort. We learned the perks of a ski-in/ski-out location. Amazing!! We had a blast exploring and realizing that I'm a bit of a wuss and would be content to mostly cruise now. We made a pretty funny memory when I attempted to take both Bryan and myself out on the rope tow. Best part was this particular rope tow was to "experts only" terrain, ha! People watching us had to be calling ski patrol to give them a heads up of the girl in blue pants! We were keeping our fingers crossed for a powder day, but ended up with a few inches of fresh snow the night before. We'll take it. Earlier this season, they had to close the resort because of too much snow! Talking to some of the "locals" they said that there were parts of the mountain that they skied for the first time this season due to all of the snow (and they had been coming since the 90s).


That night, we dined at Stash Pizza. It was oh-so-good! We ordered the Hampton and it did not disappoint. After a full-day of skiing, I cashed out around 7:00, real party animal! We enjoyed a slow morning on Sunday and made our way back home to claim the kiddos. It was a very enjoyable weekend away with just the two of us. Grateful for wonderful friends who swap kids around to make this possible!