Saturday, June 26, 2010

Schieffer Farm

One of my coworkers lives and run a small farm in Berthoud with his family. We visited his house for a BBQ and Finn was loving all the animals. As we were finishing the tour, he asked "Where are the monkeys?"

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Celebrating 30

My best friend Tristina came in from San Diego so we could celebrate our 30th birthdays together! We had an amazing weekend, surrounded by friends and lots of love.

Newly engaged! Look at that ROCK :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Three point one five

Dear Finn,

Wow, kiddo - well into your 3rd year and you continue to blow our minds. You are so many things - like 10 personalities all wrapped into one. Did you know you start school in 6 weeks? SCHOOL! I know, it's just the first year of preschool, but COME ON, how did you get so big?? I know that once you start, you are going to soak it all in like a sponge and come home and teach us things.

Who knew that 3 year olds could be so funny? Not me. You are telling jokes now and they make sense, and we crack up constantly. Once you say something that makes us laugh, you repeat it over and over and somehow it continues to be funny.
One of my favorite things about you is how completely sweet you are. You stop what you are doing to hug me. And you are so genuine - you look into my eyes and say "I love you so much mommy. Do you love me so much?"
You are getting really brave all of a sudden, too. I want to step in and protect you, but I bite my tongue and stand back because but I know it's best for you to figure some things out on your own. Even if it means that you'll fall or you'll mess up...I know it also means that you'll learn, and that's what life is all about.

You are beginning to play on your own...running around in the backyard or sitting down with blocks. You almost always sing to yourself when you are alone.

We love you, big guy.

We love your goofy, your silly, your stubborn, your smarts.

You are something special kiddo.

That is for sure.
I love you, Mommy

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Hike on Mesa Trail

It was a perfect day for a hike...breezy, mid-70s, and a lot of shade once we got up the mountain a little bit. Finn did great going up, but shortly after we turned around he skinned his knee pretty bad and Mike got a good workout carrying him down.

I love how Will is peeking around my back in this one.
Jana was our tour guide
Will fell asleep for most of the hike

All smiles...pre-fall of course

Love this one...