Summer has been busy around our house and the land that we live in. We’ve had fun times of all kinds, and while we would ideally like to keep it all archived and in order for you, some things just get put off day after day. So here are some of my random favorite photos of the past few months, with some notes.
Colorado is in large part boyland. Not to say the little ladies would have as much fun doing the same thing; but we have boys, so it’s all about boyland. There are two Ashers (!!) in this photo who happen to share the same birthday. Little brothers in tow.
Different day, different river, other friends — more fun! Ezra Loves to get right into the cool water to throw rocks.
Best Hair award to Ezra. Before I started cutting it again, that is. We won’t be showing those photos. Poor little guy was tripping over stuff, I had to do something!
I turned on the fan and we had a glamour shoot, which Asher thought was funny.
Ezra, not so much. Note the foot on the crib railing. Definitely getting closer to being capable of escape.
More proof of fun to come. Stay tuned.
We had so much fun cross country skiing with friends at the Breckenridge Nordic Center. It was such a beautiful day, great work out, and very peaceful. And despite the awful traffic there and on the way home, it was well worth it. Asher wanted to try skiing and he did such a great job. I’m thinking this might be a new New Year’s tradition.
Ezra turned one on the 28th of December. We celebrated with Grandma and Grandpa Henninger, Uncle Mark and Aunt Sara, and friends Renae, Jason, and Simon. I felt sentimental and relieved, as well as an anticipation of what is yet to come. I felt the same way around Asher’s 1st birthday. Ezra enjoyed the snacks of cheerios and sweet potato puffs as well as his guests and presents. He wasn’t so much into everyone singing to him nor the carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Oh, well. He was still such a delight and we all love this little guy so much. It was a sweet, simple party.
p.s. i made the birthday garland hanging up. thank you, courtney for your help. i followed the directions in one of my favorite creative parenting books, the creative family by amanda blake soule.
Since we’ve moved to Colorado, we have been joining Uncle Mark, Aunt Sara and friends to chop down our Christmas Tree. We start out at Mark and Sara’s house and they always bless everyone with a yummy breakfast. Then we drive to a beautiful forested area that is owned by Mark’s work and we all scatter to look for a tree. Chainsaws, axes, and other tools are present and always make an impression on Asher. This year Asher brought his own “chainsaw” to join in on the action. Tree Day did have a twist this year. Our friend Adam cut his foot with an axe while chopping his tree. Poor Adam! Asher did see the wounded foot and ever since he has continuously acted out the injury, said prayers for Adam’s foot, and told numerous amount of people what happened. Thankfully, Adam’s foot has healed. Tree Day, always a memorable time.
It’s rare to get Asher to agree to join Ezra for bathtime, but it’s pretty cute when it happens. And when it happens, Ezra enjoys two of his favorite things at once: splashing around and time with his big brother.
In June the boys and I hit the road and traveled to Nebraska. I was a bit nervous, but the boys turned out to be superstar travelers! We spent our drive calling out the various vehicles and farm machinery we spotted. And let me tell you there was plenty of calling out and Asher was super content. Our first stop was Kearney, Nebraska where my friend Mandy lives. Her and Shawn have 4 beautiful and wonderful children. They took great care of the boys. Asher loved playing with the “kids” and they had fun running around outside in the middle of the cornfield, making trips to the barn to visit the chickens and watch the oldest boy ride around on the riding lawn mower. The girls loved holding Ezra and were such a great help. Thank you to the Kings for a great time. We’ll be sure to visit again! Next stop was Lincoln to see my friend Renae and Ezra’s first buddy Simon. We had a lovely lunch and visit and of course enjoyed the boys. Thanks Renae! Can’t wait until the next time. Last stop was Grandma and Grandpa’s in Omaha. We really enjoyed ourselves. We had some nice outings. We visited the Botanic Gardens, which I must say is quite impressive. We also went to Mahoney State Park. Asher climbed a big tower and rode a pony at Mahoney! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for a fun visit, you always take such good care of us. Well, I won’t be on the road again anytime soon, but I am so glad I decided to brave it and will plan to do so again sometime in the future. I love a good road trip!
p.s. Renae, do you have any pictures of the boys??