Monday, December 17, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

From Fall to Winter in Boulder...

We had a beautiful, warm fall with lots of time to be outside up until this past week when our first snow hit. Now we are enjoying a beautiful winter! :) This slideshow captures the end of fall and beginning of winter for the Huntoon family.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Fall Family Pics

Our friend, Andy, took these great shots of our family and captured some of John's precious expressions, as well as a few of all of us smiling and looking at the camera! Don't be surprised if you see one of these pics with our Christmas greetings. :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Cute Little Bear

This was John's first Halloween to jump into the Trick-or-Treating scene. We had a couple of costumes to choose from, but as you can see in the pictures, John was not a fan of the lion costume. So, we went with the bear costume, which he seemed pleased with. And, off we went with the neighborhood kids. John got the hang of saying 'Trick-or-Treat' quite quickly and had no problem reaching into bowls for the candy. He was careful to just take 1 piece and mommy sometimes steared his hand toward the candy she likes (I mean, hey, if I am going to be the one eating it, I might as well enjoy it)! Overall, everyone seemed to enjoy the first of many nights involving costumes and loads of candy.
John and our neighbor, Owen, the firefighter.

The lion costume that didn't make the cut this year.

Mommy & her cute little bear.

The neighborhood trick-or-treaters.

The cute little bear face on the costume.

And, the cute little bear with the pumpkin that he decorated.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

Hi Baby!

Tonight we captured a cute little moment with John on video. Whenever we have the video camera out, he wants to see 'the baby' in the screen. So, I typically flip the screen so it faces him while it's recording so he can see himself. During this video, I had the digital screen turned toward him so he could see himself on the screen, and he was quite amused with it as he was talking to and laughing at himself. It's really adorable! Enjoy. (P.S. I have no idea what commercial is on in the background...we were watching the Cleveland Indians in the Playoffs). :)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Another trip to Ohio!

John and I took another trip back to Ohio, but this time, it was for the purpose of gathering with my college buddies as we do every year. John stayed with my parents while I traveled with friends to meet up with the group in the mountains of North Carolina. We had an amazing time, as we always do - refreshed & encouraged from a weekend of laughter, catching up with one another & true friendship at it's best. Unfortunatly, Ben had to stay back in CO to work as he didn't have enough vacation time. So, here is a little glimpse of our weekend.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Monday, September 3, 2007

The Midwest Tour

John and I just returned from a trip to Ohio, Indiana & Michigan to see friends and family. I tried to capture an overview of things we did and people we saw on this slideshow. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Swimming with friends!

We have spent some time this summer at our friend's pools. Here is John and the ladies - Caroline & Mercy. We also spent an afternoon with friends at the Boulder Resevoir, which was great fun and we so enjoyed being at a lake since they are few and far between here in Colorado. Lakes are definitely something I miss from living in Michigan!!
Friends, from L-R: Mercy, Betsy, Lauren, John, Me, Natalie, Julie & Isaiah.
John had so much fun digging in the sand. In the 2 pictures below, he is with Mercy (Mimi, as he calls her) and Isaiah (Iya, as John says) as they all discovered the thrill of sandy beaches!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Hiking & Splashing

Our friends from Michigan, Dan & Krysta, were in town this week. We went on a couple of hikes and then John had a chance to play and cool off in the Boulder Creek. He had a blast!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Pitch...

Hummm...should I throw it at mommy or daddy?
Here we go...mommy, it is!
Watch out, comes my fast ball!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Indian Peaks

We went hiking this weekend at a place about a hour from us called Indian Peaks Wilderness. It was a beautiful hike, as you can see from the pictures below. We made it to a lake and a waterfall before getting caught in the rain.

Enjoying the ride...with a stick, of course.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Action Shots!

Here are a few fun shots of John doing some of his favorite summertime activities...
Kicking the ball!
Climbing up onto his sand & water table!
Running through bubbles! Splashing in the pool!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Stick Obsession

For our little guy, bright toys, cars & balls are all fun, but nothing beats the joy of a skinny brown stick. I am NOT joking when I tell you that John has sticks in both of his little hands at least 6 of the 8 waking hours of his day (other than when we eat dinner, yet even then he has been known to hold onto a stick with one hand while eating with the other - see picture below). John has figured out how to play with other toys while holding a stick in each hand. He will pick up a ball or another object with clenched fists, just so as not to let go of the sticks. He will wake up in the morning or from a nap asking for his "gicks" and quickly head to the sliding glass door and then outside to select the "gicks" for the day. Sticks go everywhere with the car, in the bathtub, on walks, and even have ended up with him in the crib on occasion for a nap. We can only hope that John will make it through toddlerhood without any injuries from sticks, because at this point, the obsession with sticks is just too deep to go back.