Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

We had a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. On Sunday, we went on a 5.5 mile hike on the trails near our townhouse. John loves his baby backpack and just chattered the whole time, sometimes with words we could understand ('flower,' 'cow...mooooo' - no we didn't see any cows on our hike, but it happens to be a favorite word of his - 'rock,' 'oh man' - I wonder where he got that...) and sometimes just happily speaking his own little language.
The area that we hiked in is covered with gorgeous wildflowers.
Today, we rode our bikes downtown Boulder for the 'Boulder Creek Festival', which includes 3 days of various festivities, food & entertainment. I guess we wore John out, as he fell asleep in his bike seat on the way home.
We ended the weekend cooking out with our neighbors. John and our neighbor, Owen, are quite a little pair.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Nana & Papa's visit

Nana and Papa Huntoon just left after a week long visit to our home in Colorado. We had a great time and John loved the constant attention! Here are some photos from the time together.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Rocky Mountain National Park

Ben's parents are in town and we went to Rocky Mountain National Park for the weekend. It's only an hour away from us (that is a plug for you to come and visit)!! :) We saw Elk everywhere, which John affectionately called 'cows', so all we heard while we were there and since the weekend is, "Hi cow," "Moooooo," "Bye cow,"...over and over again! It's quite cute. Anyway, here we all are at Bear Lake.
Enjoying the view!
Nana, Papa & John by a river.
John hanging out in the baby backpack.
Daddy & John ready to hike!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Boot Camp Graduate!

Today I finished my 5 weeks of 'Boot Camp' (we met 3 days a week for a hour just at a park here in Boulder)!! Here are some of the ladies in my class with our trainer. It was a great experience for me and a great start toward getting back into shape. I haven't worked out as hard as we did since high school swimming and track. We even ran a timed mile twice, once at the beginning of camp and one at the end, and although it brought back bad memories of high school gym class, I improved my time by 45 seconds between the 2 runs, which was quite exciting!! So, all in all, I have seen much improvement over the 5 weeks in my physical fitness and endurance. Yippee!
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Monday, May 14, 2007

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day Bike Ride

We tried out Johnny's new bike seat today (thanks to Uncle Jason for getting us the seat). He seemed to enjoy it - what he could see of it, that is, since the helmet is a bit big and kept falling over his eyes. We rode along the Boulder Creek Path, which pretty much takes you right through the middle of Boulder. It's a very scenic & enjoyable ride. We also enjoyed a picnic along the way.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Blogdett Peak, CO Springs

Ben and his college friend, Shane, went on a hike in Colorado Springs today. At the top, they had a great view of Pikes Peak (the peak to the right of Ben in the picture).
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Colorado Friends!

Here is a snapshot of some of our Colorado friends.
First, Meggan & some girlfriends...
(L-R) Jen, Betsy, Julie, Natalie, me & Tammy
Next, John's friends...this is Justin & Anna...
...and, Caroline...

Friday, May 11, 2007

Out for a drive...

Since our neighbors are out of town, they let us borrow their little push buggy, which John loves! The stroller may not be quite cool enough for him anymore now that he is apparently able to drive himself.

Monday, May 7, 2007

So close...

John has been teetering on the edge of walking for about a week now...
Hopefully he will get it down soon!
In the meantime, he is quite the cute little mascot for my Alma mater!
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Friday, May 4, 2007

My new hat!

Here I am in my new's a bumble bee, if you can't tell. Mommy thinks it's adorable, but daddy...he doesn't seem to think it brings out my manly side. Me...well, I like hats and I call anything that I put on my head a "hat" (my plastic bucket, my blanket, paper, books, food...), so I kind of like it.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

So Handsome!

This picture is from Ben's sister's wedding in March. I just came across it and wanted to post it since he looks so handsome in his little suit.

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