Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Pitch...

Hummm...should I throw it at mommy or daddy?
Here we go...mommy, it is!
Watch out, mommy...here 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 us...in 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.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

More friends and Funny Faces...

Another one of mommy's friends came to visit, Malissa. I had lots of fun with her. As you can see below, mommy takes everyone who visits to this park to see the Flatirons. If you come for a visit, just know what you are in for. :)
Here are mommy and me on Pearl St. listening to music and having lunch.
I am quite expressive, as you can see here (and quite messy).
Who needs the Mr. Potato head when you can have a live one?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

My friend, Janet, has been here for a few days for a visit. Today we went on a hike in the area of the Flatirons here in Boulder. Here are some pictures of the hike (and, yes, I did get a new short hair cut...fun, fun, fun)!

John and I with a view of Boulder behind us.

Janet with the Flatirons in the background.

Janet, John & I along the trail.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

A visit with Grandma & Grandpa!

My parents (aka, Grandma & Grandpa Randall) just left after a 10 day visit to Colorado. A great time was had by all, especially John! :)
Holding hands with Grandma & Grandpa.
At the playground.
On a hike at Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder.
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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

Celebrating our freedom...
...with a hike in the mountains...

...a nap in the stroller...

...and with daddy & grandpa randall...