We have had a busy weekend and wonderful start to our week. Many milestones have been accomplished. Megan is perfecting her roll and scootching. She is also moving on to veggies and fruit and is really enjoying eatting real food! Megan is also sleeping through the night in long stretches, she slept 8 hours last night! Mara is practicing her guitar playing and was singing a wonderful rendition of 'twinkle twinkle.'
August 22, 2008
It's official! Megan is mobile and rolling! She is even starting to scootch after things too! It won't be long before we have two kids running around after each other. Megan performed her first roll about a week ago, but now is consistently rolling and has the happiest smile on her face when she completes her new trick!
Posted by Julia at 4:53 PM
August 19, 2008
Aaron has finally started on his mission to learn to play the guitar. Right now he is borrowing his friends guitar to get a feel for it. He is doing pretty well for being self taught at the moment. Soon he will be singing and strumming 'Rocky Mountain High' among other songs. Mara has also shown some interest in the guitar although that seems to change daily.
Posted by Julia at 9:27 PM
August 13, 2008
Our latest Adventure takes us north of Denver to the quaint town of Eldorado Springs, just outside of Boulder. We had a fun filled day of picnicking and hiking in Eldorado Canyon. The hot days of summer had finally subsided and cool mountain air welcomed us on our first venture as a family in the mountains of Colorado.We found a lovely spot for a picnic along South Boulder Creek. We could view the water rushing by as well as the rock climbers scaling the towering walls of the canyon. The bees unfortunately cut our lunch a little shorter than we would have liked. We made our way with the girls strapped into our stroller to Fowler trail. There we encountered a snake just at the trailhead. A little nervous of what this creature might do Julia hesitated passing by it. Aaron bravely walked past and soon discovered it was just a bronze cast and was nothing to worry about. Julia felt a little foolish and much relieved to discover there was nothing to worry about! The Hike was along a path that offered breathtaking views of the canyon below. We could hear the rushing of the creek below as well as calls from the birds flying along the canyon wall. While enjoying the beauty of the canyon sides, we could spot various rock climbers making their way up the walls...it was quite a spectacular site. Next, we packed the girls into backpacks and hiked up Rattlesnake Gulch Trail. It was quite a bit more rocky and rugged of a trail and the sun started to beat down on us. Since we wanted to keep the girls safe from the sun we headed back to the car. It was a lot of fun to finally venture out into the wilderness of Colorado. We can't wait to share our next adventure!
Posted by Julia at 3:39 PM
Aaron and Julia spent a night in Vegas after Julia followed Aaron on one of his trips. Julia learned that flying was a bit more exhausting than she thought it would be, but enjoyed all the scenery flying into Salt lake City, San Jose, and Las Vegas. They enjoyed the fountain show at the Bellagio and Aaron tried his luck at the blackjack tables at Paris (and did very well!).
Posted by Julia at 3:17 PM
Over the past two months we have been busy unpacking, organizing, arranging, and rearranging trying to make our house our home. One of my favorite parts of our home is the mountain view. The sunset views are quite amazing. Every evening around dinnertime the sun starts to cast magical colors in the sky with the purple mountains in a silhouette. It's a wonderful way for us to enjoy the beauty Colorado offers and to take some moments to pause in our busy day.
Posted by Julia at 3:02 PM