Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

We finally got our Christmas tree up!

Lucy is super intrigued by the tree. We had to put the more "kid-friendly" ornaments on the bottom this year, while the glass ones go up top.

Oh, Christmas Tree,
Oh, Christmas Tree,
How lovely are your branches!

We are so excited around here about the birth of our sweet nephew, Asa! He was born on December 1, at 11 p.m., weighing 6 lbs. 4 oz. What a wonderful early Christmas present he is! We can't wait to meet him!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Potty Time

Hi all! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We enjoyed a huge feast with friends, and today, we went to the nursery to get our Christmas tree. I can't wait to decorate it!

Lately, Lucy has been expressing a lot of interest in the potty. So, we bought her a special potty seat...

I don't think she's quite ready for potty training, but it seems like she's close. I think she feels very grown-up sitting on her potty like a big kid. Next thing we know, she'll be getting her driver's license! And her dad will show these pictures to her dates to embarrass her. :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Halloween and Birthday Weekend

Wow, it's been a while since I've posted. I guess we have been a little busy around here. My mom came to town for a visit, and she stayed for both Halloween and my birthday. We had so much fun that none of us wanted her to go home!


For Halloween, Lucy wore her puppy dog costume to her little class at the library. All her precious friends wore costumes, too. We didn't take her trick-or-treating, but we had yummy brunch at Snooze in lieu of candy. I think she makes an adorable puppy dog.

On Saturday night, my mom watched Lucy, so that M could take me out for a little birthday date. We went to the Denver Art Museum and then to dinner and a movie. It was so much fun to get all dressed up and go out on the town with my fella. 

These two are so cute together, I can't even stand it!

Lucy worked on her model poses.

On Sunday, my actual birthday, we went to lunch at a place called Steubens. I had fried chicken and waffles - enough to feed a family of six.

Sunday night, my mom made a scrumptious coconut cake. Lucy helped me blow out my candles. So far, I have to say, 27 feels pretty good!

Monday morning, we had to take Lynnie to the airport and say goodbye. It's always sad to see her go, but we are so thankful for such a wonderful visit!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lucy's First Haircut

Today, we took Lucy to get her first haircut...

Lucy got to lounge in a green Lamborghini while she had her hair cut. M was super jealous. :) 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Practicing for Halloween

We got Lucy's Halloween costume this week. She loves it so much that she never wants to take it off...

Last year, she was a pumpkin (a very adorable pumpkin) and was too young to really get excited or care about being in costume. This year, my mom will be coming for a visit, which will be fun and so special, and Lucy is old enough to enjoy many of the festivities. When we asked her what she would like to dress up as, we were already 100% sure what her answer would be.

Her costume even has a little tail :)

While we won't be trick-or-treating, the Denver Public Library has a fun, little party for young kids, where they can wear their costumes and read stories, do arts and crafts, etc. It sounds like a fun (free) alternative to running around the neighborhood collecting candy that she won't even be able to eat. She would probably rather have apples and grapes (her new faves) than candy anyway.

Weekend Get-Away

This past weekend, we went to New Mexico for a little mini get-away. M was working, but I got to relax the whole time and hang out with Lucy girl. We were in the woods and hills of New Mexico (I didn't know NM had woods and hills... I thought it was all desert!), and the leaves were changing color. It was beautiful!

Lucy and I played outside non-stop! She had so much fun exploring!

While we were there, we were also able to catch up with some old friends, including Anna and Ben (who have known me since I was 16!) and their sweet little baby, Elijah. Elijah (pictured above) is only 3 weeks old and so tiny! I've almost forgotten what it feels like to hold such a tiny baby. Lucy was fascinated by him for about five seconds, and then she ran off to play with her "big kid" friends.

It was so wonderful to get out of the city and enjoy the beautiful, fall weather - even if it was just for a weekend.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Animal Sounds

Lucy would like to show off her animal sounds...

She is very proud of herself :)