Monday, March 30, 2009

Colorado Trip: Take 4

We headed out for a night on the town to celebrate Ryan's 29th Birthday. It was great to have a kid free night and to spend it with great people. We started out with the "World's Strongest Margaritas" and a mexican dinner, followed by Sing Sing, a dueling piano bar in downtown Denver. It was such a fun night. (I even hopped on stage and played Heart and Souls with one of the guys)

Ryan got to sit on the piano and have a silly song performed for him.

Dinner at Rio Grande.
The ladies...
The gents...

UBob, AJudi, Jen, Kristen, Brad, Jonathan, and Ryan
One of my favorite silly pictures of the night. There are so many good ones!
Jennifer Foley and the girl formally known as Jennifer Foley!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy Birthday, Ryan!

Happy Birthday to Ryan. We love you!
Jenny, Reese, & Chase
AND Happy Birthday to Noah, the BIG 3! We miss you and can't wait to come home and celebrate with you.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Colorado Trip: Take 3

We headed out for a short trip to the Denver Aquarium this morning. There were a ton of fish and Reese really enjoyed it- which made it a great time for all of us.

This picture made all the eyes yellow... creepy.

Are Ryan and Reese in the fish tank?

Reese and Auntie Jen are in there too!

Family photo! (Wrong Jennifer :)

Me and Chase

Reese and Daddy checking out the 300+ pound fish!
He's huge!

Here we are...

Colorado Trip: Take 2

Yesterday, the weather was great. We hung out outside, went to the 16th street mall area downtown and walked outside and ate outside. What a treat! Too bad every day won't be 70+ degrees. It's great being with the Puccini's... they are fun and generous, as always. We also got to see Kristen and Brad.

Alex and ChaseBrad, Kristen, Jen, and Jonathan
Reese and Jessica
Cheers! Aunt Judi and I enjoyed a martini in the hot hot sun!

Reese and Chase were melting in the heat. But, let me tell you, Reese was more than thrilled to be able to wear shorts!

Colorado Trip: Take 1

We left our house at 5:10am, picked up Jonathan and Jen, and 14.5 hours later, with 2 kids and basically no tears... we made it! What fun. Ryan, Jonathan, Jen and I all took a shift driving and we made our stops nice and quick. Our longest stop (25 minutes) was at a gas station in the middle of no where in Nebraska. We camped out under the sign below and got some fresh air. (and check out that gas pump... can you tell we weren't in a city!) I wish I had some other good stories, but besides Reese telling us, "Cows smell, Mommy"... our trip was uneventful. (And we did smell some horribly smelly cows!)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pictures by Brian

Brian has a great SLR camera... I think I need to get one! These pictures are so much cooler than mine.

One size fits all!

Run Reese Run!
Reese is so much better on this since last summer.
Cutie pie.
"Do I look like a nerd?"
"Hi, Boys!"
If you can imagine, Chase is currently screaming on the top of his lungs.
Newsies girl.
Clap. Clap. Clap.
"What's up?"
Chewie Dance!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Great Company = Great Times

Our friends the Berggren's made the trip down to IL to visit us, and a good time was had by all. It's been almost 6 months since we have spent time together, and of course the most interesting part was to watch Reese and Madisyn play together. They are just 3 months apart and just have so much fun together. We had fun with Brian and Amie too... that never seems to change. Here are some highlights from our weekend.

Sunday was so nice! We got to enjoy some time outside with the wagon!
A visit wouldn't be complete without a bath! We have a picture like this from months ago.
Chase loved the bath the most. I swear it's because he loves the water... not because he was skinny dipping with two girls. (I know, one is his sister- I was just trying to be funny)
The guys headed to Manhattan's for happy hour (yes, we take everyone here- it's the large pixie stick place). What is up with Reese's cheesy fake smile?!
So cute!
This is Chase's second time in a high chair at a restaurant. He did pretty good.
We made a trip out on Saturday for "Bucholz James" 2nd birthday party (It's what Reese calls him). The party was great! Reese brought along her HSM Gabriella barbie. She just can't get enough of that movie. You should hear her sing the songs!
I feel like this may be my first official picture of Baby Nate. He is such a cutie! He resembles Noah and Avery but I feel like he looks quite different. Now, I need to get one with his eyes open. He is precious.
Here is the birthday boy and his Mommy!
We went out to the outlet mall. The machine wouldn't take my quarters, but the girls still enjoyed sitting in this "truck."
Chase and Madisyn in a stare down.
The clothing removal continues, and Reese brought a friend along with her this time. Actually, Reese got new undies from Brian and Amie and she needed to try them on. Here is Reese and Madiysn sporting the new undies and Reese's Little Mermaid shoes - they even shared. They are nuts.
This picture is hilarious to me!
Best buds!
(Brian got some great pics. I will post some of my favorites soon!)