Thursday, December 27, 2012

GDB Holiday Party

This should have been posted three weeks ago, but..... life happened and I haven't had time to post it.  We hosted the Guide Dog Christmas party again this year and had a great time.

Say Cheese

Our failed attempt at a group photo.  We realy need to work on "stay" commands.

so sweet

Doesn't she make a great raindeer?

Christmas Day pictures

Matthew started to understand the excitment of christmas this year.  He loved opening up his presents and loved opening everyone's else's presents even more.

It takes a lot of concentration to open up a present!

"yeah! Aquadoodle!"

"I don't see what all the fuss is about...."

Grandpa and Matthew playing Grandpa's new Ukulele. 

Weebles that wabble but don't fall down!!!

"what mom?  Can't you see I'm busy playing Hungry Hippo's?"

He loves his Hungry Hippo game that santa brough.

Dilbert loves all the action too.

But as is typical for Dilbert.... nothing will keep him awake for long.


It was a beautiful white christmas!  Dilbert how is now 55 pounds at 6 months loved playing in the fresh snow!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Another fun day

Today we tried skiing with Matthew again and then after nap took him ice skating.

He saw someone figure skating and had to try it.  It was really funny! 

View into the back bowls at keystone. 

View from our condo this morning... can't really tell but it was snowing like crazy. 

Grumpy unhappy boy who did not want to go out in the cold... he wanted to stay in and drink Hot Chocolate. 

Back out on the slopes. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

First attempt at skiing

I am so behind in posts, forgive me. I had to take my vacation time at work or loose it so we all headed to the mountains for a few days. We thought it would be fun to teach Matthew how to ski.

Our cute little one bedroom condo at the base of the slopes.  Was cheaper than a hotel!

Matthew climbing after we arrived.

It's been challenging so far. He seems to enjoy it but a two year old having a tantrum on a ski lift is scary! He is terrified of the magic carpet so we have been sticking to lifts.

Alex and Matthew headed down the "learning" slopes.  It was cold and very snowy. 

Matthew and Daddy

Day #2 - we got smart and found wagons to pull of our stuff around - including matthew. 

Yeah!  Skiing!

Off they go again. 

A screaming very scared Matthew on the magic carpet. 

"yeah for the Gondola!!!"

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thanksgiving Vacation

We all went to Grand Lake for the Thanksgiving holiday.  A friend of ours let us use their cabin.  We had a wonderful relaxing 4 days!

The beautiful cabin!

We went on several really beautiful strolls in Rocky Mountain National Park. 

I loved the ice on the Colorado River..... It was so beautiful

And what hike with a two year old would be complete without a tantrum?

Don't let him fool you..... He was not upset.... look at that face!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

He's a Moose!

So Dilbert is now 5 months old.  He acts like a 5 month old little puppy but is the size of a full grown dog!  He is now over 50 pounds!  Petunia was only 45 pounds when she went back.  He is gonna be enormous if he keeps growing like this.

Me - "Dilbert - Four on the floor!"  "Dilbert!".... He just kept "smiling" at me, so I took a picture.   

He loves to watch Matthew play in the tub.

Really?  That can't be comfortable.  Look at the size of those paws!  

He almost doesn't fit in his kennel at work any more.