Thursday, November 21, 2013


The boys and I flew up to visit Alex for a weekend.  Flying on my own with two small children was challenging but not as hard as I had expected.  We had a great weekend together.

air plane rides are fun!!!

WOW.  A line of electric cars charging at the airport

Yummy food with daddy

Wow… A solar trash compactor?  How cool.

playing at the Potland children's museum

Matthew loved playing with the clay

pounding the clay like drums and signing a song

Matthew the bus driver

Matthew the construction worker. 

off to work

finally a family photo

Matthew loved flying

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Its exhausting being little

Happy baby Yoga pose

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

More Phantom

Silly Puppy

too cute for words!

First day at work.  Did great!

silly Phantom

Its exhausting being little

Phantom loves his food dish

Monday, November 11, 2013

My Boys

I got out of the shower the other morning to find Matthew had crawled into my bed.  I told him it was time to get up and he quickly assumed this position.   This was his very strong protest against getting up. 

I can't get over how fast time goes by.  Ethan is almost 4 months old already.  

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Presenting Phantom

I really must be crazy….  I have a three year old, a 4 month old, work a demanding full time job and my husband is in grad school in Oregon… while I live in Colorado…..   And I choose to get a new guide dog puppy.  Like I said, I must be crazy.  But that being said, I could be happier to have a new puppy again.  I just couldn't stand not having a guide dog puppy around.  I will be co-raising this one again with two other friends.  Having the puppy only every third week will hopefully make it doable.

My fellow co-raisers were busy this weekend so I went to Littleton with my boys to pick up our new puppy…. Phantom.  He was born on 9/9/13 so is 8 weeks old.   After raising dilbert how was really big this little guy seems super tiny!  By the way, Dilbert is in Phase 7!

Here are some photos from the first few days with Phantom.

Presentation of Phantom at the puppy truck

He was very snugly and clam

Me and THREE boys…. Yikes!



They are both watching "dinosaur train" on my iPad while waiting for the training session to start.

One very tired puppy on the way home. 

Sunset on the drive home from Denver. 

Matthew was super happy to have a puppy again and couldn't wait to play with Phantom


Washing off the puppy truck news print

"let me out!"

What a face

There is nothing cuter than a sleeping puppy (except maybe a sleeping baby)

Play time

What a cute little guy

Cute photos from Halloween.

Ethan doing dishes with Grandma and "super Grandpa"

Trick or Treat

"scary skull"… He would go any further. 

Checking out his candy stash

Batman and Super Grandpa


Ethan hanging in the backyard with Matthew and I

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Leaves are so fun!

Even super héros love to play in the leaves

"super MAK"

Oh to be three and roll in the leaves….