31 January 2008

Nordic skiing

Google snow trip in Keystone.

I'm learning how to cross country ski.

22 January 2008

our unhappy son

Yes, here is our son in his unusual fussy state--yes, I see he's smiling but he just hasn't been himself lately

Ben has had 3 ear infections in the last 4 weeks. I thought this last one wasn't getting any better because he still seemed fussy after 3 days on antibiotics. The other day I was feeding him and noticed a tooth! It doesn't seem like much in this picture and if I took a picture today it would look much bigger but here it is: (on the bottom front right)
This is much earlier than our two daughters. They didn't get teeth until about the middle of their 8th month. Ben is now in his sixth month. So I wasn't expecting this to be a reason for fussiness. Hopefully soon he'll be back to his regular self.

15 January 2008

Back to Boulder

Here at Oakland Airport. We're ready to get on the plane and return to Boulder.

Thanks to Jared for driving us up to Oakland, my parents we left behind with a big mess, and all the friends and family we were able to visit.

13 January 2008

Duck - duck - goose!

Aunt Korynne playing with Madison, Abigail, and Collette.

12 January 2008

Last Saturday in the Bay Area

This is it. Our last Saturday in the Bay Area. We did our best to keep busy.

Grandma & Grandpa took Abigail & Collette to the Sunnyvale farmer's market. Abigail noted she picked out her own bread. I believe she was referring to the delicious cinnamon bread brought home. Also, Grandma got them some kettle corn they snacked on during the car ride to our next event.

We went to the Winchester Mystery house. Collette & Abigail really got into it. Collette humored the tour guide with 'ooo, spooky' comments as we looked at the staircase that went to nowhere. Abigail loved the 1.5" low rising stairs, and when I was carrying Abigail up one flight, she made me put her down - and she raced back to the bottom so that she could climb the rest of the flight up.

After the tour, we raced to relax at Beth and Jared's. Family gathered, and we had a nice time chatting with everyone. It was very comfortable (my favorite feeling), and we enjoyed discussing all sorts of topics (water damage, taxes, payroll, computers, dodgeball, rites of passage, and so on).

08 January 2008

Thanks aunt mindy for the presents!

05 January 2008

Dinner at Chapala's

Family tradition, which we rarely celebrate considering how infrequently we're in the Bay Area. Chapala's is a great Mexican food restaurant, which our family has enjoyed for over a decade.