Monday, September 3, 2012

August Happenings

Noah is as cute as ever.  He has so much personality.  This past month, he started saying "Wow!" and "Whoa!"  We love it.  Sometimes he says it at just the perfect moment, and it is hilarious.  He has started giving kisses, but he is quite stingy about it.  Most of the time, he will straight-up diss me and turn his face when I ask for a kiss, but every once in a while, I get lucky.  

He has been enjoying the stuffed dog that Grandma brought him for his birthday...

He's also been enjoying tearing the apartment apart when I leave him unsupervised for five minutes while I write a blog post (hence my lack of blogging this past month)...

But the thing he's been enjoying most of all is hiking.  We've been on a hike every weekend this past month, and Noah loves being in the backpack with his dad.  (I am grateful that Ryan is buff because I could not lug an extra 25 pounds up the hill--I barely make it as it is.)  The Colorado mountains are insanely beautiful, and we have really loved hiking as a family this summer.  I hope we keep it up in future years!

So happy
Who's that peeking out from behind Daddy's back?
St. Mary's Glacier
He's getting tired, but he never falls asleep in the pack
Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction
Aunt Alli took a turn hauling the Chunker
(more on our trip to see Ryan's brothers and their wives in another post)
Awesome shades, dude
Ryan likes to style his hair in a wild mohawk whenever we hike
Devil's Head Trail and Lookout Tower
And on a sad note, our Aunt Laura is leaving us tomorrow. :(  We have had such a fun summer with her being in Denver, and we are going to miss her!  She is moving to Gulf Port, Mississippi (yes, Mississippi) with her Navy husband, who is returning from Afghanistan sometime in the next week or so.  We are sad she is leaving but happy that Sam is almost home, safe and sound!

Early-morning walk in Roxborough State Park with Aunt Laura
We will miss her!


  1. Did he really do all that damage by himself in 5 minutes?!?!? My goodness, the kid is a tornado! :D A cute tornado.

  2. Yay for getting out and seeing new places. We love hiking and some of these pictures make me really want to go find some good hiking places.

  3. 1. I love the pic of your trashed bookshelf area. That is hilarious. 2. I love the sunglasses. 3. What beautiful pics! You are so lucky to live in the midst of such beauty. And what a great family ritual hiking is. 4. I can't believe Noah weighs 25 lbs. That's what Grace weighs now, and she is almost two-and-a-half. Too funny! He is too adorable for words.

  4. What a great month! He is growing up so fast. I love that little guy. That "whoa & wow" bit is pretty hilarious too.

  5. Fun! Bring that little snug out here so he can meet his girlfriend!

  6. I can't believe how grown up he is! So cute. It looks like he can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time!

  7. Those sunglasses are AWESOME! That scene in your bedroom looks like a scene straight from the pages of my life. :)


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