{a glimpse into our world}

Sunday, January 23, 2011

where's your nose???

We play the "where is your..." game with Austin a lot. Where's your belly, where's your eye, head, etc. He is the funniest when he is showing us his belly-- he lifts his shirt all the way up, and when he points to his nose-- or up it...we crack up. He is so smart! And SO funny! I love teaching him new things. He's a quick learner, too. He is loving peek-a-boo and itsy bitsy spider-- he tries to do the fingers with me. He loves being read to and he watches EVERYTHING we do. If I say something and nod my head, he nods his head. ;) He is 17 months now and changing so much- and discovering new things everyday.

We love you so much, Boo.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

trains, trains, trains!!!

We visited the Colorado Train Museum in Golden yesterday. After our hike on Saturday, we drove past it and the boys wanted to stop. The parents were SO tired that we said, “uh, no…maybe next weekend”. Since we had a 3-day weekend and NOTHING planned on Monday, we decided to go back to Golden and see the trains. We hadn’t been to the train museum since 2005 when we went to a Day Out with Thomas-- so the boys didn’t really remember the museum.

We spend almost 2 hrs. touring the inside of the museum and the trains outside- climbing in all the ones that were allowed. This museum has a really neat train set-- HUGE-- and details?? OMG- so cool! That was one of my favorite parts.


Oh-- boys and trains! I’m glad most of the visit was outside-- it was another BEAUTIFUL 50 degree winter day in CO; we are trying to enjoy it while it lasts! The boys loved running around to different trains-- ringing bells and, well, being boys!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

North Table Mountain hike

Sunny and in the upper 40’s?!? Let’s go for a hike!

Our friends from Golden invited us out for a hike today, so we packed up the kiddos and headed West. The hike was a blast-- I burned more calories by carrying a 24 lb. toddler on my back. ;) We arrived at 10am and we got back to the van at 12:15. Not a bad morning hike. We got to see a really good view of Denver from the mountain and also a pretty nice view of the Coors plant. The boys had a snack while we rested from the trek up. Austin apparently worked up an appetite, too, by riding on my back all the way up.

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After some walking around at the top, we started our descent. Peyton was lagging behind a little, then he started catching up as Brendan started slowing down. Geez boys. Lindsey had the boys race down the trail and the winner got to ride in Ken’s {JEEP} to The Spot for lunch. Peyton couldn’t have ran faster! Brendan started off slow and needed an energy boost from Ken. In the end, Peyton and Brendan formed an alliance and got to the jeep at the same time. :) I guess they both wanted to ride in the cool car instead of the minivan… This is what Austin was doing…


We had burgers and beer (two beers for me, none for Kyle) at The Spot in Golden. Good food and great conversation. Peyton and Brendan had fun eating in their own booth right behind us (ordering root beer in a bottle…TWICE.. and daring each other to eat the pickles that came with their burgers).

After lunch, we went to see Ken and Lindsey’s newly purchased home. Very nice house, great backyard. The boys spent some time playing football and throwing snowballs in the yard.

Since the hike kicked our butt, we have been on the couch this evening watching football. Fun times.

Friday, January 14, 2011

just call him {MJ}

Austin & Kyle had fun playing basketball last night. Every time Austin made a basket, he would clap (this also goes for putting a toy away, eating his last bite of food, or anything else we say "good job" about). Kyle blocked a few shots on the shorty, and Austin just laughed. He loves his basketball hoop. During the day, he'll just walk by- grab the ball- and make a shot. That's it; then he's done. ;) He's so funny.

His brothers like to play basketball with him, too. The hoop adjusts, so the boys always make it taller and it makes Austin very upset. He looks at them like, "hello?!? i'm short here! throw me a bone." It is quite entertaining to watch.
I love that the boys get along so well. Peyton and Brendan don't mind hanging out with Austin; playing in his room with him. His room is pretty cool, though. I mean, he's got a lego table and a train set. What more could a boy want? Austin loves it.

I can't believe he is going to be 17 months soon-- on the 19th, to be exact. He is turning in to quite the little man. He got his first molars on top a few weeks ago and the bottom ones are coming in on both sides this week. He's been pretty good with those. A slight fever, but no extra crabbiness going on lately.
We are going on a hike with some friends tomorrow-- it is supposed to be sunny and in the 50's. {Perfection!}
I'm also going to try and get a few projects done that I am working on. Hopefully that will happen. I love crafting, but I NEVER have the time for it. One of my 2011 goals is to MAKE time-- so here's hoping!

I am looking forward to this 3-day weekend. Work 3 days, then get 3 off?? That's my kind of week!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Saturday Snapshot

Austin wearing Daddy's shoe. He couldn't walk with both, so he settled for one. ;)
He's a sick baby right now- he's got a yucky cough, runny nose and fever. Poor lil guy. If he's not better by tomorrow, we are off to the dr. on Monday.
It's quiet and boring in the Sharp house this weekend. Kyle has a little cold and I think I may be coming down with it, too.
Our plan is to lounge around again tomorrow-- we were pretty good at it today.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Buggy’s FiRsT haircut!

We finally did it. He was a little shaggy up top, so off to Cool Cuts for Kids we went. Austin was having so much fun playing in the toy area with the trains and the blocks. I thought, okay this isn’t going to be so bad. He’s going to sit in a cool car and watch a movie during the cut. WRONG! The hair stylist called our name and we walked to the cool yellow taxi. I get Austin seated in there, belted in and the hair stylist gets the little blue cape on him and the tears started flowing. I mean, at least he could have waited for the water sprayer or at the very least, the comb to touch his head. Nope, it was the little blue cape. He was terrified of the thing. A sucker wouldn’t even calm the little guy down… It helped a LITTLE when I started making “vroom vroom” noises and honked the pretend horn on the cool yellow taxi, but the crying continued through the whole cut- with just a few intermissions. It’s like he forgot what he was crying about, so he stopped-- then remembered again and cried even harder. ;) I didn’t even get a good after shot at Cool Cuts because he was wailing so bad. This will be a first haircut never to be forgotten.

almost done...i'm nervousseriously momso mad but finally done!<--- please note that in this picture, daddy is standing as far away as he could possibly be. lol This was Austin’s worst crying episode EVER! He was so mad! As soon as I got him out of the taxi, he was fine (as long as I was holding him!). I hope the next haircut goes a little better. If not, I fear that daddy will be cutting his hair until he turns 18!

After the haircut, we ran some errands and then had an early dinner at Chipotle. Here are the pictures that I snapped from my iphone to send to the grandparents… He’s so handsome, he looks so different now-- with a little haircut. Wow! Our little man!


Saturday, January 01, 2011

welcome {2011}

So, we say farewell to 2010 and hELLo 2011! It's starting off great-- I have a four day weekend! ;) Peyton & Brendan go back to school on Wednesday, so we have a lot of time to continue our {trouble playing} addiction. That game is crazy insane family fun! We played 4 times last night alone, then moved on to Wii bowling. The Sharps spent New Years Eve on the edge (this is what happens when you have 3 kids!).

2010 was great. Here is a little recap of our year:

Terah came to visit in January and we went skiing for the first time,

we had to say goodbye to callie- I miss her so much,

Austin had A LOT of FIRSTS! His first little tooth came in at 6 months, he started crawling at 7 months and walking at 12 months!

We visited family & friends in Texas in July and spent one of the days at Sea World,

I went to visit Terah in September,

I discovered the {hipstamatic} app (yes, this made the list!),

Brendan started 2nd grade and Peyton started 4th!

We had a lot of opportunities for family time and fun trips this year.

And now we are all caught up with the Sharps in 2010. It was great; I'm looking forward to what 2011 has in store for us.

I'm not one for resolutions- I do have a few things that I would like to try to start doing in 2011, though...

1. be more organized at home
2. keep up with documenting the boys' milestones
3. make more time for my hobbies (crafting and reading)
4. try not to sweat the little things
5. try to be more frugal-- be mindful that money doesn't grow on
trees <--this is from Kyle! :D

Here's to a great 2011!