Sunday, August 31, 2014

little moments: august

goodbye summer! you've been good to us, and August may have been our favorite month yet.
We celebrated our anniversary with a Denver overnight and all the things we can't do with a baby in tow. We ate at a Diners, Drive ins and Dives and had gravy fries--a heart attack waiting to happen.
Anniversary trip to Elitches, right after sitting in the front of the best roller coaster!
Rhett crashed my backyard lounging selfie. That cheeseball loves a camera!
Rhett got a new lounge chair and broke it in with stories from Gramps
 Rhett finished swim lessons. Watch out, Olympics 2032!
A baby and his best buddy, Griz the bear.
We found a lake in Colorado! It was gorgeous and super early in the morning
Basketball baby after a rousing game of curb ball
Paddle boat dates
Crazy baby had to be quarentined at church. Don't worry, he found ways to entertain himself
Airbort baby. He was mesmerized by the planes and luggage carts.
Baby in a top hat. Watch out, Broadway. 
We found Hogwarts! Exploring the beautiful UMich campus
Cousins on a boat, just wrecking havok on an ancient canoe display at the museum
Dipping their toes in Lake Michigan
If you asked Amy what her favorite thing was from a fun-filled day, she would tell you it was taking pictures on the dunes with Rhett. Best buddies.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

all the good things.

André finished his internship and came away with grown knowledge of the law and downtown protest schedules, so win win. No rest for the weary, started school this week. 2L, what now? He's definitely learning the truth to the idea that in the second year they work you to death. Oh boy.

I got a new job that I'm super pumped about. I'll be editing my way right into your bank accounts, folks! (The job is editing stock reports and analysis for an investment firm. I'm no crook). Plus, any freelance job that will fly you to DC for training is a good thing, right?  

Rhett has a tooth and is (almost) an official walker. He eats grapes by the pound and could talk to you for hours about bubbles. The child is obsessed. He's also learning to throw spectacular tantrums, which is super exciting and a good sign for the terrible twos (yeah right)

Also good= fall is coming. Bad news= summer is almost over. Which means no more magical summer evening dates like paddle boating. It was just like The Notebook but with paddles not oars and poop geese not swans. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

oh michigan

Guys, Michigan. Who knew? It really is as great as those commercials say. Spending a week with the family gallivanting through Northern Michigan was perfection. Some highlights:
The beach, the water, and the softest sand. We loved exploring Lake Michigan, although we never dared get fully in the water (frigid temperatures, you know). Lighthouses, beaches, and scenic drives, we soaked it all in.
 Sand dunes. We spent multiple days at Sleeping Bear Dunes (voted most beautiful place in america, 2011) and loved every minute. Rhett became a sand expert and André's inner child came out as he climbed and jumped off dunes with the littles. pure bliss.
 Resort Exploration. Ok, so mountains in Michigan aren't quite what they are in Colorado, but we still loved exploring our little ski village town. My parents braved all the kids so the sisters + husbands could go on a moonlit chairlift date, plus we got to race down the alpine slide and play intense disc golf during our stay. win win win.
 Dune climb. This trek deserves its own mention. The sign warns that the super steep slide into Lake Michigan will take 2 hours to climb, but Andre and John did it 15 minutes. Beast mode. And gorgeous views that I enjoyed safely from the top.

not pictured but equally amazing:
The WORLD'S LARGEST CHRISTMAS STORE!!! It was awesome and overwhelming all at once. If we hadn't been constrained by budgets and baggage limits we would have burned some serious cash.
River tubing. 2 peaceful hours tubing a gorgeous river with a sleeping baby in my arms? Perfect. True, Andre did all the work and paddled us along and I have some strange tans lines from where Rhett was sleeping but it was all good.
Family time. I just love the Treasures and had the best time playing with the nieces and nephews, chatting late into the night with the adults, and hanging out all together. It was extra cute to see all the cousins fawn over and take such good care of Rhett.

Til next time, Team Treasure!

Friday, August 1, 2014

little moments: july

 park selfies
peek-a-boo Rhett
this is the taste of summer, people!
Rhett takes over Ikea
 This little boy loves the Rockies (its because he hasn't been to a mariners game)
babies and baseball. Not much better. 
little boy, big world
We're still not over the new Cafe Rio
 Rhett in a box
A little pre-work ukelele serenade
the birthday cake aftermath...straight to the tub for that one!
Rhett woos the ladies with his sweet ride.
Anniversary flowers
I gave Rhett my to-do list to hold and he turned it into serious reading
Morning book time
A little berry picking action
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