Wednesday, June 18

Denver Zoo

We spent the day at the Denver Zoo today.  It was a beautiful day spent outdoors enjoying summer.

The zoo has a really cool new elephant exhibit.  

The whole area is Asian themed with a tuktuk and prayer flags.  It's pretty neat.

Can't wait to spend many more afternoons strolling the zoo making animal noises with Arlo this year.  My in-laws gave us a zoo membership for Easter this year so we can go anytime!

Arlo loves his new stroller!  Thanks for my parents for helping us get it for his birthday.  We LOVE it!

Monday, June 16

Married Life

Yesterday was our 3 year wedding anniversary.  We have had an awesome couple of years together!
  Life has gotten a little bit busier and a lot more fun!

Weddings are the best, right?  Beautiful dresses, lush flowers, and such happiness.

Waiting for the bride.  My grandfather who officiated the wedding and my handsome groom.

After 6 years of dating, we finally got married!  What a rush of emotion in this moment.


Let's do this!  What an awesome day.  Our whole family was there to celebrate with us and shower us in their excitement and love.

We didn't know we were moving away from Hawaii yet, but my husband found out he got a job on the mainland on our honeymoon.  This was the perfect "goodbye" to Hawaii.  It was a beautiful setting and the perfect day to marry my best friend.

I will go anywhere with this man by my side.  Looking forward to many more years together.

Sunday, June 15

Happy Father's Day

When my husband and I were days away from having a baby, he was nervous, unsure how to care for a baby, and a total newbie.  This is his second Father's Day and you would think he was made for fatherhood.

Riding on Dad's shoulders is one of Arlo's favorite things to do.

These two have so much fun together.

Can you feel their love for each other?  I love these photos because I think they speak for themselves and show their relationship so well.

Monday, June 9

Denver Chalk Art Festival 2014

I got the chance to visit the Denver Chalk Art Festival this year and it was awesome.  If you are interested in art and like to see different styles, this is a great event. 

Did I mention there were a lot of people??  Leave the stroller at home, bring your friends, and be prepared for crowds.

One of my favorites!

The artists were in the middle with all of the drawings. They were covered in chalk.

The festival was held in the hip and always happening Larimer Square.

Styles ranged from amateur sketches to full blown re-creations of popular paintings.
A fun, free festival in downtown Denver!  If you ever get the chance to visit a chalk art event, I would definitely recommend it! It was pretty amazing to see the possibilities with chalk.

Wednesday, June 4

Summer in Colorado

It's our first summer in Colorado and so far we are pretty smitten.

We like to go to the park and play in the grass and swing on the swings.

Walk around and discover things like sticks, pebbles, and dirt.

We love to play in baby pools and splash at our new water table.

We play hard and take breaks in the sun.

We are also enjoying all the art fairs and fun events downtown.  
Summer is here and we are soaking it all in.

Isn't it green and beautiful?  I want to enjoy the mountains while they are lush and green before the HOT summer turns it all brown.

The Denver Chalk Art Festival was last weekend.  Lots more pictures to come, what a great day to be outside.  It was sunny and hot and there were TONS of people.

Wednesday, May 28

Baseball Birthday Party Details

My little babe just turned 1 and we threw a baseball themed birthday party for him.  Here are a few of the details from the party.

 The food spread:   We made everything except the sandwiches, which we ordered from Sprouts. 

Little veggie cups with yummy hand cut veggie sticks and ranch in mini solo cups.  I dipped some pretzel sticks in white chocolate and rolled them in blue sprinkles for some added color and fun.

Watermelon, honeydew, and strawberry fruit skewers.

The birthday boys baseball cake and some lemon bars made from scratch.

Vanilla baseball cupcakes and hand made cupcake stands.  I made the cupcake stands with cardboard rounds that I glued together and covered in brown kraft paper.  Then I covered a few cans for the support between tiers.  They worked great and were free since I have boxes from the move still.  I also made a couple little cupcake flags for the toppers with black paper and a chalk marker.

I made the birthday banner with black card stock and a chalk paint marker.  Then we decorated with a bunch of the baseball pictures we took a few weeks ago.  They turned out really cute.

I dipped some oreos in white chocolate and added baseball stripes.  I also made some decadent fudgy chocolate brownies.  So good.  My mother in law brought the monster cookies on the bottom tier.  They were great.  We had a lot of sweets!

We got kettle corn and chips from Costco and my mother in law made her awesome pasta salad.
What an awesome party!  We had lots of fun planning and making decorations.

Saturday, May 24

Baseball Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Arlo!  Life has been a little wild and crazy since you came on the scene and we wouldn't have it any other way.

My husband is a huge sports fan and Arlo has already been to a few games, his first game was when I was 7 months pregnant, if that counts.  He has been to a few games at Coors Field to see the Rockies and the Sox, we went to a game in DC to see the Nationals and the Dodgers, and there are many more to come I am sure.  We decided to throw a baseball party and it turned out to be the perfect theme for a 1 year old!

Here are just a few shots from today.  We had such a great time!

My In-Laws came to help celebrate.  Arlo loves Grandma and Grandpa!

Arlo had so many friends and family members come out to help him celebrate.  Lucky BOY!

Not a huge fan of the cake...

What am I supposed to do with this??

Don't touch MOMMY!

Exhausted and all cleaned up after his cake mess.

No party is complete without presents.  Arlo got so much cool stuff.  THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Styling in his new hat.  What an awesome present.

Arlo loves these super tall boys!  They play so well together.  We are lucky to have family close by.

I made a photo backdrop wall and it worked great!

Thanks to everyone for coming.  We had a great time.  More photos to come soon!

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