Saturday, October 16, 2010

Iliff Picnic

We went to the annual picnic at the Eric's school today. It was a great turn out. They ran out of food...but there was plenty of cute to go around.

Eli was leery of the kooky magician/balloon guy. But his trepidation paid off. He was the last little lad to get a balloon, after much coaxing from balloon guy. It was crazy awesome.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pumpkin Patch 2010

Saturday we made our 3rd annual trek to the Pumpkin Festival at the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. We had to brave the crowds and schlepping without Dad this year, but I did get to park in handicapped parking, so that made it easier. And some lovely friends met us there, so that made it even better.

Eli's official costume wasn't ready yet, but we just happen to have on hand a pair of Aztec jaguar jammies the fella brought home from the British Museum. That'll work. So I whipped up a jaguar hood to go with...and Eli actually wore it.

He was a little too well camouflaged in the corn.
Amos revived the vintage tortoise look, circa 2008.

Keeping an eye out for those wily hidden jaguars.

Sweethearts Jon and Christa came too. They were such fun and a huge help!

Bird or Bug?


Cutie Leo!

Maya and Eli - Team Pumpkin!

Finding the perfect pumpkin is one dirty job!

What fun! Happy almost Halloween!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Photo Overload Volume IXMMV

Here are a few (thousand) shots from some playtime in the yard. I'm having so much fun with these boys and this camera! I think the above shot is pure perfection. Other than the crop, I haven't altered it at all. The smile, the belly grab, the encircling background, the sun burst - so yummy!

Enter big brother...
And helicopter Dad!

Eli could not get enough!
But eventually Dad pooped out and so did Eli.
What fun!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Amos is a regular riot these days. He's so close to walking, and you can tell he can taste it. He's taken up to five steps, and all day long he gets my attention and stands up, ready for more practice.
Baby A is as sweet and funny as he is cute, which is a lot. And for the moment he's a semi-stationary model, forced to succumb to my current photographic obsession (you can see the results of this week's photography lesson here. Good stuff.).
He's trying to get a good look at the birthday presents Eli's hoarding. See? That's a funny kid.

This morning Eli had a big time playing under the rug. Hy-sterical!

He thought he was sooooooo funny playing hide and seek from Amos. Amos was without a clue. Good times.