Sunday, August 29, 2010

nancy - 80/365 - Aspen, Colorado USA

July 11, 2010

Vacation Day 3

  • After getting up several times with Owen, who is most certainly in the midst of a sleep regression (though I don't think I can call it that if his sleep has never really progressed), Jeff let me sleep in a bit.
  • Jeff woke up with the children and went into Basalt to find me a copy of the New York Times - a pre-birthday gift. Yay!
  • This morning we drove into Basalt to the farmers market and purchased a few goodies including squash blossoms. Jeff is going to stuff and bake them for my birthday dinner tomorrow.
  • I'm beginning to feel the altitude - shortness of breath, tired.
  • We took a walk in the neighborhood. Jeff & John saw a fox.
  • John discovered trout in the pond and is now feeding them crumbs. He spent most of his day hanging out in and around the stream. I think he'd be perfectly content if we spent the entire week at the house.
View from the yard:

John is loving the one on one time with his grandparents. He really enjoyed "fishing" and used rocks as bait to catch the fish.

A perfect moment:

nancy - 79/365 - Aspen, Colorado USA

July 10, 2010

Vacation Day 2 -
  • Surprise, surprise. We all woke up early. Owen was up FOUR times over night (which meant I was up FOUR times). John got up for the day at 5:30 and Owen at 6:30. Not too shabby considering the time change.
  • We headed to the Saturday market in Aspen and returned with quite the bounty - fresh cheese, cherries, peaches, apricots, bread and more. Yummy!
  • Owen spent a lot of time hanging out on the porch playing with his toys. Thankfully he's not crawling yet.
  • I spent a lovely afternoon lounging, napping and reading.
  • Owen tasted non-puree'd food for the first time - Rice Crispies. He was mesmerized.
  • John played in the stream for hours. HOURS. He was thrilled to be able to spend all day with his Daddy. How awesome.
Surveying the pond in the back:
And the pond in the front:
The stream that runs beside the property. The scene of much activity:
my boys:

Owen loving his Rice Crispies: