Wednesday, July 31, 2013

pool time, goose poop beach & wedding crashers

bucket list cont...


oh how i wish we had a pool to go to all the time. that would sure make summer more worth while for me.
alas, i have to wait for someone to invite us....
and someone did!

ash and i were the only ones from our family to go....the rest of my family was scattered here and there. summer.

more water time for ashton=one SUPER happy three year old.
and see that adorable girl behind him rocking that fantastic bathing cap?? that's his buddy, liv.


we have a few to choose from here in aurora. one has a slightly better "beach" than the other. drawback: it is littered with more goose poop than a landmine battlefield. not that ashton cared. oh well, it was a fun day despite the unwelcome piles.

he can't swim. he has no fear. thank goodness for inflatable arm bands!! but don't worry, i didn't let him go out too far.
(note to self: put that boy in swim lessons!)

this photo is one of my faves. ash is rocking his yellow diamond-studded sunnies with his buddy kole.

and then we have this moment. one of ashtons favorite friends "busybelle" (isabelle) is walking with determined purpose back to the car while ash is checking on a piece of licorice placed in his pocket for safe keeping. 

ok, so we didn't exactly crash this wedding. but it felt that way since the only people we knew were the parents of the bride. we sat at a table with strangers, danced our booties off amidst strangers, toasted the happy couple with strangers. and had a total blast! best date night so far.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

the summer of the bucket list...

i am not a lover of summer.
it's true.
so to bring some level (any level) of excitement for the sweaty season i have decided to do a bucket list. i've never done a bucket list before. i'm loving it. usually with these things the novelty wears off for me quickly ( my blog...). but this.. i'm super motivated to do each and every activity. i've made them fairly simple, but 100% summer.  so in keeping with the list item that says to document the bucket list as i do each activity, i will do that in part here.

to keep some kind of order, i will go back to some of the june activities.
ready? let's go.....


 bonnie brae ice cream is in denver. it was good. delicious, even. but i am still on the hunt for the "perfect" ice cream.


this was the only picture i took. but don't worry...this activity will be ongoing. i LOVE tennis.


 pure joy. serious joy. and let me tell you, this water was COLD. and there was a cool breeze. the boy loves water and will not be stopped when it is there for the taking.

the slip-n-slide is a bit confusing to ash. he laid down, put his arms out, and waited...and waited. i tried to show him what to do from the sidelines, but he still wasn't getting the concept. i will have to strap on my suit, and take one for the team by slamming my body down the ice cold plastic runway. depending on how brave i am feeling there may or may not be pictures of this.