Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Last weekend, Marty, Ryder and I flew to Denver, Co, to visit, Aim, Shane and Max.
On the way home, Marty and I discussed our "highs and lows" of the trip. The highs included, bike rides, the pumpkin patch, the Mexican Feast Shane made us Saturday night, visitng with Julie, Todd and Elodie and watching Max and Ryder hang out together.

The bike ride was higher on Marty's list than mine. Aimee took me out despite my reluctance. The bike ride was the first since I broke my collar bone a year ago and I was scared shitless the entire time. Aimee was very patient with me, even though I was in full panic mode the entire ride!! I am glad I faced my fear though and had we stayed longer, I would have had Aimee take me out every day until I had my confidence back.

The pumpkin patch was something I had been looking forward to for a long time. I had never been to a pumpkin patch before and I had never seen sooo many pumpkins in one place. This patch had a petting zoo, bouncy houses and a hay maze! It was a great family place and it was packed with kids of all ages, excited to celebrate fall!

Shane's Mexican Feast was incredible!! No one makes enchilladas and beans like him!! :)

Julie, Todd and Elodie were in Denver so they popped into Aim's for the afternoon, Sunday. It was great to see them too. Elodie has grown soo much! She had beautiful eyes and a great smile. She looks like a perfect "mini me" of Julie!! :) I was also excited for them to meet Ryder!

Ryder getting to hang with Auntie Aim and Uncle Shane was pretty special!!
Actually, watching Aim with Max was pretty special too! She is a great Mom, so happy to just play with her adorable son!!

But the BEST, I mean the BEST was watching Max and Ryder. Max was sooo excited to see Ryder when he woke up Saturday morning. I wish I had recorded his voice saying, "Ryder, come. Ryder have. Ryder get me." I miss it already. Max made a point of making sure Ryder always had a toy, or a snack or a hug whenever he got one! For an 18 month old, Max sure is thoughtful! Just watching them interact was so entertaining! At one point, Max was on all fours trying to teach Ryder to crawl!! Adorable!!

Thanks, Coles, for a great weekend!!


Nicole said...

Looks like sooo much fun! Hope we can all be together soon!

Aimee said...

So glad you guys came to visit. Max still talks about Ryder everyday. Love you guys!!