Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Three.

My sweet, rambunctious explorer turned three yesterday. We had a day full of his favorite places and things. Dinosaurs, rockets, and playgrounds! He may have opened a few presents and eaten some cake, as well. I am so looking forward to this new year in Griffin's life...the conversations, the discoveries, the friends, and the learning. He has grown in leaps and bounds in the last year--from toddler to little boy. I know that three will be just as magical and exciting. I hope this birthday was a glimpse of the wonderful year to come.






Sunday, November 25, 2012

Physical Challenges.

Just about any Biber family gathering results in a physical challenge--balancing on one leg to the floor and back up, push-ups on the counter, jumping (we're terrible jumpers)...you get the idea. Well, I think Jose has gotten the bug. When we were in Pueblo, we spent a little time at the playground with Nick and Christian. It looked a little something like this:
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Gobble.

Since Jose and I were married, I have wanted to do a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. It is one of those traditions that not every family can appreciate, but loving the workout high, we do. We signed up for the Gobble Wobble at Clement Park. Jose was a little doubtful as we were bundling the kids up, but felt pumped once he finished his first race ever!




Then...we headed to Pueblo to play outside, eat Turkey, talk and laugh with family, and celebrate Griff's birthday! It was a fun-filled weekend. And, we even got to go on a movie double-date with Jason and Laura thanks to some excellent grandparents.













These Girls.

After months of anticipation, my amazing sisters were finally in Colorado. There is little in the world that is better than spending time with them. So, I was especially excited when Whit got to spend a bonus day here after flying to Vegas for work. We had a wonderful weekend, playing outside in the unseasonably warm weather and eating tasty food and surviving a hot yoga class. My boys got lots of love from Court and Whit and are already looking forward to the time we'll all spend together at Christmas!









Thursday, November 8, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

A Beginning.

Recently, Whit sent this quotation to me:


"For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die. They are full of all the things that you don't get in real life--wonderful, lyrical language, for instance, right off the bat. And quality of attention: we may notice amazing details during the course of a day but we rarely let ourselves stop and really pay attention. An author makes you notice, makes you pay attention, And this is a great gift. My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I am grateful for it the way I'm grateful for the ocean."-  Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird

Of course, I loved it and was moved by it. It also inspired me to get going on my newest endeavor...Book on a Branch. I am trying to combine my passion for reading, need for creativity, and love for my little ones into a blog that helps parents inspire their kids to love reading. Please stop by and share it if you are so moved...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Boo! It's Halloween!


 It felt a bit like the boys' first Halloween. Clearly, it was not. But, we didn't really dress up of go trick-or-treating last year, since we were in Florida. It was delightful to plan and create Griffin's Halloween costume--I could feel his anticipation building each day. Diego was excited to wear his little costume, as well...once it was on him.
 








Griff's first walk up to ring a doorbell and trick-or-treat at the Majewski's house.





Happy Halloween!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Holding on to FALL.

We had a bit of a shocking cold snap recently. Snow. Well below freezing at night. It kind of felt like winter. It truly caught me by surprise. Our coats and other winter gear were still in our storage garage. Griffin was desperate to play in the snow, but I didn't know where to find his boots or even a hat.

I have gotten my act together, but honestly I'm just not ready for the cold. I am soaking up every bit of warm sunshine and crunchy leaf smell that I can. We are basically doing a playground tour of Littleton. There are so many lovely, grassy fields with perfect playgrounds plunked in the middle. And, the boys are in quite nice stages for playground playing.


Diego is all about the swings...that and the mulch. Griff has suddenly become quite confident in his climbing and sliding, you know, being Spiderman and all.