Saturday, May 31, 2008

Rocky Mountain High Society

Thanks to Lisa's connections in Boulder society, we snagged an invite to a party at one of the local cottages.

Miles found he could make do with the rustic equipment.

His diligence was on full display.

In fact, they offered him a job.

We watched the sun go down over the Rockies...

... and pulled wayward toads from the swimming pool....

...until it was time go back to our own hovel.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Boulder, Stronger, Faster

We awoke to another beautiful day in Boulder, with the sun-fried Flatiron mountains in view.

Miles was up and ready to go.

But first we needed to loosen up in the pool.

Then we took a scenic drive through the mountains to meet a friend for lunch in Denver.

Miles did most of the driving.

Colorado, it turns out, is a very fine state.

Daddy and Miles took an intrepid hike up to see Boulder Falls.

We later enjoyed a picnic with our Boulder friends Martha and Jon, and their kids Sophia and Lucas.

In the company of other young kids, Miles proved to be quite a social climber.

Miles decided that he and bikes belong together...

...everyone's bikes.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


Lisa's Bikes Belong board meeting in Boulder, Colorado gave us an opportunity to take a little family trip.

Bikes Belong was kind enough to set us up with our own cycle transport and a trailer for Miles.

We took full advantage of Boulder's excellent network of trails.

Miles found a lot to explore as well.

We enjoyed plenty of good food.

Miles made a splash at the reception.

He enjoyed dining al fresco with the Rockies looming overhead.

Monday, May 19, 2008

NICU Reunion

Miles joined his comrades from the neo-natal intensive care unit in a triumphant return to Swedish Hospital.

It was great to see some old friends, like Sophie...

...and Sadie.

Of course, Miles was thrilled to see Teresa, one of the respiratory therapists who used to put on his C-PAP.

And we were all delighted to see Rob, Margo and their daughter Mira, the Girl in the Incubator Next Door when Miles first arrived at the NICU.

It was wonderful to see everyone doing well and in such good health, not least ourselves.

Grandma Margee joined the festivities, too.

Finally, it was time for the 4-yard dash, toddler division.

Miles brushed off his dad's over-coaching to win first place. He took home some NICU schwag and a Babies 'R' Us gift certificate for his troubles.

Beijing, here we come!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mother's Day

It was time to celebrate the Moms in our world.

Miles remembered to bring some flowers...

...and submitted to a photo shoot on the porch.

With his mother's cajoling, he even managed to sit still for a second.

Then it was off to brunch with the rest of the clan, including five more moms.

Miles said hello to Grandma Ba-Ba-Ba.

He swapped electronic devices with his cousin Jonathan, while Aunt Jane looked on.

And Uncle Jay took him for long walks, so that we could eat!

Monday, May 5, 2008

March of Dimes Walk

After all the fine medical care he received in his preemie days, Miles said, "It's time to give something back."

So we took Miles, his stoller and our checkbook to join the annual March of Dimes Walk from Qwest Field to the north end of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

We enjoyed a splendid view of the Seattle Waterfront from an unusually car-free vantage point, together with a lot of other grateful families.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Catching Up With Mr. Miles (April Edition)

Have cute, will travel.

Crib-sleeping practice with Mommy.

Loading up the kayak with Daddy.
Little Lord Southworth-Fauntleroy.

Good times ahead for the video game industry.

Stepping up to the free-throw line.

With his pal Joseph at the zoo.

Getting into his breakfast.