This is kind of awkward.
Um. . . how have you been?
I meant to post over the last month and a half. I really did. I even opened up Blogger and loaded up a few photos.
But I've been so tired. And, um, busy.
It's not you, it's me.
Please don't be mad.
Let's start over. Let me just give you the highlights of what we've been up to since May, and then we can just pick up from there and put this whole thing behind us.
We spent a delightful evening at Sunflower Farm in Longmont.
Alice swang and spun.
And taunted chickens.
And drove a tractor.
And faced off against a turkey.
And fed sheep.
For the Fourth of July, we brought out the red, white, and blue and decorated the trike to the nines.
We strutted proudly in our neighborhood parade.
The weekend before last, we took a last minute trip to Vail to check out the mountains in the summer.
The pedestrian-only village was perfect for Alice to explore.
She loved them so much that we spent approximately 20 minutes of every hour engaged in a battle of wills over whether Alice would (1) sit peacefully in the stroller, (2) walk on her own alongside us, (3) ride on Matt's shoulders, (4) meander at her own pace, stopping every minute or so to do some backtracking, take a detour up or down some stairs, squat to check out something on the ground more closely, just stand still for a while, refuse to continue walking when asked nicely, repeatedly (5) have to be carried against her will while screaming as if she were being kidnapped . . .
Or (6) find herself strapped in her stroller, also against her will, again screaming as if she were being kidnapped.
We narrowly missed a rainstorm on the way to dinner by hopping in a pedicab to get there faster.
Alice was delighted to discover that there are letters all over signs in the mountains too.
This girl loves her some alphabet.
We took the gondola all the way to the top of the mountain and attempted a hike.
The first part of the hike was beautiful.
It was so peaceful to be up above the world, walking around at the top of the mountain with stunning views all around.
Then Alice woke up and demanded to be let out of the backpack but refused to walk so we had to take turns carrying her in our arms the rest of the way back. It kind of took away from the serenity of the experience, if you can imagine.
In any case, we can't wait to come back when everything is covered in snow.
Finally, just this past weekend, Alice's Grammy, Grampy, Great Grandma and Great Grandpa Denny came into town to join in the festivities for Alice's second birthday. I was having such a great time that I barely took any photos, but I'm grateful that Karen ("Grammy" to those in the know) fully documented the party for posterity.
That was a lot of photos. And a lot of recap.
Now, let's pretend this little rift never happened.