Saturday, November 15, 2008
The Cheyenne's Mommies group took a trip to a place called Jumpin' in Loveland, Co. This place is a huge building with blow-ups for kids...slides, games, obstacle courses, etc. Eli was hesitate at first to climb the steps that lead to the slide. So, I had to climb up with him....holy crap, we were high! He must have went down the slide 25 times. This is a definately a place we will go back to this winter!
Yes, folks...The Crosby's put up their Christmas tree on Nov. 15th. No, we are not going crazy! Amanda is coming to visit this coming week and we are celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas with her...hence the reason for a tree. The hilarous thing is that we gathered all of our Christmas items only to realize that we had all the parts to our tree except the tree stand...guess that didn't make the move. So we had to head to our 1st trip to Lowe's for a new tree and lights. Man, new Christmas trees have the hook up...no longer do you have to sort the colors to insert the branches into the stand. I was quite amazed....ok, ok, its been awhile since we have purchased a tree. Did you notice I put our 1st trip to Lowes? Thats because we had to go back to purchase more lights as we ended up not having enough...I think we now have 1,000 lights on our tree. Eli was a hoot helping Rob put the lights on the tree. He needed a lot of reminders to be gentle when it came to putting up the ornaments! Most of you may know that we have had two trees (sometimes three) since we have been married. I think it was something my mom and I started. We have a tree I have named the pretty tree with all the glass ornaments...that will go up later. Today we put up the family tree with all of the "oh so cute" handmade ornaments. We love putting up that tree! Some of my favs include ornaments my Gma Thayer made in 1976, Eli's ornaments he made in daycare last year, pictures of Benelli and Maggie when they were pups, and all the ones Rob and I pick up when we travel. We have a lot of sentimental ornaments that go on the family tree.
After a blizzard in Rapid City, SD (so glad we moved from there), we met our friends Joe and Liana down in Denver for a night on the town. We ate dinner at a Brazilian Steakhouse. Being from Brazil herself, Liana had to help us understand some of the different items that came to our table. We loved this place! The server gives you this little wooden piece (I should have taken a picture of it...oops) that we used to say if we wanted the food to keep coming, take a break, or if we were done. They had 19 different kind of meat that came out at different times on skewers. After dinner, we walked around 17th street which is an open mall...very cool evening!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Rob had Eli ready to hit a few houses for trick or treating. Our first stop was our neighbors. We made our visit and started to head on our way when Stuart accidently stepped on Eli's tail sending his pumpkin rolling down the driveway. Eli couldn't believe what was happening...he kept looking at Stuart like, "Why did you just do this to me?" We managed to continue our journey. Eli was a hoot once he figured out that everyone was giving him treats! Although, he thought we had to go into everyones house. Once we finished going to a few houses, we went back home. This is where Eli's adventures started. He had a riot with all of the kids that came to the house. I would give them candy, then he would have to put another special piece in their bag. Whenever the doorbell would ring, he would run to the door, trying to say trick or treat! We also let him have a couple pieces of his candy...oh my! He doesn't get that much candy so you can only imagine how wired he was....needless to say, bedtime was a little later that evening.