Monday, August 29, 2011


This past weekend, we took a mini-vacation to one of our favorite places in the continental US - Colorado.  Sienna kept calling the state, "Rado".  Sienna and I flew out by ourselves; Scott was there all week on business.  It was a nice break from the Midwest heat, and we love a chance to get away to the mountains.  Sienna did great on the trip, especially given that we took her on two plane rides, stayed in two different hotels, and took her up & down in elevation all in about 72 hours.  Thank goodness I packed plenty of fruit snacks for the moments of near melt-down.  :)  Colorado is such a refreshing place, and we really enjoyed our break from normal life!
Checking out Boulder Creek 
Putting her feet in the creek -- cold!
Scott & Sienna at Alluvial Fan in Rocky Mountain National Park.  She LOVED the waterfall!
Enjoying our lunch of protein bars...

Mountain lake.... Sienna ready for a nap, but we weren't ready to stop exploring yet!
Rejuvenated with goldfish and looking oh-so-cute.
Such a sweet picture of how much they love each other
Didn't really want her picture taken, but it turned out cute & funny anyways!
The water was so clear, we could see the rainbow trout swimming around.
Stopped along side the stream to throw in pine cones, rocks, sticks, etc.
Back in Boulder... petting the lion and enjoying her ice cream cone.  Life is good.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

First Haircut

Sienna got her first haircut from Aunt Hannah this weekend! Hannah trimmed a little off the bottom of her hair, and her little curls looks so much better -- no more tangles! :) At first, Sienna was not digging the idea of sitting by herself in the chair, so she sat on my lap. Afterwards, Hannah treated her to a lollipop that tasted like broccoli, according to Sienna. Funny, she ate that lollipop much faster than she eats broccoli.... Thanks, Hannah!

Sitting with mommy

Checking herself out in the mirror

Shy! (But loving Aunt Hannah and the penguin cape!)

Big girl in the chair by herself