Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ryder's 8th Birthday Trip with Daddy

For his 8th birthday, Ryder and Daddy flew back to Indiana to visit the Cardinal's, Grandma Hutton and to experience Purdue University on a Fall football game day.
Nothing like continuing family traditions, reestablishing & building on lifelong relationship, creating new memories and enjoying some quality Daddy & Son time.
Ryder and Daddy heading to the airport
On the plane departing Denver, CO
Arrival welcome in Indianapolis, IN from the Cardinal's
Ryder & Bryson were born days apart while we were neighbors in Memphis, TN. They have remained great friends and look forward to their time together. They have established a rich friendship that will last. 
Game day...the indomitable spirit of being a Boilermaker
Freshman roommates at Purdue University in the Fall of 2025?
Buchanan Club Suite at Ross-Ade Stadium for the Michigan State game
Special thanks to Brian & Danielle Cardinal and the John Purdue Club
Team Hutton & Team Cardinal enjoying the game day festivities
Ryder & Bryson sitting outside the media room while the players give interviews
Ryder & Bryson enjoying Cardinal Court...nothing like having the court all to yourself
Time to relax in the men's basketball locker room
"wow, did you see the size of their shoes?"
Given the opportunity, I believe Ryder would have verbally committed to Purdue. Let the brainwashing and recruiting commence.
Time to recreate all the highlights of the game
Spending time with Grandma Hutton
We don't know who enjoyed the trip more, Daddy or Ryder? Either way, they both had a blast and will have these memories and traditions for ever.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fall Bike and Hike

A perfect morning in Boulder County, Colorado for a family bike and hike. Team Hutton was out in full force enjoying the mountain views, the sunny and the 70 degree temperatures.
Mommy out for a run being supported by Tagg & Ryder
Ryder & Taggart exploring on and off the trail
Piper thought it was a little too windy
Piper exploring
Piper enjoying Daddy time...Daddy loving it
Piper being Piper...its always an adventure

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tagg's 6th Birthday

Happy Birthday to Taggart! 
Where has the time gone...We cannot believe that he is 6 years old.
We had a great birthday weekend full of smiles, laughter, activity, and a party!
Waking up early on his birthday morning
Opening presents before school...almost like Christmas
Birthday donuts
Chima lego party with his pals

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Piper's First Day of Pre-Kindergarten

Piper is officially in pre-kindergarten at the Jefferson Street Preschool in Louisville, CO. 
Bittersweet day as we were/are so excited for Piper to begin school. Yet, we are a little shocked that all three are out of the house (at least for part of the day for a few days per week). 
Piper couldn't wait to get her photo taken with her special sign.
Saying goodbye one last time.
Morning routines changed drastically today...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Game Day...Boiler Up

Game Day...Boiler Up!
Ryder, Piper & Taggart cheering on the Boilermakers
Team Hutton is excited for the 2014 College Football Season and will be cheering on the Purdue Boilermakers as they kick off the season today against Nana Leveque's Western Michigan Broncos.

These are all things that happen while Mommy is away on a girls (all Boilermakers) weekend in Mexico!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Taggart's First Day of Kindergarten

So excited for Taggart as he starts school today. He is officially a kindergartner at Fireside Elementary.
Tagg was so excited we could barely get him to stand still
Team Hutton with a big send off for Tagg
Riding the scooter to school
Piper is up next....official start next Tuesday!

2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Team Hutton had a great week following the 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge and cheering on Team BMC. For the second straight year, Daddy was able to ride in the Team BMC car during a stage and the family was able to meet the team and hang out during another stage. We enjoyed watching Tejay van Garderen and Team BMC win.
Daddy's ride for the day
Leading team
Rolling through The Garden of the Gods in the Team BMC car
Hanging out with Brent Bookwalter & Team BMC at the Vail Time Trial
The boys hangin with Papa
Piper fashionably wearing the cycling cap
Ryder ensuring that all the riders are clean
Brent Bookwalter on the course...I guess we weren't too much of a distraction
Team Hutton supporting Team BMC

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ryder's First Day of Second Grade

So excited for Ryder as he starts school today. He is officially a second grader at Fireside Elementary.
Ryder was more excited about school than holding the sign
Team Hutton with a big send off for Ryder
Tagg is up next....official start on Monday!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Colorado Springs Weekend Get Away

The last family Summer get away as we enjoy family time and celebrate the end of Summer and beginning of school. We headed to Colorado Springs, CO for the weekend. The Broadmoor Resort, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Garden of the Gods Park all exceeded our expectations.

Team Hutton enjoyed watching Air Force Academy cadets practice parachuting into Falcon Stadium, chasing each other around The Broadmoor grounds and playing on the playground, eating at/getting stung at The Golden Bee English Pub, eating desert in the hotel room bed, feeding the giraffes at The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, swimming in the infinity pool, riding the water slides, sitting in the hot tub, driving a wooden electric boat on Cheyenne Lake, eating at/playing games at PLAY, watching TV while taking a bath, watching movies in the hotel room and exploring/hiking at Garden of the Gods Park...its good to be a kid.
Team Hutton at The Broadmoor overlooking Cheyenne Lake
Ryder & Taggart posing in front of Cheyenne Mountain
Piper taking a stroll on The Broadmoor grounds
Caught in the act! Tagg having ice cream at the pool
Mommy & Piper acting silly poolside
Ryder flying down the main pool slide
Team Hutton overlooking Cheyenne Lake and The Broadmoor
Tagg, Ryder & Piper taking over the hotel bed
Cheyenne Mntn Zoo...America's only mountainside zoo was incredible
The zebras ate a of the highlights of the zoo
Team Hutton at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo overlooking The Broadmoor

Tagg captaining the wooden, electric boat on Cheyenne Lake
Tagg, Ryder & Daddy lifting the 700 ton Amazing Balanced Rock at The Garden of the Gods  
Garden of the Gods Park...Beautiful day for a family hike with a little rock climbing
Ryder & Taggart enjoying the view after climbing to a higher vantage point
Pool time...The boys supporting Piper and her Broadmoor Ducky as they head in
Mommy & Piper relaxing in the water