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

Monday, August 11, 2014

Teeth Cleaning

All three members of Team Hutton in the chair at the same time for their teeth cleaning and dental checkup. 
That's a lot of little Hutton teeth
Piper seemed happy to get some sun glasses

Mommy's First Triathlon

Team Hutton is so proud of Mommy for not only TRI'ing but for persevering and excelling while completing her first triathlon as she competed in the 7th Annual Outdoor Divas Triathlon. We were out in full force with signs and cowbells!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The 5th Annual Strong Kids Triathlon

Team Hutton took on and conquered the 5th Annual Strong Kids Triathlon in Lafayette, CO yesterday. Ryder's second and Tagg's first triathlons. 
Tagg & Ryder set up their transition area early
Tagg exiting the water after his swim
Ryder gliding through the water
Ryder exiting the water after his swim
Tagg entering the transition area after his strong bike leg
Ryder attacking the bike course straight out of the transition area
Tagg sprinting to the finish
Tagg's first triathlon was a huge success
Ryder crossing the finish line
Team Hutton brothers supporting each other
One proud Team Hutton Daddy and triathlon transition/crew member

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Track & Field Camp

The Superior, CO Track & Field Camp was an incredible experience for Team Hutton. Who knew we had runners? Ryder (7) and Tagg (5) both won their grade/age group in 7 out of 8 events at the meet and took home the Best All-Around Performer trophies.
Displaying their blue ribbons and trophies
Ryder finishing strong with a 7:07 mile
Tagg throwing the javelin
Taggart finishing his 400m race with ease in 1:31
Ryder & Tagg racing each other in the 800m
Ryder leading the 800m at lap one with Tagg on his heals
Piper drinking the boys water

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fourth of July in Beaver Creek

Team Hutton had a great Fourth of July weekend in the mountains with Nana & Papa Leveque.
Enjoying snow cones and cotton candy at the Avon, CO fireworks
Sitting with Papa & Nana Leveque eagerly awaiting the Vail Fourth Parade
One way to beat the heat at the Fourth of July parade
Daddy and Piper in Vail Village for the parade
Listening to music waiting for the Beaver Creak, CO fireworks
Tagg & Piper realizing that it is way past their bedtime
Mommy and Ryder enjoying the beautiful CO night
Finally, fireworks! Piper was a little startled

Sunday, June 29, 2014

S'mores by the Fire Pit

The gas fire pit in the backyard is finally done so it was time to create a new family tradition....s'mores by the fire pit on weekend nights. I don't know if it actually creates time for more conversation but the added sugar does create a little more chaos and silliness.
Quintessential Team Hutton family photo
Seriously, Piper doesn't like s'mores