Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ryder's First Triathlon

Today, Ryder competed in his first official tri, YMCA Strong Kids Triathlon at the Arapahoe Y in Lafayette, CO. 
Parker, Ryder & Benjamin relaxing before the big event 
Ryder's off... 
and DONE!
Receiving his medal from past Tri World Champion & Olympian, Greg Bennett
Parker, Maddie & Ryder enjoying the post race celebration
One proud Daddy with his little champion
We are all so proud of Ryder. Team Hutton was out in force cheering him on and enjoying the event. Taggart is looking forward to next year's competition already...too bad we couldn't get his cast off earlier. Piper may need to wait a few more years. Congratulations Ryder!

Ryder's First Triathlon - video

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Rockies vs. Cubs

Today was the first Team Hutton family (minus Piper) outing to Coors Field to watch the Colorado Rockies take on the Chicago Cubs. To start the day, the boys woke up to new baseball gloves and Rockies hats. 
Happy to be at the ball park
On any other day, we would have cheered for the Cubbies but today we all decided that we had to cheer for the home team. Go Rockies!
Enduring the heat...Tagg's poor little casted arm had to be hot
The boys were so excited to be there but slightly hot as the temperatures exceeded 90. The hot dogs and pizza seemed to make everything better.
Go Rockies!
An incredibly nice and generous family walked up and said they were leaving and wanted to know if we wanted their 4th row seats next to the dugout. This occurred right after a woman asked if the boys wanted a Troy Tulowitzki bobblehead.
Tagg and Courtney enjoying the view from the 4th row
Taggart was fortunate that Rockies first base coach Rene Lachemann spotted his cast and asked him to come down and talk to him between innings. Tagg was so excited.
Coach Lachemann asking Tagg about his arm and giving him a game ball
 As we left the game, Ryder said, "This is the best baseball day ever. We got new gloves, new Rockies hats, ate both hotdogs and pizza, seats next to the dugout, a bobblehead, a game ball and the Rockies won!"
Tagg and Ryder showing off the ball
 What an incredibly special day for the boys. One that we hope they will remember fondly for many, many years. Nothing better than watching two impressionable little boys take in the atmosphere at the ballpark. We are all looking forward to future games. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cast signing

Today, Taggart received his full arm cast after the orthopedic surgeon confirmed that surgery was not necessary. He was so excited to pick out his cast color...he chose "glow in the dark"! Tonight should be interesting.
Tagg invited Ryder to sign the cast first
Tagg showing off his signatures
Best news of the day is that they break did not look too bad and they hope to take it off in 3 weeks.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fourth of July

Daddy and Taggart ended the Fourth of July weekend at the University of Colorado Children's Hospital. Unfortunately, Tagg fell and broke a bone in his elbow.

Tagg was very brave and strong
Back to the Orthopod we go later this week. Surprisingly, this was the first broken bone....we doubt that it will be the last.

Fourth of July

It really doesn't get more American than ending the day with s'mores.
Tagg focuses on roasting his marshmallow
Eating the s'mores faster than they are made
 The next day we headed out for a family hike in and around Beaver Creek. 

Piper hitching a ride with Daddy
Mommy and Papa Leveque enjoying the scenery
Mommy and Nana Leveque finishing the hike in the rain
Piper in Beaver Creek Village petting the puppy (bear cub)

Fourth of July

For the Fourth of July, Team Hutton headed to Eagle County, CO to spend quality time with Nana & Papa Leveque. The festivities kicked off the night before with the Avon fireworks. The next day we headed out early for the Annual Fourth of July Vail Town Parade.
Team Hutton waiting for the parade to start
Enjoying the parade festivities
Piper and Nana Leveque 
Three generations celebrating the 4th