Mark & Mandy

Skiing with Elsie

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We headed up to the mountains this weekend with the Spruills. On Saturday we skied Vail and put Elsie in ski school – this is her 5th time in ski school and they still have her on the magic carpet. On Sunday we decided to take her up the Gondola at Beavercreek and see if we could perfect her Pizza (snowplow) and french fries. After realizing that Sophie and Emma were skiing up the mountain Elsie focused and started perfecting her Pizza. Note to parents of young new skiers –…read more

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Aquarium

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We took a quick visit to the aquarium last weekend and Elsie got to meet some mermaids … Elsie was giving them all her mermaid wisdom … she had just fed the sting rays and was very impressed with herself. After the tour we ate in the Water room … Silas was too interested in his lunch to watch the fish. Finally a quick shot of our little Shark lover!

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Birthday Songs

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If your birthday is coming up, Elsie is ready to sing for you! She has recently been mentioning her upcoming birthday (a mere 8 months away) and how much she likes birthdays in general. Whenever we see a candle in anything, she automatically assumes it’s her birthday and starts to sing (to herself).

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Spilled Milk

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When we were up in Montana for July 4th, Elsie found a tiny porcelain cat that she named “Baby Mittens” after the character in the movie Bolt. She was forever searching for “Mommy Mittens” and a whole Mittens family. Baby Mittens did not return to Colorado with us, but imagine the joy when Elsie received a gift from Grandpa Michael and Grammy Alison that contained a tiny family of porcelain cats and a bucket of spilled milk. The cats were something that Elspeth had in her office to relax her…read more

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Thank you Greg D

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Greg D visited us in Boulder a few weeks ago and came bearing gifts. Elsie was very excited about the t-shirt and looks forward to visiting with her complete entourage!

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The princess and the bear

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I recently got a Mac mini, so I have felt empowered to start doing something with all the raw video footage we have shot of Elsie over the last years. I am going to try to do this a bit more frequently so we can see how the little bean is progressing – she is a chatty lady. The below video is from May 4th 2009

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Papa Michael

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Michael was in town for a visit a couple weeks ago and he was a big hit! Elsie instantly loved his glasses and enjoyed constantly playing with the case. Elsie wanted to show her papa all her cool stuff so she first took him to the Denver Zoo! Elsie enjoyed a great view on Papa’s shoulders then they had some fun on the train And finally they HAD to ride he carousel because its her fav! The next morning we headed out to Gymnastics. Elsie helped Papa get warmed up,…read more

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18 months

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Elsie went in for her 18 month check up and all is well. She is still in the 25th percentile for height and the 5-10 percentile for weight – she’s just a little one! We had another round of shots (but this was the final round until age 5!) – there were some tears, but all tears were gone with the simple taste of a sucker!

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Cupcakes

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Grandparents don’t really follow any rules … the day after Saffie’s birthday grampa allowed elsie to eat 4 cupcakes. Each time she would go to josh and amy’s house, she would some how hunt down the cupcakes and point to them – each time grampa couldn’t say no. Even saffie loved them!

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