Ian having fun with his cousin Addie.
Ahhh The day has finally arrived!!! Tad has been
for the day to take Ian skiing since the day he was born.
On March 23, 2006, we took Ian up to Copper Mountain.
Here he is trying on his boots for the first time.
He thinks he's a "cool dude" with his shades on.
He thought it was pretty funny walking around in
his skis and boots.
Getting ready for his first lesson with Daddy.
used to teach 3 year olds how to ski.
Notice the "worm" on the front of Ian's skis. It
helps to keep
the tips together when he's pushing out his feet to make a wedge
Tad started out by just pushing him around on a
very small hill.
He took to it pretty quickly but was a little more
in having a snowball fight.
Later in the day, Tad got him back in his skis and
did he start to have fun!!! This is our favorite shot of him.
Tad would tell him to put his hands on his knees
and push his
feet out to make a "pizza pie". He would hang on to the back
of his jacket and have him go down a steeper hill. We
didn't take him on a chair lift this time.
He would tell Daddy, "5 more times Daddy, 5 more
He was LOVING it. Tad (and myself) could not have been prouder!
Here are some pictures from
In Grammy Pam's hot tub for the first time.
Throwing rocks in the Roaring Fork River by
Playing baseball in Minnesota (April)
goofing around on the trampoline with Anna
Where there's water, there's rocks and sticks to
throw in it!!!
Learning how to call geese from Matt. A couple
flew in but then the dogs chased them away.
Puppy from family across the street came to visit
Triple birthday. Kris's 40th, Anna's 12th and
Finding eggs around Grandma Karen's house.
Showing Great Grandma how he can hit the ball.
Ian and Great Grandma Ann.
Ian with Janell's Aunt Pat
Tad's little shadow. They love to sit on the deck
Our little sweet niece Addie Mae
Ian and Janell went to "The Wiggles" show at the
Budweiser Event Center.
This was the week he tried to skip the nap routine
out around 3:30-4:00 every day. got him back to naps...thank goodness!
Playing at a park in Carbondale, CO, near Aspen
Riding in Grammy's new tractor.
At the Adventure Dome in Circus Circus. Went to
visit Grandpa Walt for his birthday over the Memorial Weekend.
Downtown Las Vegas - Fremont Street light show
Ian watching the light show
Ian took a swimming lesson...plan on signing him up
Took his lesson with his buddy, Chris
At the Renaissance Festival
Finally hit the year he wanted a sword...
Just couldn't stay awake a second longer.
CJ, Francis, (Colin's parents) Sharon (Colin's
girlfriend) and Colin (Tad's employee). We went rafting down the
Poudre River. Sharon fell out once. We had a great time!
Ian's first girlfriend! Ha ha...It's Brooke Shell,
my friend, Deb's 4 yr. old
daughter. They live in Florida but happened to be visiting MN
the same time we were so we met up at their hotel for a couple of hours.
Deb, Tracy and Brooke
Almost instantly loved the lake and water.
Finding rocks and shells
Driving the pontoon with Grandpa
Matt and John Petersen (Nephew and Brother-in-Law)
Swimming out at Lincoln Point. Very quick drop off
fun in the waves...it was calm and hot at the cabin.
making sand castles with Dad
Our quaint little cabin. LOVE IT!!!
2 windows - Kitchen, 6 windows - dining area, 12
windows - living room
and 3 bedrooms on the backside
Dad pointing out a couple of loons
Is that a yawn???
playing with Grandpa in the water
Anna and her best friend
Grandpa still being a kid...we are all kids at the
Kris and her nephew, Will, playing baseball with
Ian and John
Uncle John taught Ian how to pitch by lifting his
Ian beat the girls in a game of scrabble.
Helping Grandma Bev in the garden
Fishing in Wisconsin...with a piece of grass...
Reading with Grandpa
Catching fish with Grandpa
Swimming at a public beach near Grandpa and
Sunset at the lake
He always gets tired on the boat...
Bike ride to Dairy Queen
Fishing at the Poudre. No bites
Chris's 9th birthday party at Pizza Hut.
Making goofy faces for the camera at Grammy Pam's
Grammy Pam bought him a cool leather jacket.
One of our first snowfalls
Playing soccer in the back yard
Ian as an alligator for halloween
Went to a Halloween party at Scott and Natascha's with
Halloween night with the Ryden's and Angie as well
Addie was a ladybug this year.
Ian's wooden pet snake that Roy and Vedra brought back
Belize. This is the first pet he named all by himself. His name
Ian's first Christmas recital for MOPS. he was a
He would say, "Mom...Mom...take a picture of me."
He got to hold up the last "S" in "Christmas". An
recited the meaning of each letter of Christmas then they sang
a couple of Christmas songs.
At Dave and Buster's Bar and Grill for one of our
Christmas parties we were invited to. He loved playing Skee Ball
Playing foosball at Scott's house
This is the "Blue 22 Hut Hut" game he's playing with
Notice the cheerleader in the bottom of the photo?
Went a few days without a nap...he was watching a
I think it all caught up with him.
Going out to get our Christmas tree. Missed the
deadline to get a permit
for Red Feather so we went to a tree farm in Greeley.
Waiting for the tractor to come back and pick us up.
Ian helping to carry the tree to the car.
Dad and Ian putting on the Christmas lights!
Ian helped to decorate the tree. He did a great job!
Our tree for 2006
Just some fun photos of Ian taken on December 19th
during the blizzard.
We ended up with about 25" of snow when all was said