Thursday, December 23, 2010

The rat in the hat

My camera broke in October and I have been using a loaner ever since.  It's not as good as my big camera but it does have one advantage: it takes videos.  Here's one from yesterday.
December 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Still my favorite

The boys and I are working on Christmas pictures today, but no matter how hard we try I don't think we'll be able to top this one.
December 2000

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mr. Bubble

December 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Darcy at the dog park

I paid ten dollars for this internet connection so I'm determined to get my money's worth.  
Otherwise there is no point to these pictures except I thought they were cute.
November 2010

More pictures from Copper Mountain

Apparently spending a day on the slopes is quite exhausting.  These are the Buxton men in their post slopes stupor.
Or maybe it's a post Martinellis stupor?  Both kids were hitting the bottle pretty hard last night...
They weren't very peppy this morning either.
Poor James.  I think he's broken!
We sent Seth off to the slopes by himself while the kids and I walked around the Village.
 James and a really big chair.
 James and I.
 Ryan and I.
Just James.
 Ryan and a big snowball.
December 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Darcy Skyler Mona Buxton

 Darcy has been a member of our family for almost two months so I guess it's time to properly introduce her.  This is Darcy Skyler Mona Buxton.  She was found on a road in Alamosa and was transferred from there to the Dumb Friends League in Denver. 
 These first few pictures were taken at the Dumb Friends League the day we met her.
We knew she was the right one when she laughed at all Seth's funny faces!
Darcy at home.  When we first got her she was 18 pounds and the tips of her ears were floppy.
Now she is almost thirty pounds and her ears stand straight up!
Two red heads on the bed.
 Everyone loves Darcy...
even Maggie!
October, November and December 2010

Copper Mountain!

This has not been my favorite year ever, but at least it seems to be ending on a high note.  This weekend we lucked into a free two night stay at the Tucker Mountain Lodge in Copper Mountain, Colorado.
Our condo is on the second floor.  This is the view from the balcony.
We are right in the Village.  It is a very short walk from our door to the lifts.
Here are the Buxton men hanging out in the kitchen before hitting the slopes.
Ryan says he could live here full time.
James surprised me by bringing (and doing) some homework.  Psst!  James, that's not due until January 3!
After a morning on the slopes, James warmed up in a blanket...
while Ryan checked his email.
December 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Maggie and Basil

Basil is the last surviving Spice Girl... and sometimes it's a wonder that she's managed to last this long.
Poor Maggie.  She really is the sweetest and most tolerant dog in the world.
December 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Today we said goodbye to the best rat a boy could ever have.  Rest in peace, Cinnamon.  You will be missed.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Spirit Day

Fridays are Spirit Days at Highline.  Today James showed his school spirit by sporting a crazy hair do.
Ryan wore his brand new fifth grade class shirt.  The front says: You need knowledge to get to College.
And here's a look at the back.
October 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010


I took these pictures of Seth and James last night while they were watching Mythbusters.
Don't they look like two peas in a pod?
September 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Hard at work

There's no doubt about it...
third graders have a lot of homework!
September 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sick as a dog...

and also sick with a dog!September 2020

Friday, September 3, 2010

Rat literature

I wonder if Ryan and James' teachers are tired of reading about rats...

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