Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Grandma's Mountains

Today we headed to my grandparent's land in the mountains.

I love taking my kids to this place,

and this visit was extra special.
 Both my grandparents passed away last year,
 and this visit was the first time we'd been up here

 since last year.  It was so fun to see my kids

enjoying playing here with their Nana

just like I used to with my Grandma!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Spalsh Pad

While Mimi was off to camp having fun,

the rest of us were having fun too!
 I want one of these water parks in our little town!
 I think Babycakes could play here every day.
 It has a little "river" that the kids sail their sandals down,
 and sprayers and big rocks for climbing,
and a good time all the kids,

even the biggest kid!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Estes Park Splash

Today Mimi headed to camp.

Her youth group from home is

spending the week in Estes Park,

awesome coincidence!
 This little man insisted that

we couldn't possibly be in the mountains

because mountain have snow.

 Unfortunately for Babycakes, I've seen enough snow

for a while, and am happy to stay

where it's green!

 After a quick tour of town,

we found a stream to soak our toes in:

 A certain little man had a wonderful time

throwing rocks into the water

 and did a little happy dance after every splash:

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Museum Day

I love taking my kids to the museum in Denver!

There's something here for every kid,

so we're all happy to spend a whole day here.

Even thought we live far away,

we still buy a membership here!
 They had a great traveling exhibit that we all wanted to see

about mythical creatures.
 There was fun info about the history and even

science of dragons, unicorns, mermaids

and more.

 I love this picture!

The kids are "shocked" about the dragon,

and Babycakes is just "so what?"
 After this, the big kids went off on their own

and Babycakes and I went to see the dinosaurs.

The ENTIRE walk through the dinos.

Babycakes asked if he could sit on them.


Until we went to the toddler place!
 Mission accomplished!
 I think we could have stayed here aaaaaaallllllllllll day!

We left a little soggy, but happy!
And as we were walking to the exit, he heard that

the big kids had gone to space,

and we were forced to take a detour

to the moon!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Baby Geese

Right next door to Nana's house

is a farm store

with baby chicks!

We wandered over this afternoon

to find that all the chickies were gone!

All they had left was a couple goslings.
 which are also fun to pet.
 As cute as they are
we won't be bringing any of these home either!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ding Dong! On Our Way to Colorado!

Babycakes and I stayed at Nana and Papa's

house in March,

when we were on our way to visit

Babycake's Texas family.

While we were there,

this little man rang the doorbell

about a hundred times

a day.
So many ding-dongs rang through the house

while we were there, that it took

Nana and Papa a bit of time to realize

that the doorbell had rung it's last ding!

So they replaced it,

just in time for another visit

from this little ding-dong!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

and Fun!


This was supposed to be an art project.

It was going to involve paint

and sunshine

and fun!
 it involved water
 and curiosity
 and wet feet

and fun!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Con Artist

Today I was conned

by a certain young man.
 We were waiting for Mimi's ensemble group to finish their practice,

and someone asked if we could take a walk.

Why, of course we can!

And then he walked me straight to the bakery

for a doughnut!

Oh, happy boy!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Burdies ina Park!

Babycakes and Mac found these little guys

all snuggled into the slide at the park.

I must have lifted Babycakes up to peek

at these guys a dozen times,

and he was completely entranced.

And no, big boy, we will not be taking any home with us,

no matter how many times you ask!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Summer Fun with Friends

I love summer!

It's so much more relaxed, and our schedule so much more free!

Our friends met us at the park,

just to let the kids

(and moms)

hang out together.

My kiddos still miss their city friends,

so I'm really hoping we can arrange days like this more often!

 This big lug,

whom I lovingly refer to as my step-son,

and inform his mom that we have shared custody,

is such a big loveable goof!
He and his sibs are heading this way

for the weekend soon,

and I can't wait to have them

back in my house for some fun!

Yea for summer

and yea for friends!