Thursday, October 29, 2015

A Summer Trip to Colorado

 At the end of June and beginning of July I took the boys by myself to go and visit their Colorado family.  Nathan had a three day stage bike race in St. George, so I took the opportunity.  Each day we were able to an activity.  Some of the likes I did with my parents growing up:

We went to Arapaho Park horse track.   We got to see horse racing up close.  It was very exciting.
Boompa and the boys watching the horses and jockeys. 

The race is on!

This unusual sight at Grammies and Boompa's house

The boys, Grammies, and I all had a sleepover at Grandma Kitty's
And these two tackled their Grammies

This little blue eyed cutie

This game has been at Grandma Kitty's home since my  mom was young, 
and now my boys got to play it too.

Jonathan and Grandma Kitty

The next day we had a picnic at Bellevue Park, 
and this little stream was perfect to cool off in this hot day.

Yum, rocks

Jonathan and Mommy

We went to Bellevue park two days actually, because there is so much to do!
There's a little train ride that was enjoyed by all.  
And otterpops for the hot day:)

Jack and Mommy on a train ride.

And a little petting zoo.  These two were learning how to milk a cow.

After Bellevue Park we had dinner with the Colman's.

Grandpa Colman and Jonathan
And then while eating an ice cream sandwich...
...James lost his first tooth!  

How is my baby growing up?

We visited with Ray, our neighbor who restores old cars.
One he is currently working one looks like Mater from Disney's Cars.


Finally my bestie from HS also just happened to be in Englewood that weekend as well.  I was NOT going to NOT see her.  We caught up at Chili's (very appropriate!).  She is so beautiful inside and out, I wished we lived closer together.  

Another day we headed to Stern Park.  There we saw  a dad and son catching crawdads with a piece of chicken on a string.  Now our boys can't wait to go back to do that.

Stopping at Cinnamon's old barn.  
Meeting the new horse that is in her old stall.
She will be missed, but she is the oldest horse I've heard of.

Finally, on our last night we had dinner with Uncle Kyle and Aunt Carol.
Their neighbor makes these neat swords out of PVC pipe and pool noodles.
He was so kind to make them for our boys,
and they proceeded to fight in between throwing the ball to the labs :)
Uncle Kyle and Jackman Kyle 
Ellie is such a patient dog

Grandma gave James (all the boys really) a book about
WWII, and I caught this tender moment of teaching.

Pictures before we left:

Jack and Grandma Kitty

Grandma Kitty and her great-grand boys

Grammies, James, and Grandma Kitty

A lot was packed into a few days.  Not pictured was church, and dinner with the Thorpe family on Sunday evening. I have needed a rest ever since this trip :)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Random June

Here are the random happenings from June:

The house next door started taking shape,
 we met the neighbors and are so excited for them to move in!!!

The boys liked watching the big machines! 

Making mud pies :)

A  "House of Six Girls" roommate reunion!  We missed DeAnna and Melissa.
I loved living with these ladies, we met up at a splash pad so Victoria's little boy and my boys could play.  It was a lot of fun!

James, Jack, and Victoria's little one taking a break for snacks at 
a Daybreak splash pad.

Lilah, Daisy, Kristie,and Tom came up and spent the night.
My boys LOVE playing with those cute girls.
I got to go on a run with Kristie and we had a great time talking and playing with the 
McConnons.  Love you guys.
Utilized the sandbox

Cutie Lilah

All in the sandbox now...

...and the water table.

Best little friends, and cousins!

Kristie and Daisy, she is a great mommy, love you always

Sunday, October 18, 2015

June...Part 1

So, this summer got away from me, and then the beginning of school and all that entails also got away, and very busy.  Here is the first trip in June in a post:

We got to go visit Richard and Rachelle in Los Angeles before they moved.  We went to tidal pools and played at the beach one day.  It was actually cooler, misty, and rained lightly, but it was still very fun.

Playing in sand is Kayla and Jonathan

A sea slug

We found a little cave, and a wave caught us!  Boy is that water cold!

Nap on the beach

Cute cousins
Mommy and Jonathan

Sunday Shenanigans: 
Kayla and Jack

We visited the LA Temple Visitor's Center after church.

LoVe them!

Like how Jonathan is toppled over asleep?  

Jack was happy...until we pulled out the camera 

Richard found his mission tag that he donated to the display at the LA Temple!
Cousin movie time

Rocking out Jack. 

On the way there and back we got to stop and see the Garr's!  
We were grateful we could visit if just for a little bit.