Thursday, June 23, 2016

More Fun! Ziplines!

This place is Mac's

absolute favorite Denver destination.
 He asks to go every

time we're in Denver.

But it was Babycake's first time

and he was SO nervous!
 He stood at the edge,

than he sat at the edge,

then he stood again,

and finally, he went!
And that blurry picture tells it all!
The boys spent the whole afternoon zip lining

and one little by took a great

nap right after!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Fun in Boulder

Today was a day trip

to Boulder.

We wandered down the

Pearl Street Mall,

where the kids climbed

all over the statues

and the teens

checked out the cool shops.

 He begged for an hour

to play in this fountain.

and I finally said yes,

and he wouldn't get wet!
 After lunch,

we headed up the mountain

for a hike,
 and threw rocks into the creek.

 It was too wild to play in the water,

so we found a nice park

where the creek slowed,

and played there!

The water was FREEZING!
But we had fun playing in it anyway.
We saw several groups going down

the creek in tubes,

which looked fun,

but I'd be afraid of hypothermia!

Today was so much fun,

we will be making it

an addition to our usual fun in Colorado sites!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Safety Fair

We took the younger boys

to a Safety Fair while we were here.
 They had so, so many things for the kids to do
 And every single stand we visited had stickers

which this young man happily slapped

on his chest again

and again

until his shirt was COVERED.
 SO he moved on to applying them

to his head.
 The boys climbed all over

 fire trucks,

police cars,



It was so much fun!

And a big thanks to Papa

for the invite!

Monday, June 13, 2016


Sorry about the lack of posting!

We've been on vacation,

and boy did I need one!

I was so glad to see my dad

looking so well.

The last time I was him he was looking

pretty rough,

so it was nice to see

him up and about!

So, vacation pictures,

he we come!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Flat Stanley!

We're hosting a Flat Stanley this week.

 Flat Stanley is a book about a little boy

who gets smashed flat,

and his parents mail him

all over the world on an adventure.
Some moms send their own Stanleys

as an fun way to learn about geography.
Many years ago,

we sent our own Stanleys out

and they traveled the world,

so my kids are really enjoying

hosting one for another child.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Comic Con 2

This was a first convention

for some of the kiddos,

so it was really fun to see how

excited theywere to see

all the crazy, wacky costumes

that others put together!

A certain,

very excited,

little boy made friends with

 Thor wanted to take him home,

 And he's been formally invited to attend

some Star Wars events!

My teens attended

some of the events,

but Hubs, Babycakes and I

just wandered and wandered

while Mr. Charm asked every Spiderman

Deadpool and Jedi for a picture!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Comic Con!

We were presented

with rather a last second

opportunity to attend a comic convention.

It was much to great an opportunity to pass up,

so we dove in!

Comic conventions are rather

like costume parties,

so we scrambled to get some together!

Mimi and I have been working

on her Rey costume for a while

so it was easy to come up with what

she would wear,

but the rest of them?

Last minute scramble!

Here's Mimi's Rey

Princess' TARDIS

Mac's Jedi

Buddy's The Man in Black from Princess Bride

And Babycake's Boba Fett.

These necessitated a mad acramble

through our thuroghly

disorganized storage room!

To be continued....

Monday, May 23, 2016

Zoo Pics

I took my kids

to the zoo

and took exactly zero

pictures of kids

or animals.

Instead, I took pictures

of plants.


this means my new yard 

needs a lot of work!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Field Trip?

Krispy Kreme counts

as educational


We did talk about the process,

so I'm counting it!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


We finally,


found a cello teacher for Mimi.

It's in a nearby town

that I LOVE.

They have a great library,

where Babycakes

and I hang out

while she has her lesson.

He's in love with these


And he lines them up

and makes our family!