Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Day of School

We did it! One day of school down and 15 more years to go! We have all been so excited and anxious about this week. The boys went down to sleep last night pretty easily, but they both ended up in bed with us in the wee hours of the morning. Then, this morning at about 6:00, Jackson tapped me on the shoulder to wake me up, "Mommy! I forgot my carpool number! What is it!?!" I told him it was 39H and he relaxed and went back to sleep for another 30 minutes or so. So I knew that he had probably spent the night with his mind racing about school.

As you can see he woke up in a good mood anyway. He nagged everyone quite a bit this morning because he didn't want to be late. He was ready to go at least 20 minutes before it was time. I could tell he was so excited to just get on with it! As we were walking up to school he told Mat that his heart was beating really fast.

We of course wanted to take lots of pictures and Jackson didn't have very much patience for it. So Mat kept reminding him that he would get a special treat tonight after dinner if he cooperated with the camera. That plan backfired a little bit because every time he said it, Luke would jump into the picture smiling his best smile and scream, "I WANT A TREAT!"

We've already had a couple of opportunities to get to know some of the families from our class. When he got to class Jackson ran up to his friend (the tall blond kid) and said, "Hey we have the same belt!" (I guess he didn't notice the shirt and pants and shoes...haha :-)

Jackson's teacher is so sweet, and she's from East Texas!

After school we went to Chick-Fil-A and had lunch. It was packed, and we saw some friends from both church and school. We couldn't have asked for a better first day.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Headed home

We made a last minute desicion to go home by way of Kansas and Oklahoma. So we have a lot of this ahead of us.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Megan's Turning Two!

While Mat and Steve are hiking Chapin, Chaquita, and Ypsilon today Jenny and I took the kids to town to shop. Megan got a special treat at lunch since it's her b-day. Isn't she precious!?!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Stanley Hotel

Yesterday Mat and I did a ghost tour of The Stanley. This is supposed to be one of the most haunted hotels in the world. It's also the place where Stephen King stayed in the 70's that inspired the book The Shining.

The first pic is the exterior and the second is the door of room 217. If you've read the book you'll remember this room. It was a really fun, spooky tour. REDRUM!!!!!!

Little Explorers

Yesterday the boys took a class to learn how to tell directions and read a map. They followed a map that took them all around the camp finding clues and using mountains and landmarks to tell the direction. Here they are looking at the map, starting to hike to the next clue, and having a spontaneous hugging attack.

Monday, August 3, 2009


My mom and dad took us to one of their favorite restaurants this morning - Meadow Mountain in Allenspark. It was great! We almost couldn't get Luke to leave because he didn't want to stop eating!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Eat your heart out Texans

We made a fire last night.

Oh...and we added another Spiderman to our gang! Ben and Megan and Steve and Jenny arrived from Michigan.

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