Wednesday, September 21, 2016

AUGUST: ONE CHILD BEGINS SCHOOL

 And slowly, so slowly, school started. 
Gibby was the first to go back. He's doing part-day preschool three days a week and that kiddo just loves it. He loves school. He loves his friends. He loves writing letters. He loves his teachers. He loves playing.
 Please note the snarky corgi that literally could not stand to not be included in the picture taking.
 And while Gibby was at school Caderyn devised a business plan.
 And can I just inject here for a moment...
Proud mom moment. This child is now hooked on Harry Potter. 
MOM FOR THE WIN!
We let Caderyn read the first three books this summer and, despite a slow start, he quickly devoured them in probably a month. 
So now it's "Harry Potter" this and "Harry Potter that all the time.
 Caderyn's last few days of summer also ticked by, and we made sure to visit the zoo one more time before school started 
Again, I love that zoo.

After our zoo trip, Caderyn had a friend come over and they worked tirelessly to sell their lemonade.
They worked hard for a solid hour and were happy with the fact that they made $8 each.
 The Sunday after, Jeff and I snuck away for a little day date.
We hiked the Seven Bridges Trail and LOVED it. 
We took the little miss (Lucy) along and you would have thought it was the best day ever. 
She got exercise, she played in the water, she peed on everything. 
You could almost hear her shrieks of excitement bouncing around the canyon.
 And now presenting, "Awkward Shots By Sarah"

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

AUGUST: LAZY DAYS OF SUMMER NEAR AN END

 As we neared the start of the school season, summer seemed stretch her days just for us.
We kept things low key, but fun.
Like taking a trip to the splash fountain.
Proof that I was there.
We played in the water until the storm rolled in. I tell ya, this place gets some crazy storms.
Just sitting under my Spiderman umbrella avoiding the harsh rays of the sun.
A little bit of rainbow after the storm.
I got to go out with a friend to The Rabbit Hole and try some delicious food and drinks. This one was called The White Rabbit and it was served with a flaming marshmallow. 
Caderyn and a friend started a lemonade stand and made $40. Whoa! After that Caderyn wanted to do a lemonade stand every weekend.
The Olympics started and the boys actually liked watching the events. We were glued to our television every night cheering on the athletes.
And, oh those summer nights!
Especially when you can see a storm rolling in off the mountains. 

AUGUST: THE DINOSAUR RESOURCE CENTER

Powering through August, we came up with some adventures to keep the boys entertained.
Since we moved here, Caderyn has been begging to go to the Dinosaur Resource Center. An open Saturday presented itself and so we met some of our friends for a morning of fun.
First things first: Breakfast.
We started off the day at The Donut Mill and my oh my! It was delicious.
They had delicious donies and cinnamon rolls as BIG as our heads!
After sugaring up the little chickens, we headed over to the dinosaur extravaganza.
A word to the wise, it looks a lot bigger on the outside than it is on the inside, but they do still have a lot of great and interactive displays. If you're like Caderyn, and you love all things dino, you could get absorbed there for hours.
 
 After exploring the Dinosaur Resource Center, we headed over to AJ's Woodfired Pizza and fell in LOVE with this pizza. Mmmmm it was so good! The sauce was spectacular. We watched some of the Olympics while we ate and the kids goofed around.
Overall, a great way to kill time in the morning and who better to do it with than friends?!

Monday, September 12, 2016

AUGUST: BACK INTO THE ROUTINE

Even back home, we still had weeks WEEEEEEKS before school started. so we did the best we could to pass the days.
Caderyn used his allowance money to purchase himself a new video game. He was pretty proud.
We had a few lazy summer nights where we found ourselves at different parks and playgrounds after dinner.  
Husband and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. We couldn't get a babysitter, so we took the kids to Culver's and then to see the new Ice Age movie.
 
Both boys had dental check-ups  

 I climbed the Manitou Incline for the first time. And survived.
Whoo boy, let me tell you that thing isn't easy.
 And then of course we got to experience lots of crazy summer weather.
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