Thursday, May 29, 2014

So So Behind - Part two

I always think spring is my favorite time of year until the wind starts blowing, making it pretty miserable if you try to go out and enjoy the warming weather. Then the allergies hit and you sneeze and sniffle and feel like your head is going to float away. Despite all of that I still really enjoy spring and I love when the weather starts warming up and you can spend time outside, you know before summer takes over and it becomes too warm to enjoy as much. Anyway this is what we have been up to during the crazy spring of 2014.

 Tasha invited me and kiddos to go to the Denver Zoo. It was a fun morning, the Zoo is so big you never have time to see everything, meaning there is always something new to see. We went into the snake house on this visit and saw huge snakes. I don't think Alex understood how big the snakes really were especially since we were seeing so many different things, but I knew how big they were and sometimes I was a little freaked. We wanted to watch the elephant show because I guess sometimes it is really cool. On this particular day all we watched was the trainer feeding the elephant and having him lift his front legs once or twice. We also were lucky enough to see the elephant pee all over the island he was standing on. Good times right?

Courtney and I took the kids to the Chatfield Botanic Gardens on the free day that they offered early in the spring. They offer it way early before everything is in bloom so its wasn't very pretty but Alex loved riding in the tractor train and playing on the playground. There were also chickens and ducks and goats and sheep to see and historic buildings. We got to go on a wagon ride through the fields too. It was a fun day and I'm glad Alex enjoyed it. Mckenna slept in the front pack the whole time.

 We had a wonderful Easter. For the last couple of years I have been a slacker and skipped dyeing eggs but this year I decided to be the fun mom and made sure that Alex got to decorate eggs, after learning that I have no idea how to boil eggs, even with help from the internet I still struggled. But we all had a blast, especially Alex. He loved the cool kit that we had that allowed you to do marbled glitter dye on the eggs. When we ran out of boiled eggs we pulled a bunch more eggs out of the fridge and just kept going.

 Mckenna liked watching.
 Alex giving us two thumbs up while hunting Easter eggs.

 My little buddy loved searching for eggs AND eating the candy that was inside.
Baby girl looked so pretty in her beautiful dress from Grandma Alton.
 For some reason the picture keeps rotating when I upload it onto blogger.

When the weather was cold one weekend we finished burning our Christmas tree and roasted hot dogs.

 I love this happy girl!
 Guess who wanted Mckenna to wear his hat??

 These two love each other! I love them!!!!
This is how you can often find my (somewhat) studious husband. He is the greatest dad in the world!

 My baby girl turned three months old! She is growing up way too fast for me. She is such a happy, nice baby and I love the fun and calm that she adds to our little family.

Ok that about covers April, keep an eye out for the updates for May!


  1. I miss all of your cute faces. Come see me soon!!!!!!

  2. That's the same egg kit we used this year. Awsome!! You guys should definitely come to Moab over the 4th of July weekend. Just sayin! =)
    -Brennan and Emma-

    1. We will be in Moab the weekend before the 4th, Andrew's family is getting together for the week of the 4th, but then we will be back sometime after. We'll let you know when we are in town!

  3. Your family is adorable! We are going to be driving through the Denver area sometime in July (I know that is super vague), we'd love to stop by and say hi on our way through.