Snakes on Sunday

imageimageimageSounds like a new Magic Treehouse book, doesn’t it? Sunday was National Trails Day and the town had a couple of great programs at the local trailhead. The first was all about local raptors ( sorry no pictures) and the second and favorite was on snakes. The kids could not get enough of these guys.  They were all corn snakes.


Busy Saturday

IMG_9560IMG_9564IMG_9565IMG_9568IMG_9751IMG_9752Saturday Gavin and I headed off to Touch A Truck. I realized that all too soon he will have outgrown these types of events. Riley and Keith had a Daddy/Daughter fishing morning with her Daisy troop.  She caught her first fish and we had her trout for dinner.

Great Sand Dunes


We were fortunate to be able to kick off our summer vacation with two nights of camping in Great Sand Dunes National Park.  It was our first multiple night camping trip and the first time we’ve ventured more than about an hour and a half away. It was amazing!  I don’t think I can fully articulate how majestic the dunes are in front of a Rocky Mountain backdrop.  This is the perfect time of year for playing in Medano Creek,  a stream created from the snowmelt. The kids even tried some sand dune sledding. We all had a great time and can’t wait to find our next campsite!


The Little Lady and I headed down to Castle Rock for a mommy/daughter sleepover with some amazing friends. It was great to have our special visitors from Tacoma and see these five back together.

Last Day of School

I can’t believe that we are finishing up another school year! Looking forward to some unscheduled time with my loves.

I’ve been toying with the idea of blogging again. I think it would be a fabulous way to document our summer. Anyone out there?

‘Nilly bean

Riley loves to diaper Vanilla Bean (the bear) however has been struggling with the newborn diapers. I modified the pattern from skiptomylou (http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/09/19/how-to-make-a-diaper-for-a-childs-doll/) and whipped this one up during nap. Fingers crossed it will be easier to diaper ‘nilly bean:)