Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Dog Day Afternoon

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Yesterday afternoon we hit the Cherry Creek State Park dog run area. 

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This is what Maggie looks like pre-creek activities.  She was clean and basically smelled ok.  Like a dog, but ok.

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Then we found water.

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We actually found a lot of water.  The creek is still running very high from the late snow and now all the rain we’ve had and parts of the path were flooded.  It made for lots of fun though!!

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See, here’s part of the path completely underwater!

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The kids surveyed the situation for awhile.  Then they came up with a plan.

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“Let’s just play”  they said.  Because, after all, that is what they do best!

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So they found a ball for Maggie to chase and played fetch for awhile.

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And amazingly Maggie played along!  It seems our non-retrieving retriever has decided that retrieving can be fun.   Maybe she decided that now that she’s 5 she’ll finally start acting like a Lab.

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Ian pretended he was shooting bad guys from Star Wars.

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Then both kids decided to fish. 

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We all tried to stay out of Maggies way.

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She acted like she had no idea what we were reacting to.

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Then the kids built a campfire,

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fished some more,

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and acted like monkeys.

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I took in the view and was very thankful for the gorgeous day.

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On the way back to the car the kids chased their invisible pet chihuahuas,

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and interviewed each other about their lives.

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That was very entertaining as you can imagine.

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Then again, with goofs like this around, it’s the rare day that isn’t entertaining!!!

1 comment:

April Showers said...

Those are some great shots of the kids. Looks like you guys had a great time!