Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fathers Day 2009

James called all the shots today and we had a bunch of fun!

We started off by giving him his gift, a Laptop Lunchbox.  He takes his lunch to work most days, and usually it’s leftovers from dinner.  I am hoping this box will be a great solution to packing things as we clean up from dinner and will keep my precious glass Anchor containers from disappearing.  We shall see…..

Anywho, after that we quickly all got dressed and we fed the kids a little pre-breakfast before heading to Cracker Barrel.  The thing about going to Cracker Barrel is we don’t have one anywhere near us.   The closest one is a 40 minute drive away.  Thus the pre-breakfast.  And of course once we arrived they had a 45 minute wait.  So we shopped (I got some great little car toy type stuff for our drive to Chicago), and then we finally sat down to a delicious country breakfast.

From Cracker Barrel we drove to Boulder, specifically to Eldorado Canyon State Park.  Although I lived near Boulder when I first moved to Colorado I had never been there, neither had James.  It’s a beautiful park with South Boulder Creek running through it.   We hiked a bit and I got some great pictures.

Daddy and his kiddos.


Can you find the climbers?


Gracie posing for shots.


Lookin’ cute as always!


Drinking from one of those wax bottle shaped candy juice things.  She got a pack at Cracker Barrel.  She called them her beer and she told us that whenever she is hiking she is going to drink beer instead of water because it’s better.  We told her that if she ever tells us she’s going hiking when she’s a teenager we’re telling her no.  She didn’t get it…..


Handsome little hiker.


Daddy and the kids on the trail.


The family!


Sibling love, can’t you see it just flowing between them!


The kids and I perched up on a boulder.


Hot guy on a rock.  Oh yeah!!!


Oops, did I say that out loud?  Don’t let James know.

Anyway…..after our hike we threw rocks in the creek for awhile and then headed back to our neck of the woods.  We grabbed a very late lunch at a new Indian Bowl place.  It was ok, but not great.  Then we headed to the theater to see Up.  What a wonderful movie.  It was so sweet and so sad yet so happy.  I don’t know how to explain it, but we all really liked it.

Then home again home again.

So I think it’s safe to say Fathers Day 2009 was a smashing success.  James darlin’ thanks for being the wonderful husband and father that you are.  I love you so much, and them some more!

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