Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lately…

There’s been lots of activity in the Burson household as of late.  I’ve been working a lot, the Fun Bus has been in high demand the last few weekends.   James is deep into his class for this 8 weeks, when this one is over he only has 4 left!!!  My gosh I cannot explain how happy it makes me to know we are in the home stretch.  The kids are doing all their kid stuff, staying busy with our home school group, (Have you checked out my link to my home school blog on the left?  You should you know, there’s even more fun and photos there!), and just being kids!  I finally got their bedroom completed with some blue circles painted on the wall for Ian, making it a true brother and sister room.  We also purged the playroom and readjusted it once again.  It’s my next painting project…….

This past weekend we had a garage sale.  As usual our neighborhood sale was pretty crappy but we gave it the old college try anyway.   There was a little more traffic than last year I guess, but it seems that most people just don’t want to come to sales that are in a townhome neighborhood.  I had to work all day so James managed the sale and Gracie’s lemonade stand.  She wanted to have a stand to try to earn some money for the trip we are going to take to the American Girls store in Chicago.  She ended up making $9.50 which I guess is pretty good for a 5 year old but we are going to have to come up with some other money making schemes for her because with the money she has saved and the money from that stand she’s still about $40 short for a doll.  Selling stuff on Craigslist is next!

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Ian got himself a real bike too, I think it was last weekend.  We actually got it from next to a dumpster.  It is a Columbia and had a tag on it for $79.99.  The tires are like new, hold air just fine, and it even has a hand break.   I don’t know why it was ditched but it sure was a score for us!  Truth be told we got Gracie’s bike out of a dumpster too, the one behind our house.  It’s amazing what good stuff people will trash…..

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Our baby birds hatched!!  All 3 of the eggs hatched and all 3 babies seem to be doing well.  We observe mommy and daddy bird coming to the next multiple times a day with worms in their beaks, it’s really so cute.  The babies are naked and ugly right now and it’s really hilarious to see them all pop up with their mouths open wide when their parents fly into the nest.  It will be really interesting when they start to fly!

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Yesterday I took the kids to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  We got a membership this year and I hope to go a lot this summer so we can enjoy both the museum and the fountain.  Yesterday it was a little cool for running in the water but the museum was great.

Here’s Gracie with the giant dinosaur at the parking garage.  Ian won’t get near this guy but Gracie loves him.

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Our first stop after eating the lunch we brought along was the space stuff.  We actually bumped into some of our friends when we arrived so Gracie hung with them while I went to the tot spot with Ian.  He loves the playroom they have for kids in there, there’s a control board and little jumpsuits and he totally gets into character like some crazy Star Wars pilot.  It’s hilarious.

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Quick costume change because the orange suits have belt buckles which apparently are a must have for 3 year old space men.

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From there we went to look at some of the animal dioramas and the American Indian exhibit which Gracie really loved.  Then to the dinosaurs, a favorite for both the kids.  They actually call DMNS “the dinosaur museum” and we have to go see the bones every time we are there.

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Then we headed outside.  The sun had come out so we walked down to the rose garden behind the museum and then walked to the lake in City Park. 

Gracie smelled some roses.

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Ian came running for a hug.

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And I took this awesome shot.  I LOVE this picture.  You can see the City Park fountain and boat house, the buildings of down town Denver and the snow capped mountains.  So beautiful!

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And that brings us to today.  The kids are a little under the weather, James was sick over the weekend and I think they have what he had.   So we hung out, they watched a lot of the Wiggles on video and I cleaned the house.  All in all a good day.   I hope a good nights sleep will help them feel well enough to hike tomorrow, we are suppose to head to Roxborough with our home school group.

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