Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Last Days of Summer

Colorado always has nice days thrown in here and there throughout the fall and winter but I am feeling pretty confident that today was the last day we will have the pool out this year.  It was just about 80 today so we made the most of it.

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After a little pool time the kids dressed up and did a pirate musical for me which was highly entertaining.  Then it was back outside to tire out Molly the pup.  The best way to wear her out (and as luck would have it wear Gracie out too) is to drag around a rope or something for Molly to chase and then run like heck.  Molly loves chasing and tugging and the kids love trying to stay away from her.  Ian didn’t want to play today though, so it was all Gracie.

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And there was a little rollin’ down the hill today too.

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Soon all this lovely green grass will be brown.  Bye bye summer, see ya next year!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Henna Highlights and Hounds

Yesterday while I was looking at hair products and deciding on a hair dye for myself Gracie decided she wanted to color her hair too.  She picked a henna color that looked like it would turn out bright red.  Like clown red.  And maybe it would have been that red if I had left it on for longer or used more heat with it.   But the color it came out is just beautiful, gives us an idea what Gracie would look like if she came out with her daddies hair!

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I know she’s a little squinty in these pictures, the sun was in her face and she wasn’t feeling very patient but it shows the color which I think is beautiful.  She loves it too, she’s such a girly girl at heart.  Heaven help us when she’s old enough to do dye kits herself!!!

And here’s a few pictures of the puppies, because they are cute and don’t get nearly as much attention as the kids!  These pictures were taken during an episode of WWF wrestling doggie edition, which occurs nightly in our living room.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Long Weekend with Auntie April and Uncle Troy

April and Troy were here for a visit the last few days.  We had a really nice time visiting with them!  Saturday evening we hit a park, Sunday we went up Pikes Peak, Monday we went to the Denver Museum of nature and Science and today we had lunch with James and then wandered the mall for awhile before I delivered them to the airport.  We had some pretty weird weather while they were here with things dropping from 85 on Sunday to under 40 and snow while we drove to the museum on Monday.  Hopefully we’ll get to see them again before too long!

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Monday, September 07, 2009

Labor Day Weekend At the Great Sand Dunes

I turned 35 on Saturday and we headed south and west to San Luis Lakes State Park and the Great Sand Dunes National Park.  We had a great weekend and lots of fun with our friends.  When we first got there I was a little unsure about our desert camp ground and how things would work out but it ended up being very nice, although next time I think I will try to stay in the National Park it’s self.

Click here for pictures of our adventure!

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

A new puppy and a sleepy boy!

Here’s some pictures of our new puppy.  Her name is Sweet Colorado Molly, just Molly for short.  She’s a little cutie and we are all loving her a lot!  She came from a wonderful AKC American Cocker Spaniel breeder in Alamosa and I am so glad to have her.  She’s my 3rd cocker spaniel.  The first was our family dog Holly who we had her whole life.  Then came Baylee who I had for one short year before she was tragically hit by a car.  And now here’s Molly.  Here’s hoping for a good long life for this little gal!!!

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And here’s my sleepy boy.  He’s never fallen asleep like this on his little chair, in fact he pretty much never just falls asleep anywhere!  He was quietly sitting there so he could write in his notebook and the next thing I know he’s asleep.   Isn’t he just so cute?

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