When we can't find B, he has usually climbed up on LTs bed, shut the big guys door and is turning their lights on and off.
Monday, July 10, 2017
The boys had their last regular swim meet last Friday. It was a hot one so we played lots of games in the tent.
The Stapleton pool has 8 lanes. They had 10 kids in the 9-10 boys 100 IM, but one didn't show up, leaving LT to swim his alone in this giant pool! He did really well and I would have been intimidated, but he had no issues with it.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
He was busy reading when I took this video, but it still shows "Do it Again!"
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The yard should be done this Friday! The concrete slabs and walkways are all in. New stairs and pergula are finished, and the lighting is in.
Most of the brickwork is finished in the front and back and the planters are in.
And the first two new trees have been planted. Today they are taking out the back stairs and railing and filling that all in.
Monday, June 26, 2017
B gets dragged around a lot, but he sure loves being dragged to the pool. He makes himself at home there. We spend most Wednesday evenings having dinner at the pool and last week was no exception.
And just a funny story so we don't forget. Our family was eating burgers for dinner. B didn't seem interested so we thought he just wasn't hungry. As I've said, he's pretty comfortable running around the pool so as long as we know he's away from the actual water, we let him wander. Before long, we noticed that he had an entire piece of pizza he was eating. Apparently he'd climbed up to some other family's table and helped himself, they were laughing. He ate that entire piece and ran off to play. Again, we checked on him and he has a big chunk of red juicy something in his hand. I assumed it was watermelon, but slowly realized that no one (including us) was eating watermelon. He'd found a sandy piece of dropped otter pop, licked the sand off, and was eating it. Minutes later, we couldn't find him. I began walking around the grounds and saw on the bleachers a row of teenage boys eating pizza. B was smack in the middle eating anything they put down. He knows how to get his needs met at least.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Yesterday, LT, a friend of mine and her son set out to do Bear Peak. I was honestly questioning the reviews that this was "steep, challenging, long" etc. It was in Boulder after all, how hard could it be? We left Denver at 7 and returned at 4 PM. We took few breaks despite the incredibly hot weather and the challenging terrain. It was long, hot, beautiful, steep, challenging and a huge accomplishment for these two boys and for us!
Friday, June 9, 2017
When we signed a contract to have our yard redone in March, they said they would start June 5. Neither Brian nor I really believed it would start on time. Friday June 2nd, they came and surveyed the yard and said they had to finish a few things on the 5th at another project and would start June 6. And they did! They demo'd the yard quickly. It has been so fascinating to watch how its all done. Brian and I are in awe by their tireless efforts for hours upon hours in the sweltering heat. Its truly incredible. All 3 kids spend lots of time pinned to the windows watching the work.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
The boys school has a fundraising auction each year where each family has to donate something to be sold. This year we donated two "buy a shares". Basically you donate a party and then sell each individual party slot to a child (or adult if its an adult one) and then that child (or adult) can go to the party. For A's class, a friend and I donated a 2 hour 1st grade boy's swim party. 6 little guys bought it at the auction and so yesterday we held the party.
They swam a little, played a little on the playground and then ate some pizza. I also donated a 3,4, 5 swim party for LTs class which is next week.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017
A few weeks ago I ran the Colfax half marathon. The day prior was rainy and snowy and I wasn't sure I was going to muster the energy to run the race alone. But I woke up and it was sunny and warm and I decided to run it. And I got a PR! They send these pictures out with free downloads so I thought I would put them here. The course is so fun, you run through the zoo, down through Park Hill to Aurora, through the first fire station in Aurora, a few miles on Colfax (not a highlight, or even remotely decent part of Colfax), back to Park Hill and ends in City Park.