Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jazz in the park

Since moving to our new home, we have tried to make Sunday nights at Jazz in City Park as much of a priority as we can.  Its easy to walk to.  We load up both strollers with the boys, chairs, towels, toys and dinner and head out to enjoy the people watching and music.  My dad was able to join us one Sunday and I took this sweet picture of him reading a mine craft book to Adler.  

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bellview Park

The boys and I made our annual summer trek down to Bellview Park.  The past few years we have met the Platt boys there for some water wading and sand digging!  We also rode on the train again, though as I found with Lakeside, Landon is getting a little big for the train.

A small stream winds through this enormous park giving plenty of perfect places for kids to wade and dig in the sandy bottom.  

A picnic lunch is necessary, its a full day event!

Elliott, the Platt's youngest, was able to walk and enjoy the stream this year too!

Isaac, Landon, Jonah and Adler had so much fun in the river and also just running around the grassy park!

Saturday, July 19, 2014


The botanic gardens in Denver is lucky to be showcasing one of the most famous glass artists in the world right now.  Dale Chihuly's work is scattered throughout the beautiful gardens.  The boys and I met some friends one afternoon and wandered around.  The art is so perfectly placed that it almost blends into the flowers and shrubs already there.  

Phoenix and Tino in front of some of Chihuly's work.

One of my closest friends from college (and roommate) worked for Dale for years.   Her stories and experiences have made his work so much more meaninful.  While living in Washington, I often saw his work scattered throughout Seattle (where his studio is), yet it was so fun to see the work in Denver!

 The boys really loved all the art, but I definitely want to go back with them at night when it is all lit up!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Discovery Center

The Museum of Nature and Science just reopened their kids discovery center and it is better than I imagined it could be!  Its very hands on with ball ramps, water systems, blocks to build with, smells to smell, dino bones to dig up and much  much more.  The boys and I spent several hours there one hot afternoon.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mr. Shine

Mr. Shine is a retired teacher who, in the summers, travels from library to library doing silly performances for kids.  He sings, dances, tells stories, acts with puppets and does magic.  Landon and I saw him several times a few years ago, but we finally managed to make it back to see him this summer with Adler.