Sunday, July 29, 2012

July ~ more Summer fun.

 My cheesy grin girl.
 Sneaky girl.... Caught playing in the mud.
 YAY! Olympic time.

 Oh Claire! Our little Dare devil. She is always climbing and trying to scare me to death.

 Rainbow falls. I can't believe this was our first time there in  the 5 years that we have lived here. A fun, quick little jaunt up in Manitou Springs.
 Grandma visits too!

 Lots of crazy graffiti.


We have had some crazy large veggies this year. That carrot is one example.  Oh and yes its a yellow carrot. We have purple and white too.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Summer fun June/July 2012

 At the Zoo, we got to see the brand new baby Giraffe. Then came home and later had fresh carrots from our garden. Check out the size of that yellow one that Jack is holding!

My girls on July 4th.
 Picnicking with Dana and kids near Seven Falls. I love this picnic spot.
 My Ellie.

Awe .. a friendship in the making.

Awe ... Claire so sweet hugging her friend, Nora. And then: "here try this" "no really it's good". I can already see the trouble we'll have with this one.

We actually rode the sky ride during this recent zoo trip in June.  Such great views of our city.
 You go girl!
 Claire, cheesy grin and all... with the great view behind her.
 I love this pic of my little one.
 Ahhhh.... fierce.
 Our three.
 Ethan and Elie got tasked with work while we visited the reptile house. They got to help clean out the frog tank.
 You could still spot the Waldo Canyon Fires.
 All tuckered out!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Hiking and Camping Summer 2012

This was an evening in early June... a beautiful sunset and view of our home.

Above,  the kids goofing off with their buddies that have now moved to TN. Sniff Sniff..
Camping at Monarch Park near Salida.

 A night out at Phantom Canyon with cousin Bobby and our good buddy Derek who was passing through town. Great food, Great Friends.
 Claire's first time fishing. She loved it.

 Collin and Ethan fishing (or not fishing) at Monarch  Park Campground.

 Ellie , so excited to catch her first fish. And Ethan taking care of the fish for her.
 Above, a hike up to Palmer Lake's Reseviors.
 The kids playing in the stream in Manitou Springs.
 The hammock in our backyard . One of our favorite places in the whole world!
 Strawberry harvest time.

Dad and me... and Claire. 

 Here we are . The top of Pike's Peak. What a great train ride.