Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fiona's Birthday Picnic!

 Poor Fiona - not only is she loosing me as her coworker but she is without a new cohort for another week or so.  She planned a picnic to Lair O' the Bear on her actual birthday and we agreed to meet at the picnic area.  We fly out tonight for our much anticipated summer trip home to Michigan!  Fiona is going to watch Droste for us while we're gone.  We'll be gone for 10 days, and Grammy is worried she's going to miss all of us packed in the mini-van and headed to Morrison.  It was a beautiful day, Fiona over "sold" the outing and had to bring 2 buses and some extra staff.  We served 22 residents, 4 employees, 1 former employee and her mom and 2 children!  The Safeway 50 piece fried chicken pack did the job and fed us all.

 We call this a Lillian Sandwich.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Nature & Science Museum

This place never let's us down!  We love it here, today we didn't have school, I didn't have work on my brain and we were able to come on a weekday so it was much less crowded than our usual weekend visit.  It was delightful.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Last Day at Lowry - on the Payroll!

Today was my last day as an employee at the Village at Lowry.  I'm so glad we had my farewell party a couple of weeks ago and that I stayed to work a couple of days the last 2 weeks.  I feel like I've said my goodbyes.  I was able to work today, (and I'm using the word work very loosely), help Fiona out until her assistant can start and, when quitting time came, I walked out the door and never shed a tear.  I'm ready to be a stay at home mom and focus on the Colorado Kerschen's 100%.  Summer fun here we come!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Double Header Birthday Parties

It was a double party kind of day.  First, we took the kids to the Butterfly Pavilion for Reni's 5th birthday, then we hustled into the van and raced down Wadsworth to Skate City for Grant's 5th birthday party.  Joseph had a great time with his buddies, Lillian learned that Roller Skating is challenging, but fun and Grammy and I are exhausted!  But we can't complain, because while we were learning miscellaneous facts about various bugs, lacing roller skates, encouraging kids to get out there and try again and escorting some slippery feet to the bathroom; Daddy and Opa were home building the kids a backyard fort. What a surprise they came home to!

 "The Bug Master"

Holding  Rosie again!

 Joseph was happy using his roller skates on the carpet where it wasn't as slippery.  Lillian on the otherhand, had to give it a try.  Roller skating was harder than she imagined, but she worked hard and was really getting the hang of it by the end of the party.  She even joined the "Hokey Pokey" and didn't land on her bum!

 That's one good lookin' fort!  It's going to be a great summer!
And with daddy's wood pile cleared out of the way, it's time to get the vegetable garden planted.  The kids eagerly helped me prep the soil and helped choose what seeds we'll plant. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

End of Year Girl Scout's Party

Lillian's friend Charlotte hosted an end of the year party for the 10 Girl Scouts.  Charlotte has a great backyard, and the kids enjoyed playing and running all over.  

Friday, June 2, 2017

Children's Museum Fundraiser

For the 2nd year in a row, Mike and I had an incredible night out at the Children's Museum.  Nice to get "fancy" and enjoy the company of other adults.  We recognized quite a few couples that we mingled with last year, ate yummy food and drank "free" cocktails.  Our babysitter cancelled at the last minute, so we called on our 12 year old neighbor Rachel, she was thrilled to have the opportunity, and did a fantastic job.  The kids had so much fun with her!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bye - Bye Gray!

No I'm not coloring my hair (nor do I need to yet!), but....we are getting the house painted!
The end result picture will be shared soon...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

"Hands Dirty, Feet Wet"

With a catchy title like that, we just had to come check out the outdoor playdate at Majestic View.
Graceyn's brother is still in school this week and her summer-care hasn't started yet, so we have an extra play companion today.  

 After Majestic View we enjoyed a picnic lunch and some water fun at the Splash Park.  Then we came home to make a craft with our names - little caterpillars!  Pretty fun start to the summer!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Boulder Creek Festival

Grammy and Opa and I took the kids to Boulder today for the Boulder Creek Festival.  They had great interactive booths and exhibits, hoping you'll sign your kids up for karate or jousting at their facility of course.  We had a great time trying out various sports and events.  We also ponied up a few dollars for the kids to do some bouncy slides, etc.  Jak blew our mind with his "American Ninja Warrior" moves.  He lept from one squishy ball to the next with ease - and never fell off!  Lillian impressed us with her dart throwing skills by successfully popping multiple balloons with darts.  Overall, it was a good day, but festivals like that can get expensive fast!  I'm going to have to be careful, not working and taking the kids out and about can get costly!