Sunday, May 30, 2010

Back To Work.

Time to put up the 2x4s


Then the pickets. Everyone gets to hammer nails.The finished Product.
The Fabulous Gate!
AND DONE!
Thanks Scott and Jen for letting us stay for so long and for all the fun we had!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

...Butterflies, Bugs and Spiders Oh My!

The visit to the Butterfly Pavilion was probable my favorite.
They had a tarantula named Rosey that you could hold. All of the kids did except Savy who wanted nothing to do with it.
Annalyn was obsessed with the cockroaches. They were definitely not my favorite.

The butterfly were the biggest hit. They were every where and so many different kinds. Annalyn would not leave them alone and chased them all over.
The Pavilion had extra stuff going that weekend like a butterfly release for which are kids sat in front. This was much to the speakers chagrin because Matthew is loud and likes to ask A LOT of question...and He did.
They also had a rock climbing wall, a lady bug release, a craft station, a trail mix station, and apparently a bird watching class. We couldn't find Grandpa for a while and were starting to panic that something had happened when he and Scott came out of the class. Thanks for telling us guys. All in all this was a great place to visit.

Friday, May 28, 2010

...Girly Stuff and The Rock Pile

Going to visit the girl cousins means playing dress up! Guess who was in HEAVEN.
Yep, the Boo monkey. She could hardly stand it she was so excited to see all the girl stuff.And look how preeetty!
Later it was off to the Rock Pile to watch the Rockies play the Dodgers.
I think she was less impressed. But it was a good game and we all enjoyed it.

Fun While We Waited....

...We went to the Aquarium Downtown. While we where there they were practicing with their peregrine falcon. It was an awesome bird. While it was training there was other random birds that were dive bombing at it. The keeper said they do that every time the predator bird is out as a defense.
We were excited to get inside and see the fish but first stopped to get pictures in the dive suit.
And the shark's jawbone. I love Matthew's face here.
There was a lot to see and a lot of us to see it. The Toucan, the big Salmon, the Sting-ray that Annalyn was kissing are just a few.
The touch tank was neat. Even Annalyn thought it was fun to touch the starfish.
The boys took turns climbing the palm trees and they all made it to the top. For Nic getting up was easy. The weight of the pulley system was slightly more than he was. It helped pull him up but almost didn't let him down.
Just as we were leaving this keeper brought a python out. Even Annalyn loved that.
videoHad to share this video. These are Piranha.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Memorial Weekend Trip To Denver...

...To build a Fence? Yep, Scott asked us to come over and help him fence his backyard for the girls.
Everyone helped. The boys scattered the pickets and Savy helped get water for the cement.
Nobody got out of the work. Sydney and Annalyn are mixing the "mud". They had a really good time together.
Setting posts and picking up the cement bags.
That totally wiped her out. She was a hard worker.
Now we just wait for the post to set up. So what do we do for the next three days...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Great-Granddad's Poppies

FINALLY!!
I transplanted poppies for great-granddads house about 3 years ago and it has taken them forever to get established enough to bloom. This year they finally did I was so excited!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Boo Baby Turns 1!

Happy Birthday ANNABOO!

I can hardly believe she is a year old already! She has been so much fun. Annalyn is a girly girl. She likes to be a priss, loves getting her toe nails painted, and is shoeaholic. She is the queen to her brothers (which they are always happy to oblige). She is our little princess and very much a Daddy's girl. She has him wrapped around her finger. Annalyn is My little Sweetheart.

Aunt Dee made her birthday cake. It turned out so awesome! The fountain in the middle came off to give Annalyn her own cake. Thanks Dee!!

She got a new baby doll and stroller that she loves to push around. She had fun opening all her presents and puts them all to good use. Especially the shoes.

Matthew was enjoying her presents too! Isn't he Cute (He will Kill Me Later)! Check out the cute princess and her sparkly shoes. She really liked the cake.
I mean REALLY liked it. This picture is so sweet! (thanks Kelli)I am so grateful to have her she is the last piece to our puzzle and so worth it. We are so lucky to have her to brighten our hearts.

WE LOVE YOU ANNALYN!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

FIshing Derby 2010

Yet another fun year at the fishing derby! It never gets old. We always have fun but this year was awesome as soon as we put the lines in the water we were pulling them back in with fish in tow. It was hard to keep up with them, unhooking, re-baiting, casting, then pulling them back in. They were going crazy! We had fun trying to land them and had a lot that got away. Shermie was good at taking care of his own line. There was a three fish limit. He was the last to get all his fish but he also had a bunch get away.
It was a good thing we had Gramie, PopPop and Aunt Nana to help or we would not have been able to keep up with all the fish. Tuffer was the second to get his fish.
Matthew was third to get his three, but I think he caught and lost the most.
Nic was the first and he caught the Biggest fish. He was the fish runner for the rest of them and ran the fish to the weigh in station after his brothers and sister got their three.
Annalyn's first fishing derby and she ate it up. She was not afraid of the fish at all. She did not want to have help reeling them in (even though she needed it). She got every excited as she watched them come in. Another fisher is born. Annalyn was the fourth to get her fish.
Here is our bountiful catch. Annalyn was wiped out from all the fun.
What a fun time!