Monday, June 23, 2008

The Joys of Camping

We went camping this last weekend.
It was the kids first time ever so we took it fairly easy.
We went to Jellystone of Estes and the kids loved it.
Unfortunately, the adults mattress lost it's screw top and so the air lasted only so long... as in oh... about two hours. I also grabbed the wrong sleeping bag for the adults and we ended up with ONE... yes, you read correctly ONE sleeping bag for the two of us. If the mattress hadn't gone flat then we would of been okay, but nope... we were tired, grumpy, cold and uncomfortable for all of the night... Oh well...

We did get to play Candy Bar Bingo at the campsite and the kids did get to roast marshmallows over hot coals. So it wasn't too much of a wash out. We did end up leaving early though... I mean how many nights can Guy and I sleep on the hard ground... and we were not going to buy a new mattress in the city of Estes Park where they do not have a Walmart/KMart/Target. That was one of my first purchases when we got back though. $29.99 for a Coleman Queen size mattress at Target and this one has a double lock feature to make sure it doesn't leak! Whoo hoo!

Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy:

Ken and Arcadia at our campsite...

Ken on the tire swing... loving it...

One of the picture taking places in the campground.

In the luke warm pool... still too cold for Guy, but I did get in (had to ya know)

Ken trying to warm up in the sun...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Company picnic and face painting...

Today was our first annual company picnic (as that this is the first year that we have had more than just us and one other person in our company). We held it at Elitch Gardens this year... We had a lot of fun.. Food was okay... catered by Elitch's, barbeque sandwiches and hot dogs. The girls got their faces painted.

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Okay... so I'm not really one who likes to rollerblade, I'll be the first to admit it, but since it's a growing trend (especially in our family) then I'm bound and determined to do it...

But first, we must teach the next generation... Ken got his first pair of Rollerblades and we went straight to the park to try them out. He was a little shaky at first (who isn't when balancing on four in line wheels, but I digress), but he seems to have gotten the jist of it.

Ken's a Graduate

Okay... so it's only from Kindergarten, but still..

Here's Ken and his little girlfriend Victoria... Isn't she cute?
And here's his other girl Samantha... :) Starting young... I know

This was his class...

And here's Ken with his "diploma" and what not... His teacher is sitting behind him.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The World through My Son's Eyes

My son received a camera from his Grandma Cindy last Friday... these are pictures that he took (or his friends took). He took around 217 pictures and videos. After I got through with going through them and deleting all the black pictures and pictures of the TV and videos He's now down to 103. Still a lot of those are blurry and hard to tell, so I'm sure I'll go through them more.


The always necessary picture of the finger... (L)
My Dear Daughter acting goofy... (R)

Extreme close ups of my daughter

Various "artistic pieces" from around the house

My Little Girl wearing EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF JEWELRY her Grandma sent her... LOL

The Infamous Artiste himself...