Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pumpkin Patch (again) with our friends!

We have a great, little pumpkin patch just a few minutes from our house.  There is a lot of fun activities for the kids.  We took our friends, Megan, Rory and Abby with us this time!

Silly girls...Maylee Grace and Rory


Colorado or BUST.

We took some much needed time away from life, church and busyness to enjoy some family time in Colorado.  We stayed at a beautiful camp just north of Colorado Springs called Ponderosa Retreat Center.  We were provided a cabin free of charge for our family to relax.

While in Colorado we did several fun things.  

USA Olympic Training Center
 Dream big buddy!

 Peering in at the Olympic Training pool.  
We ran into the Notre Dame swimming team getting ready to practice.  
I tried to get Payton to take a picture with them, but he was too embarrassed,
This picture is solely for use of any news stations telling Payton's story when he becomes an Olympic swimmer some day. 

Garden of the Gods

 Thank you to the nice lady for allowing me to be in a couple of pictures. 

 We saw a Western Scrub Jay Bird.  It was a beautiful, blue bird.  (Don't let me fool you with my bird knowledge.  I read it on a park sign and then found the name again on the GOG website.)  We tore up some bread and it would fly down out of the tree and pick it up and fly back up to eat it.
 Enjoying a picnic lunch

Peterson Air Force Museum


Playing at the park
EZ loves the slides and swings at the park.
Who am I kidding...he likes everything.

Maylee had a final day of gymnastics performance.
Each girl did a routine for the parents.

Then there's this.....
A most adorable cowboy
If you knew how tiny his head is, you'd realize what a tiny cowboy hat this was!  
The size said 6-12months.

Swim Meet

Maylee Grace swam in her first swim meet.  She did great!  Payton also did great.  There were enough kids this session that he was able to race against kids his age (7-8) instead of being in the 11 and under races.  He got 4 first places!  He is an animal!  EZ had fun playing in the pool after the meet.