Friday, August 30, 2013

Our Week

It's been a good week for us here at the end of the summer in Colorado. The pool closes this weekend. Boo hoo! But it's been in the 90's all week, rare for us.

We started out the week with a Wizard of Oz sing-a-long at the library. The girls know the story and songs so well now after the play.

There were props to use during different parts of the movie.

They blew bubbles every time Glinda appeared.

On Tuesday we went to free day at the botanic gardens. It was hot. We spent a lot of time at the creek in the Children's Garden.

I couldn't believe there was another dam! They must be big in Colorado. Mia was excited to see it.

Mia takes Marmot in the car with us a lot. Dan gave it to her for her adoption. This time she brought it with her into the gardens. We were stoked to see there was a whole marmot section!

There was a Native American area that the girls really liked.

After the Children's Garden we went into the conservatory.

At the end of the week we had several play dates.

And at home the basement wet bar is being installed...

We hope to do a bunch of stuff this last weekend of summer coming up in Colorado!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Circus Circus Not

Two years ago we took Mia to the big circus that comes to town every year. We didn't go last year because Anna was so frightened of everything new. We planned on going back this year until we heard about this.

Zoppe is an old-fashioned family circus that has been around for 180 years! Since their tent was set up at a park, we picnicked first.

After lunch we went over to the circus where the performers were entertaining the crowd beforehand.

Guess who wants to join the circus!

The seats were cheap, my favorite, and ringside!

The girls were mesmerized the entire time.

This clown pretty much stole the entire show.

We loved everything, except the lack of air conditioning!

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Last Monday we went to Legoland! Since we were staying in a hotel down the street it seemed the obvious thing to do! It's a great place for the girl's ages. But it was a lot more crowded than we expected. I forgot that California schools haven't started yet!

We have lots of navigators!

The fairy tale boat ride was perfect for them because they knew all of them!

More navigating!

Short Stuff was not able to go on a lot of the rides, but I shouldn't complain as she had free admission!

But there are so many parks and other things to do she had a blast!

We'll go back in a few years when they can both enjoy all the rides. And we'll bring our bathing suits to play at the little water parks we didn't know about.

Friday, August 23, 2013


On Sunday we met the older kids for breakfast in Oceanside. We needed a rather large table.

After that we strolled around the town and pier.

We then went back to the hotel and went for a swim and relaxed the rest of the day as on Monday we were headed for Legoland!