Sunday, August 30, 2009

White Sands Monument!!!

We just returned from 2 1/2 weeks of vacation! We visited New Mexico and Utah. While in New Mexico we went to the white sands monument here are some pictures of the fun!!

It's so beautiful!!!!
Sledding down... Weeeeeeeee!!!!

Conrad caught a lizard!!

Going up!!

Sledding down the sand!

Dorothy found a bug

Preston thought it was a big sand box!!

There is so much white sand! It's amazing!
After White sands we hit the pool to cool off!!!

Hair cut!

I cut my hair and now have "Russian bangs" Last summer all the girls in Russia had bangs like these and Jessica and I were laughing about them. In March Jessica cut some and I of course had to as well (Jessica is my fashion consultant) Conrad said it looks like I got a Russian haircut and then warned Hailey his fiance that she was not allowed to get one!
Here are some shots I took in the car after.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Splish Splash!!!

We decided to take a day off from the pool and hit a water park nearby! The kids had a blast and I got a break from being the 'sea monster!!'

Violet crawling to get a water toy!

Playing in the water!

Having a picnic after playing!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Elich Gardens!!

While Heather was here we also went to Elitch gardens! The kids and I had a blast!

We went to the Bob the builder show!

Preston on the bumper cars!

Preston called this the froggy ride and would say "again" after every ride!

The two squirts!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Garden of the Gods!!

After seven falls hike we decided to visit Garden of the Gods since it was only like 6 miles away!! It was beautiful!!

I love how she puts her sunglasses on her head like me!

Hiking buddies!

Kissing camels!


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Seven Falls = Jello legs!!!

While Heather was here she planned a trip for us to Seven Falls. It was quite a hike (I nearly had a heart attack on the way up several times) but it was BEAUTIFUL!! We had so much fun and we were so glad we went! I highly recommend it to all of you Coloradans!!!
The happy family before the big hike!!

Hiking around!

Enjoying the trails around the falls!

On our way up!!

The girls!

James and his backpack buddy!

(my two handsome boys!!)


Do you see all those stairs?? One word... Jello legs!!!

The hikers!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Candy factory!!

My friend Heather and her husband Brandon came to visit and while they were here we hit up the Hammond candy factory again!! We love this place and cannot get enough of it!!

Never were there two happier kids!

Before the sugar high!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I almost killed him!!!

It all started two years ago when I got a new sewing machine for my birthday... I was so excited. It was a Singer and exactly what I wanted. A few months later, Preston pushed it off the table and broke it! It was repaired for a price but has never worked quite the same. Then came my Bose sound dock I got for mother's day. He pulled the iPod back and forth in the sound dock until it was completly broken. Once again James came to rescue and had it fixed. Then came my van he opened the back hatch into the garage door and "screech" now I have a big scratch on the back of it. My bike was next, then he pulled all the keys off the laptop and so on! Until yesterday, when I was talking to my Mom about our upcomming trip to New Mexico when I heard a loud boom! Frantically running upstairs I hear a little boy crying and see my mother's day present on the floor. My new TV that James got me (because Dorothy had blown out the speakers on the last one) was shattered! All because Preston was performing gymnastics jumping off my dresser when he knocked it down!! My Mom said after I came back on the phone "it's just stuff" and I have thought about that (since I am busy sitting and thinking without my TV) that if Preston had gotten hurt I would not care about the TV but because he was fine I was FURIOUS!!! Oh, well maybe James will come to the rescue again (hint, hint!)
Sometimes I wonder how someone so cute can cause so much trouble!

I am pretty sure you can't fix that!

After seeing this he said "Oh no! TV" and started crying!

I am actually considering this as his new home!!!