Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fun School Events

On the 100th day of school the kids dressed like they were 100 years old!!  Ava makes a cute little granny don't you think?!?



School Valentines Party!  Fun snacks, games, and crafts.

 
Giant Ker Plunk Game!!


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fun Times!

Avalyn earned her American Heritage Girls Year of Mercy Badge

 
Date night with Dad

 
Randomly bumped into Ronald!!  Ava was a little unsure.

 
Chuck E never gets old, lol.

 
Leo Love


Half Birthday!  Ava was very excited to take treats to school.  Her birthday falls during summer break.


Crafts


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Colorado - Extra Fun

A few more fun pictures of Colorado

Swimming!


Dancing with the Colorado Chuck E!


Looking for sight words.  She also noticed Football.

 
Hotel Breakfasts


Izzy's Birthday Dinner


 
More games


 
Pedicures


All worn out.  She slept a lot of the drive home.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Colorado - Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Another fun thing we did was the Pikes Peak Cog Railway! The view of Pikes Peak is what inspired the song, "America the Beautiful."  The train took us up to 11,000 feet.  Not quite the peak due to weather conditions.  It was really beautiful, and as we got farther up there was lots of snow.  Ava had fun throwing snowballs at Izzy. 













Monday, February 13, 2017

Colorado - Garden of the Gods

Our visit to Garden of the Gods was extra special because we met up with Avalyns sister Izzy! It was a really fun surprise. I also met up with my best pal Jana! We had a nice time exploring the nature center and walking around the sandstone formations. We had a beautiful view of Pikes Peak as well!













Thursday, February 9, 2017

Colorado - Miramont Castle

We also stopped at Miramont Castle for a tour and high tea. It was interesting to learn about the history and architecture of the castle. Miramont means, "Look at the Mountain."  The castle is 14,000 square feet and has 40 rooms. There are 9 different styles of architecture used. The castle was built along the mountain and "stair steps" up the mountain so the front door is on the 1st level and the back door is on the 4th level. The tour also included the fire fighter museum.





Ava sitting in the Chapel.  This was her favorite room.






We also had tea in the Queens Tea Parlor.  It was so good and we had fun playing with the hats!  It was 4 courses.  A scone, fresh fruit, tea sandwiches, and dessert.