I was making dinner the other night and looked out the window to check on the kids. The picture below is what I found. The memory of them all tangled up talking and laughing is one I hope never gets erased.
As is becoming tradition, either Niles or I run the Labor Day American Trails 1/2 marathon in Colorado Springs. This year was Niles turn. Unfortunately, Kara got sick and wasn't able to run it with him. He did a great job solo. In true Niles/Brecken fashion I dropped him off at the starting gate right as the announcer was counting down 10, 9, 8,....1! He did a great job minus having anytime to warm up for a 13 mile run!
Coming around the last turn. Coming into the finish. His personal cheering section...lucky guy!
Every year, this week is a whirlwind. The twins birthday on the 9th, Niles on the 10th and mine on the 14th. If I had been given any choice in the matter (obviously not!), we'd have them a bit more spread apart....for sanity's sake. The twins had a birthday party at this new park by our house. They all made clown cupcakes (another blog post altogether) and we attempted a water balloon toss. (a complete disaster, but luckily they are too young to know that!) The kids had a great time and I'm just relieved I only do this once a year! All in all, it was a fun week filled with family, friends and lots and LOTS of cake!
Last week I took my kiddos to this fun waterpark, Pirates Cove, with two friends from college. We all had so much fun with our kids on the lazy river, in the sand and pool. We even got the kids to go down the big, scary slides. It was so much fun and I can't wait to take them to Water World next summer for some really "big, scary slides"! Thanks Shauna and Megan for such a fun day!
Today my little munchkins turned 5 years old. It has been 5 years full of good times with these two! I was looking at pictures of them when they were babies and it never stops amazing me how much they've grown and changed. They are turning into such great little people. We are so fortunate to call them ours. Happy Birthday Lovey and Soren!
A few weekends ago we went up to our friends, Justin and Shelly's, family cabin. We had a great time visiting with everyone. We went on a super fun 4-wheeling excursion that left a majority of us covered in mud.....the guys of course had to go multiple times thru the worst parts(just for fun). It was beautiful up in the mountains, we had a great time.....can't wait to go up again.
Jocelyn, Cami and I before we got muddy. Niles and I mid excursion. Our hosts. Everyone on the way out. Cami, me and Shelly. all the guys figuring out how to get the Bills out of their unfortunate situation. I promise there's a moose in the picture....just squint real hard.