Annika did her annual swimming lessons at the local hot springs pool. It was fun as always. I tried to get a good photo or video of her, but it was pretty tricky. I did get a photo of the most beautiful day after lessons when the kids were playing at park behind the pool.
Sigh…Heaven, right here.
The hot springs also has a turtle and fish pond and you can feed the critters. We were feeding them when we noticed one rogue turtle heading for the exit. As we walked over to see him, he turned and “ran” towards the pond, doing a dramatic belly flop with a large splash! We got it all on video, but I need to figure out how to upload videos on here so I can share!
Ew! We saw this hairy, bug covered dude at the local state park where we had gathered for a kids birthday party. Let’s just say we scared him far away from the party.
Every year, my sister-in-law and I swap kids. One year, she has my girls, I have her boys and so forth. This year it was just that way. Boys year for me=easy! Unfortunately, Ammon had to be out of town for all but one evening that the boys were here. He made the most of that one night though…
Posing with Rocky
Uncle Ammon is the candy man!
And crazy rides on the four-wheeler
We had to attend the fun annual old-fashioned fourth of July parade in Ouray:
They got a little wet and gathered lots of candy! So fun. For the first time in our time here, we actually went to see the fireworks.
Annabell was happy
Kevin telling “Santa” what he wanted for Christmas
We checked out a new frozen yogurt bar in Montrose
We spent hours doing a puzzle
Guess who was cheating and got caught!
Wearing Dad’s pants on the night they slept in the treehouse…Well, let’s be honest, they didn’t last very long out there…but they tried it again later and actually stayed out all night!
Watching “Inside Out” (I loved it!)
Went dog riding….Poor Rocky! And did a little s’more roasting and firecracker-ing!
We had so much fun and the time flew by! I loved getting to visit with my nephews, plus the boys got along so well the whole time that I marked about 10 things off my to-do list!
The kids and I went hiking on a short trail to section of river where the water had carved out the rocks into small bathtub-like features…at least, supposedly. I didn’t feel like it fulfilled the imaginations in my head, but we had fun anyways…
In awe of the river!
Kevin found this heart rock and thought it was pretty nifty. We came home with a lot of rocks…
What a fun day!
We were sad and excited to get to take Haylee back for a few days…this time, her Dad was injured =( Tasha was super stoked to have a little sister to take care of that actually wanted to be taken care of!
Haylee loves Kevin and told her Mom and Dad that she’s going to marry him. We’re ok with an arranged marriage ;0
Natasha turned 11 on June 22nd. E.L.E.V.E.N. Like 6th grade, almost teenager, that sort of thing. Ack! Ick! Help!!!!
She had puffy oven pancakes with berries and bacon…in bed, of course!
We were taking care of our little friend, Haylee after her Mom’s tubing accident. Haylee is like part of the family, so it was fun to have her around for Tasha’s birthday!
Tasha requested dinner out at Denny’s and she was thrilled with her free sundae! Yum!
Tasha had just a few friends for her actual party…her two besties were out of state, but she had a good time nonetheless…She requested no presents, but either $$ or goods for our local animal shelter.
Her doggie and kitty cupcakes
We played some silly games like unwrap the gift, name the baby animal and more. It was a little subdued for some reason this year, but they still had fun.
Make a wish!