Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hooray for Ouray

Really and truly I love Ouray. It's a beautiful place. On Saturday after we old people were done with all of our early-morning exercising, we were off to Ouray.

We spent a couple hours hiking in the mountains. It was pretty. And pretty scary, too. Not a hike for little children. Amazingly, there wasn't much complaining from the kids - once from Jonas (a true miracle) a fit from Miles, and some moans from Emmy. That was it. But it was a quite steep climb at times with a couple hundred feet drop-off cliff following along side us for a bit. Won't do that again. But still had a good time.

We then went into town and hung out at the park and discovered that right next to the park and the hot-springs pools there is this really cool pond filled with huge and not-so-huge fish and turtles. I loved this place. So neat.

I'm glad we did NOT check the weather before we left. Had we of we maybe would have decided against going out since there were passing thunderstorms and rain. But we survived the rain and thunder and especially enjoyed the cool-down it gave the town.

The kids eating lunch on the trail.

Jonas eating his lunch - happily.

Emmy being. . . herself.

Finally, a cute picture of Miles. Hard to come by. (not because he isn't cute. but because he just can't do a natural smile for the camera.)

We asked the boys to take a picture of us. Not bad.

Miles was really excited about this clock. Can't ya tell?

The kids all looking for the fish.

My favorite: the turtles!

Miles wanted his picture taken by these buildings. In the 4 or so pictures we have of him in the buildings, Emmy was in every one. :) She is never too far from what her brothers are doing.


erinmalia said...

did they really cut off ben's head like that? awesome.

i love looking at pics of your kids because it shows me all the things i have to be excited for! you know, like rhett being able to hold his own pb&j AND feed it to himself!

Montrose Lewises said...

Ha! I love the picture w/o Ben's head, too!
And funny, that same title crossed my mind... Ouray's inspiring like that :D Except I would have spelled the title CORRECTLY bahahaha ;)
The kids are probably distracted enough by hiking to cut whining down... SO NICE. Outside was/is always the solution for Adaiah when nothing else is :D

i {heart} hawkes said...

love the pic of you and ben, or rather you and ben's torso. the hiking trail looks heavenly and so do your kids.

emily said...

ha, my bad on the spelling. :) i must have had a repulsion for extra o's as i had to fix another spot where 2 o's were needed.

yes, they really did cut ben's head off like that. he's just so tall.

Mindy said...

Your kids are just so adorable! They look like they are just so sweet and cute all the time.

Brad and Lezlee Strong said...

So fun! I also love the picture of the two of you together! I laughed out loud! Ouray looks amazing! Love that place!

courtney said...

again, i'm jealous. ouray is pretty fabulous - - looks like you had a great time!

ps - you are welcome for the email. send any questions my way! i'm a wealth of knowledge. or at least my mom is!

Niederfam said...

I love the kids photo, at least you are in it right??? he he ........FUN times.......What a LOVELY summer.

Nicole said...

Ha ha! Love the picture of you two :)