That was the great question posed by moi as Ben and I were enjoying our 22-mile bike ride in Littleton this past weekend. :) It was such a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful ride and I loved every minute of it. Ben and I even stopped at downtown Littleton and went in a couple antique shops and then ate lunch (we went "all out" and even ordered an appetizer - fried pickle chips. Loved.).
We decided to go to Littleton for several reasons: go to the temple (check!), go out on an awesome 10th anniversary celebratory date (check! check!), and, of course, visit Jim and Diana (check! check! check!). We were a tiny bit nervous going out as 1. Lucy had never been put to nap/bed by anyone other than myself or Ben and 2. Lucy had never been away from both Ben and me for more than an hour or two, while awake. But she did super fantastic because she has super fantastic grandparents. Seriously.
After Ben and I got back from our ride and lunch we hung out for about an hour and then headed out to the Butterfly Pavilion with our kiddos. It was a really cool place - except for the actual butterfly place, aiyiyi it was soooo hot and humid in there! :)
We had to head back today as Ben has work tomorrow (He does have every other Monday off - usually - and so we usually try and do our trips on a long 3-day weekend. But it just didn't work out for any other weekend and so we just had a quick trip.). It was short, but a really great and practically perfect weekend in Littleton. If poor Emmy wasn't sick with fevers and such, perhaps it would have been perfect. . .
Ironically, I have tons of pictures but not-a-one of our date. Bummer, but oh well. . .
One of the highlights for the boys was catching squirrels in the backyard. Miles had caught one earlier in the day (it was a catch'n release thing) and Jonas was soooo hoping to have caught one while we were away at the butterfly pavilion. And so luckily he did! He was ecstatic!
Our ride home was fun because we listened to The Tale of Despereaux. Such a wonderful and delightful book!
I've already talked to Ben about going back to Littleton in a month or so. . . and we just might not return to Montrose. . . :)