So I post lots of pictures often. But this is going to be LOTS.
We went to Littleton for the weekend - a long weekend for us. We got to leave early Friday morning - 7:30 - and came home Monday night.
When we arrived on Friday we played around in the backyard (frisbee, kick-soccer. . .) while Lucy took a nap. After we got her up we headed over to Chatfield Reservoir. It was a blast and the kids absolutely loved every minute of it. It was truly so fun just watching them:
We all had a great, great time!
Friday night Ben and I went out on a date - oh so fun. We played tennis for a bit (I lost 6-3). Then went to Cafe de France and enjoyed some crepes. Then I dragged Ben to Pier 1 Imports - I don't think I've been in one for over 5 or 6 years. I love that place. It's so beautiful and bright and makes me happy. The only bummer is that I didn't/couldn't/wouldn't buy anything. Someday. . .
Saturday morning I went running on the beloved highline canal trails. Yes, fine, I was a little scared of a coyote coming after and attacking me. I had heard Ben and his father talking about something about coyotes the night before and then on the trail was a sign about being aware of the coyotes. Not that they will attack people - but just that they are becoming less shy of people. I was a little skittish on my run. But still loved it.
Later in the morning we took the kids on a bike ride on the trail to the jumps. It's a wonderful place full of bike jumps and tons of spots to walk around and explore. A child's paradise, really:
The afternoon was spent back at "home" (Grandma and Grandpa's house). Ben and I cleaned out the car, washed it, vacuumed, etc. Blah, but it was good to get done.
That evening we went to Casa Bonita. It's this sort-of silly restaurant, but a definite experience and something totally different and fun for kids. You don't go for the food, really (though Ben just loved his Velveeta cheese enchiladas. . .), but for the "entertainment." There are cliff-divers, puppet shows, scary caves to walk through, Mexican scenery, etc. We had what Ben would call "The Classic Experience":
And that evening Ben and I went out again. And what did we do? Played tennis, again. And, again, I lost 6-3. Then I got to chose somewhere for dessert and I so wanted frozen yogurt. And we found the perfect place: Yogo Mojo. I had gone their before with the girls in Grand Junction. It's so yummy and even Ben commented several times how yummy his was. It was the perfect evening. :)
(I'm getting tired, are you?)
Sunday we went to church. Afterwards we went to the Littleton Historical Museum. It's always a lovely time there:
That evening we had a nice dinner with Grandma Dee - Great-grandma to my kids. Lucy (Dee, remember?) was adorable with Grandma:
On Monday morning I went on another run. This time I found two rocks and carried them with me because that is what the sign said, to throw rocks if a coyote approached. So I carried them, but, yeah right, like I would have thrown them at a coyote. . . Ben and I and Lucy did a quick run to Sam's Club for their yummy "fresh tortillas." Miles just had to have them after falling madly in love with them at his grandparents'. :) The kids played some silly, yet intricate, game in the basement all morning long:
It was a fantastic weekend that ended with a less-then-ideal car trip home. Oh well. It can't all be lovely, right?