April 5, 2013

Kenzie on Skis!

It was a beautiful Colorado day!
The drive to Loveland Ski Resort provided a true Colorado experience...we left 70 degree weather for a perfect spring day in the 50's on the slopes.  We saw deer, elk, bighorn sheep and buffalo while taking in the sights of our magnificent mountains! 
Nothing makes me appreciate God's glory more than the beautiful land He spread out before us!
The views from the chair lift on the "bunny" slope...
Getting ready to go...
Nothing beats a chairlift ride with your best friend!
These are the conversations I'd love to hear...playing "I Spy" and shouting "necklace" every time they passed a tree that someone had thrown a beaded necklace onto from the lift. Such sweet silly games and innocent conversations. The beginnings of a lifelong friendship - so thankful for this one and her precious family that we've known for over 10 years before our babies were even born!
After a full day of lessons, Kenzie was ready to show us her stuff!

Race you down!

Picture with Daddy at the top of the "Bunny" hill

Kenzie was excited to show us
"The Rainbow Trail"
... "cool, awesome, bumpy!"...in the words of Kenzie!
(I think she liked it!) 

When you get a little stuck it's nice to have a daddy to "pole" you out!

She mastered the chair lift  on her own too! Pro!

And if you're day doesn't end like this...you haven't skied hard enough!

March 19, 2013

Crazy Hair Day!

As part of Spirit Week and to raise monet to help kids without books get some,
it was crazy hair day!  I think we accomplished the crazy part
...but the faces make it even more fun!

What a CRAZY kiddo!

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March 18, 2013


We got a trampoline!!

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February 16, 2013

Shoe-la-la! Kenzie turned 6!

It was a HAPPY BIRTHDAY at our house this weekend celebrating Kenzie in style! 
She loves this book, loves shoes and loves her friends...so we combined them all into one
The Theme was chosen... 
Invitations went out...
PaRtY TiMe!!!
As each girl arrived they began by decorating a puzzle piece for Kenzie - 
A one-of-a-kind puzzle to remember this fun party with her Kindergarten friends!
The food was all set...complete with "purse" and "shoe" shaped sandwiches
Dresses and Party gifts ready for each girl...
We started with story time...
"Party dresses, party hair, need new party shoes to wear! Shoe-la-la, they're everywhere!"
So...Let's make shoes!
Friends are like a GREAT pair of shoes...you can never have too many!!
All of the crafting made them hungry!
They were anxious to get to the presents - I've found the best way to do this to avoid the "excited chaos" is to have each girl grab the gift she brought.  One-by-one they get the chance to "give" their gift to the birthday girl!  It's a great excercise in "giving" and "receiving"...and keeps the party a little more interactive at the same time!  I love this...and I love hearing all of their manners!
"Happy Birthday, to you...!
Make a wish!
A silly group of spunky girls!
Group Photo Shoot...


And WE survived!