Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Luke's golf trip and my mini vacation

Luke had a great time at the golf tournament at the Lake. They had pretty great weather, minus one day of rain, and played pretty great golf. Always good to see Dayven and the rest of the friends and family who head down there! Emmett and I had a nice mini vacation ourselves. We started off at Grammy and Poppy's. Chrissy came up and and stayed the night on Friday. We had a good time catching up and chasing Emmett on his new toy. One of my parent's neighbors have small grandchildren and they are outgrowing some of their toys. Mom and dad are getting the hand-me-downs. It works out great for Emmett! They gave him a power wheels four wheeler this past weekend. Once he keeps his feet out of the way, he'll get the hang of it. Anyway, he loved it! Pushing with his feet or not. Gammy and Poppy left for their big trip to Nova Scotia. They will be back in October. Have a great time...Miss you already!!!
Next, we spent some time with Emily. We arranged to meet up with a few girls and kids at the zoo: Kate and her two kids, Adian and Ryleigh, Jane and her new little one, Jillain, Julie and her son Jack, and Sam. It was a really great time, somewhat hot and tiring. Emmett did not want to ride in the stroller one bit. Instead he helped us push it around the zoo. Glad I made a fuss about making sure we had the stroller for the zoo! He really didn't have interest in the animals, more about the other kids and people there. Emily even bought him ice cream and didn't really care(so Jack and I ate it!). Afterwards, we headed home to get E a nap and then decided to have dinner with her parents, Jim and Sherry, and Arlie, Emily's grandma. We had a nice dinner outside on the patio. Emmett is one of the ring bearers at Emily's wedding in two weeks. So Emily got out the wagon for a little practice. None needed. Emmett had Emily, Sherry and Jim pulling him around the yard the entire evening. Emmett would wave as he came around to the patio and clap for himself as if he was doing all the work. Such a hoot! On Sunday morning, we stopped in to see Jackie Geib who had some great news- they are pregnant! We are very excited for you and Karl! Congrats! Then we headed to Castle Rock to meet up with Grandma Debbie and Aunt Amy for lunch. We had a nice lunch and managed to walk off a few calories at the outlet mall! We then stopped in to see the Christensen's. Emmett and girls always have such a great time together! Lily and Anna are the best "mother hens" and it really makes being away from home so easy. They follow him up and down the stairs and have so many toys to choose from! Emmett loved playing Guitar Hero with Ryan! (I actually enjoyed playing Guitar Hero with Ryan!) Sarah and I took the kids to the park and the pool down from their house on Monday. We weren't sure it was going to happen with all of the rain and storms that were passing thru. Typical Colorado summertime rain showers. (Sarah and I got caught in a downpour when out walking Jackson. He didn't like it too much!)

We picked Luke up from the Airport on Tuesday and drove home. We made it in about 11:30pm and are still trying to recover today. Everyone is tired and trying to get back to normal life. Then we do it all over again in two weeks for Emily and Charles' big day!!!! See you all soon!

Sherry and E

On our way
to the pool

Rockin' with
Guitar hero

Jackson aka
drowned rat

Emmett and Anna
playing horseshoes

Boys and their

Emmett and Jack

Ryleigh and Jillian

Emily and E

kids looking
at the penguins

Emmett and Jack
looking for the monkeys

E and I at the park