Tuesday, May 17, 2011

High Five, Mouse!

We had a great time visit with family and friends in the Springs this past weekend. We got in Friday after a pretty long drive with the kiddos and were treated to Deb's Swedish meatballs, along with a few glasses of wine(for opening night). Aunt Amy came down to visit while we were in town. It was good to get to catch up with her. Saturday, Mark and Deb hosted a BBQ, so a few friends could visit with us and the kids. John and Wendy came and made these awesome white cloud martinis! yum! Sarah, Ryan and the girls also came down. Always so much fun to get to see them, and the girls are instant Jolene watchers! Tim just happened to be in town after he completed a half marathon with his sister in California. The kids LOVE uncle Timmy cause he gets out there and plays hard with them. Lily and Anna kept choosing him to be the alien that was supposed to chase them. Poor guy, but you know he loves it! Lots of drinks were consumed and tons of games played. Amy, Sarah, Deb and I even played a drunk game of Sorry! We wound up convincing the Christensens' to stay a bit longer for dinner so the "kids" could all hang out longer. A great way to spend a Saturday, for sure. On Sunday, we went out for breakfast and met the cousins for a game of Bowling. This was Emmett's first time bowling and he did pretty well(considering he was having diabetes issues-crazy high numbers). He bowled a 73, with bumpers of course, and can't wait to go again. Monday, finally brought on some sunshine. Luke and Mark got to go golfing with Uncle Bobby, while Deb and I took the kids shopping. At naptime, Deb and I went out for a run, which wound up being a walk up a huge hill and a jog down the other side! At least we got some physical activity in this weekend. Another first for the kids, Mark and Deb too us to a Skysox game on Monday night. They are the farm team for the Rockies. It was bit chilly so we didn't stay for too long, maybe til the 5th inning or so. The mascot is a Fox and the kids were not sure of him at first, but by the end they were calling out to him and we got their picture with him. Jolene, I think, stole the show when she started yelling " High Five, Mouse" and " High Five Bunny!" Everyone around us was cracking up. Not once did she call him a fox. Certainly was the funny catch phrase for the rest of the trip.
Most of the pics were on Sarah's camera and Debbie's camera.....hint, hint, hint ;)