Friday, July 13, 2012

Colorado - Garden of the Gods

On Monday morning (9th), we got ready and started out on our way to Denver. We made a stop near Colorado Springs to see the Garden of the Gods. It was beautiful and the kids loved having a chance to hike around on the rocks a bit in the fresh air. We did a lot of fun things during our 2 days in Colorado and Addie still claims "climbing the mountains" to be her favorite of all the stops. She decided she wants to be a mountain climber and live in the mountains. I told her I would come visit in the summers :-).
Some of the things keeping them busy on the drive...
Ella had the idea to make her notebook a trip journal all on her own and I love it! She also told me she doesn't like writing at school because they tell you what to write about but she likes writing on her own :-).
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I got Addie this bag to color thinking she would work on it over a couple days...she was done in an hour.
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Ella chose the heart design first from her little friendship making kit. It is quite a process and has become a team effort :-)! Although the result is cool I told her I would show her how I learned to make them when we are done with this one because then she can do it on her own.
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And finally, pictures from the Garden of the Gods!
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A nice guy saw me taking a picture of everyone and asked if we wanted a family photo...and he did a good job too!
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We ate some lunch and were back on the road to Denver...
and Preston was tired out from all his hiking.
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5 comments:

Cheryl Joy said...

Your photos are SO cute! I just love Preston's little expressions. And yay for the nice hiker taking a great picture! :)

Laurie said...

I love garden of the Gods! I had forgotten about that place, so fun for climbing. I love the picture of the kids holding up the rock :)

Sara Jean said...

Wow! What fantastic pictures, Marci!

Diane said...

I love to see your adventures! The photos are beautiful and how is it that you are traveling and everyone looks so cute!? We always look like a mess when we travel. Keep posting, we love it!!

Katie Bradley said...

Isn't Garden of the Gods so fun! We went there the first time I visited Sean and it was so neat. I'm glad you go to experience it!