Monday, August 16, 2010

I sometimes forget to take out my camera

when I'm having so much fun. Truth be told, my arms are usually full of Lou, so it makes it even more difficult to snap away.

This past weekend was a total blast!!! JB and one of Hubby's sisters made their way down from MN while two friends made their way up from AZ. My house was the perfect location for a slumber party! Right in the middle of both states.

Hubby took the boys off to camp and us girls stayed home and had a wonderful weekend of laughs, chats and good times.

Here are a few pictures I managed to take... Heading up the hill on a hike on Friday morning. JB is pleased she's making it up the first hill. It was my first time out hiking since Baby was born and my 3 yr old was walking, so JB and I didn't make it all the way to the top. We perched on the side of the trail with my little girls and visited while the others kept trucking up. We then headed to the beach for a dip in the cool water.

Saturday found us wandering around Glenwood Springs. We had a delicious lunch at the Daily Bread Cafe, followed by browsing in the shops. (although there aren't that many.) I forgot to take my camera along.

Sunday we headed to Rifle Falls with the kids. These next two pictures are courtesy of my oldest daughter.
While the other hiked around the falls, I stayed in the shade with my two youngest. Can you see me? It's like "Where's Waldo?".
Jessica and her girls. I'm counting on her to have taken some sweet pictures since she is magical with a camera.
In fact, I put her to "work" trying to get some pictures of Lou. It was quite a production as I held Lou and tried to keep the "backdrop" in a semi-normal position against the wind.

The good times ended with a bang as the kids headed out the door to school this morning looking pretty tired.
Someone is still able to smile even though she was pretty sleepy. I still can't believe I have a middle schooler! Crazy!!
So now life returns back to "normal". Hopefully we can get back on a schedule (slightly impossible with a newborn) and a routine.


Ruthanne said...

Crazy that school started! We still have three weeks left and that feels too short! Although I know I'll be ready when it comes esp since baby's due sat of labor day weekend! Sounds like you had an awesome weekend. Fun!

Jessica said...

I've been wandering around this place in a semi-sleep state myself. it's going to take a month of saturdays to catch up! ah yes, it was so much fun, though! I'd gladly give up a few hours of beauty rest for that! hope you're enjoying the peace and quiet...ahem, Lou, are you behaving?

jen said...

Ah, yes, a great weekend. I hope I'm never too old for slumber parties. If you ever get into Glenwood during business hours, Leann, you'll have to post a pic of you and Abs in your new specs.

Hannah said...

I know this is a little late, but that was a fun time(: abby looks really tired.. you should post a pic of her ne glasses!