Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Last Things

Piperleigh went to nursery for the first time on Sunday.  I can't believe she is so big already.  We thought she would either handle it very well or not well at all.  She is kind of an all or nothing kind of girl a lot of the time.  She handled nursery very well, no crying or anything and when she came home she was happier than she ever is after church.  She was so proud of her handouts and when she handed them to me she said, "Mom" in her whispery, dreamy voice she uses when she loves something.  Then she placed it on the floor in front of her and bent over it saying, "Mom, Mom, Mom" while she pointed and smiled.  It was the most adorable thing.  I had to get pictures of her on her first day of nursery

She had corn on the cob for the first time on Sunday and she loved it and it was so cute to watch her eat.  Plus, she looks like a clone of her cousin Austin in this picture so I had to add it.

 We move in about four weeks and a week and a half of that time will be spent in Utah so it's really getting to be crunch time.  I may or may not burst into tears multiple times a week about it.  I wore water-proof mascara on Sunday in case I turned into my crazy teary self at church (which I didn't thankfully).

Anyway, because we have such a short amount of time left and it's summer we are trying to see all the places we love one last time and go to places that are uniquely Colorado before we move.  So this week we loaded the boys up and took them to an amusement park up in the mountains called The North Pole.  We have never been and heard it was a fun place for kids.  The boys loved it.  Mike and I ended up feeling queasy from having to ride some of the rides with Eli because of height requirements.  Neither of us are great at amusement parks apparently.

huge candy cane slide

Piper did a lot of this--she was very upset that she couldn't ride a large portion of the rides with her brothers.  She tried to climb through the fence multiple times

 We visited some of Santa's shops to give me and Mike a chance to settle our tummies.  We found a fire pit where you could roast marshmallows and that was a fun little break from rides.

Piper cried when she had to get off the carousel.  

She loved feeding the lamas and deer

It was such a fun day and we couldn't have chosen a better time to go because the weather was amazing.  We all started out with jackets but soon took them off and our long sleeves were perfect.  It was in the 60's with a nice breeze so it was not too hot or cold and it made the day just right.  I love these memories we get to make with the kids.  I know that when we get back to Colorado the boys will be much too old for this park so we had to do it now if we were going to do it and I'm glad we did.

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