Thursday, July 22, 2021

Fishing


One day most everyone went fishing



but Tito and I stayed behind and enjoyed time with Rylan.


 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Mountain Time

We took a long weekend, rented a house near Ward and did nothing but enjoy the mountains, eat good food and relaxed.



There was a hot tub and play area which the boys really enjoyed.


There was a fire pit which we took advantage of to sit around and relax

slap at bugs,


 and make smores.



Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Powder Ball

One of the summer activities at the library this summer was a powder ball fight.  The boys were the only ones that showed up for their time period so it was a brother powder ball fight.  They were supplied t-shirts and balloon balls filled with powder and given 10 minutes.
They had a great time and got some pretty good hits in.
The final result was all over their shirts, their shoes, their hair

 and as you can see here their faces.  Note the yellow in Trevin's hair and his blue eyebrow.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Bed Head

Every morning Tito wants me to take his picture before he takes his shower.  Yesterday I sent this photo to Carrie, Trevin and Kaiden.



 Kaiden sent this one back to me.  I told him he won!

Monday, May 24, 2021

Trevin is 9!

Trevin turned nine on May 11th.  The Saturday before his birthday the grandparents gathered for cake and ice cream.
It was a rainy chilly day but that didn't stop him from trying out his new scooter.  Love that smile

The day before his birthday we took him to the rec center to swim and come down the slides.  He was a little hesitant at first to come down the big slide but I told him I would do it if he did.  I did it once, he must have come down 30 times. 


Once was enough for me.  I ended up loosing my float, bumping my head, elbow and jamming my toe against the side and came out of the tube swallowing water and was enough for me.  I'm glad there is no picture of me standing up sputtering water and having the lifeguard checking to make sure I was ok.

It was a fun day.  We really enjoy taking each boy out on an outing for their birthdays.  I hope they remember these days much longer than they would a material gift. 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Changes

The boys are getting older and developing interests and relationships outside of the family.  And even though this is what is supposed to happen, it isn't always easy.  I can feel them pulling away and it makes me want to make time stop.  But I can't so I take the time with them when I can and I enjoy it.

This week Kaiden, Trevin and Gavin came to spend the day with us.  They were excited to help making breakfast (hot dog eggies which Trevin says is a tradition).  We baked cookies which they always like to help with and eat.  They wanted to go to the park and have a picnic so we packed up a lunch and went to the park.

We have had a second hand play tent since Kaiden was little and it finally fell apart.  We purchased this one.  I was thinking more for Gavin and Rylan since they are still small.  I did get it out when they were here and Kaiden and Trevin pretty much put it together with some help from Tito.



They all grabbed pillows and blankets and climbed in and it was a full house.  They played in it most of the day.  


 Leg room or lack of it for Kaiden.

I was very happy that we had a day filled with the things we have done for so long.  I hope we still have many more days like this before they feel they are too old to have a day with Gram and Tito.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Friday, April 16, 2021

Easter


We were able to get together for Easter this year.  We had our traditional egg and basket hunt.  Nathan and Dave found the special eggs.  I didn't take very many pictures.  We were too busy eating, visiting and having a good time.  Here are some pictures of the egg hunt.





 

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It was a beautiful day and the boys kept going outside to play leaving Rylan behind.  We had to lock the doors because he is very quick about opening them and escaping.  He was not very happy with us.


Saturday, April 3, 2021

Kaiden's Birthday Outing

We waited until Tito and I had our vaccinations to take Kaiden on his Birthday outing.  We went to the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.


It is housed in a hangar at the former Lowry Air Force base.  Tito's father was stationed here during World War II which is why Tito was born in Colorado not in Texas.


This is a personal helicopter kit and Kaiden thought it would be great to have one!

Standing in front of a cockpit of a commercial airline.  There were commercial and military planes, helicopters, gliders, models of bombs and even models of aircraft from Star Wars.  One of them was signed by the stars and crew from Star Wars including Harrison Ford.


This is one of the pictures taken by the Hubbel Telescope.  Nathan has a cousin who worked on designing the telescope.



 Another one of the pictures.

It was an amazing experience.  We saw a very informative film about how air travel has changed the world.  We think it would be more fun to go back when the pandemic is over to do some of the interactive displays which were closed, but it was a fun day with a great kid.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Spring Break

Last week was spring break and Nathan, Stacy and the boys went to Great Wolf Lodge which is like an indoor amusement park.  It was good it was inside because there were 3 snow storms last week.


They all got wolf years but only Mom and Dad wore them.


Nathan, Kaiden and Trevin at the bottom of that long slide.


Gavin on a stationary Ski Doo


Trevin climbing the rock wall.



Kaiden at the top of a rope course.


 Trevin crossing the pool.


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Too Big


 It's not going to be too long before he catches up with me.  He is even with his mother right now.  

Friday, March 26, 2021

A week ago we had over 2 feet of snow with drifts much higher.  After the digging out there was a hill of snow to be conquered and they took advantage of it. 






 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Wacky Wednesday


 Trevin had Wacky Wednesday at school and this is what he chose to wear.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Birthday


 My birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I got exactly what I wanted.  Nathan, Stacy, the boys, Carrie and Dave came over and brought dinner and we played games.  Couldn't ask for anything better.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Right at Home


 It doesn't take very long for these guys to make themselves at home.  This was the scene minutes after they arrived on Valentine's Day.

I am glad they feel so at ease here.  

But it is also a good feeling that as soon as they hear their parents coming to pick them up they all make a dash to the front door to meet them.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Valentine's Day



We had Valentine's dinner with these guys while their parents went out to dinner.

Kaiden enjoyed the kid friendly menu of corn dogs, chips, carrot and celery sticks.


Trevin helped peeling the carrots.  When he graduated from Kindergarten he said he wanted to be a cooker when he grew up.  He still has great interest in learning in the kitchen.


Gavin was excited about something that was going on during dinner.



 Rylan stole my corn dog and seemed to be very proud of himself.

We had a great evening.  Love these guys.


Thursday, February 4, 2021

Twelve

 

We had a family celebration for Kaiden's 12th birthday the Saturday before.  

We do not know what we will do for our day we spend just with him.  I asked him if he wanted to wait until it was safer in the pandemic or to just spend a day with us at our house playing games or watching movies.  He said both.  😀

Sunday, January 31, 2021


 This is Gavin blowing his Bugle snack yelling toot toot.

I have a couple of cute things about him I wanted to write down before I forget them.

At Christmas he would sing "Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Hear all the way, What fun in the ride".

He says his name is Gavin Blee.  It is Gavin Lee.

When we were lighting candles for Kaiden's birthday he asked if he could blow one out if he promised not to spit.

Whenever Rylan is really upset and crying alot he will bring him a stuffed animal to cuddle.