Thursday, October 7, 2010

Field Trip

October 7th: I was fortunate to be able to go with Zoe's kindergarten class on a field trip to Dyecrest Dairy in Fort Collins. We had a great time learning about the cows and the dairy. Dyecrest has over 3000 head of cattle and is one of the largest registered herds in the country. They milk the cows three times a day and we were able to go into the milking room..which was noisy! We also learned about what the cows eat, and we were able to see some was a fun day!

The class

The kids were able to go into the shed they keep the different food in for the cows and were allowed to feel all of it. This was one of the kids favorite places to visit!

This was another favorite of the class...we were able to walk all around the area they had calves which were between 1 and 60 days old. Most were skittish, but we were able to find some that would let us pet them and they would also suck on our fingers!

Zoe, Layton and our favorite calf!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Addy's birthday

I got Addy this cute Baby Alive was the hit of the party (thanks for the idea Jen!)

Addy got a Foofa doll from Aunt Patsy and Uncle Bob

The birthday girl!

Happy 2nd birthday Coleby!

Tucker, Bela, and Kavi enjoying their lunch

Zoe having fun on the playground!

Addy loved this slide

September 26th- Happy 3rd birthday Addy!! Her actual birthday is September 27th, but it fell on a Monday this year, so Jen and Jared had her parties (yes, parties) on the 26th. The first party was a joint birthday party with Coleby at a local park. I can't believe the weather we have been having, it was in the mid-upper 80's! The second party was a Grammy and Poppy's house for the family. It was a long day, but a great one too!

CSU- Ag Day Football Game

Zoe and Jen

Cam the Ram with the Aggie A

The players getting ready to come out on the field

A panorama of the field...look at all that orange!

September 25- Every year CSU has an Ag Day game and an awesome barbecue. The barbecue has different foods that are grown all over Colorado including meats, beans, dairy, potatoes, watermelon and apples. This year was "orange out" at the game. It was a throwback to when CSU was the Colorado A&M Aggies and their colors were orange and green. I couldn't believe how many orange shirts were in the stands. We had a great time, and CSU won their first game this season, ending their twelve game losing streak!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Getting ready for the tour!

An annual tradition in Fort Collins (and now many other cities across the country) is the Tour de Fat. Put on by New Belgium Brewing, the tour is a bike parade to raise money...and also dress up! A group of us decided to be runaway brides this year and have slowly been making our costumes. Jen and I decided to make signs for our bikes so people would know we were runaway brides and not just brides. These signs just started out as a piece of wood...

More to come after the tour on Saturday...I hope to have a lot of fun pictures!!

Baby card

It has been a while since I have made a card....and it was good to be creative again!! I made this for my friend's baby shower.

The Denver Zoo

Jen and I took the girls and Bela and Kavi to the zoo. Bela and Kavi's parents were moving, so we thought it would be a good opportunity to get the girls out of the house so they could unpack! We had a great time!

Cotton candy...yum!!

If you look at the Orangutan's face, you can see a foot of her baby!

Zoe's Point of View

Zoe took over my camera on a ride to preschool on is a little bit of what she saw!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Picnic by the Big Thompson

This bird was almost stalking us...waiting for us to leave so it could eat our leftovers!

Jen and the girls looking at the river from the bridge

View looking east from the bridge

View looking west from where we ate

Saturday July 10: My cousin Laura came out to Colorado to work on her dissertation and was able to visit us for a few days! She used to live in Greeley but now is teaching in West Virginia. It has been a while since we have seen her and we were so excited to see her! We went up the canyon to the Viestenz-Smith Mountain Park which is right along the Big Thompson River. It was my first time going to the park, and it was beautiful! We had such a great time!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Carnival Time!

Addy and Aunt Patsy on the ladybug ride

Jen and Zoe on the super slide!

Jen and Zoe getting ready for the "dumbo" ride...their elephant went up and down, Addy and Aunt Patsy's stayed in the air the whole time!

They loved this car ride!

July 3rd: After the parade, we headed over to the Stampede grounds to have lunch and go to the carnival there. The rides were all $1 and the girls had a great time!

Stampede Parade

Addy being very patriotic!

These longhorns opened the parade. There were probably 20-30 of them being led down the middle of the was quite a sight!

Can you tell who had a donut for breakfast??!!

Zoe...what a look!

Jen and the girls

July 3rd: Jen, Mom, Aunt Patsy, the girls and I went to Greeley for the annual Greeley Stampede Parade. This was the first time I had ever been and it was a lot of fun! The girls go a little bored because they didn't allow candy or anything to be thrown out, but it was still a fun time!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

More Estes Pictures

Allison, Jen, and I met up with Janet B. and played golf Friday morning. This was our second year of playing golf....we always have such a great time!

We all went out for dinner on Thursday and had a great time! This is all of us with our waiter Edgar. He was such a great sport.

I could not believe how high the water was...and how fast it was moving.