Friday, August 22, 2014

Final Vacay Recap

So we took a different route heading home from Colorado.
We went through Kansas on the way there.
Coming back we went through New Mexico (which I'd never been), Texas and Oklahoma.
Other than for lunch, we didn't stop in NM. 
But it was like I envisioned.  Dry.
We missed our chance to get the boy's picture in front of the Texas sign (we were in the left lane, and couldn't get over, ha!).  We stayed in Amarillo, and ate at The Big Texan (home of the free 72oz steak if you finish in an hour). 

This was at 10pm!  And it was going strong! 


The next morning before heading home, we stopped by the Cadillac Ranch.
 I should look up the story about Cadillacs buried on the side of the road that's now a tourist attraction.
And you spray paint them. 
Take your camera because your creation will be gone in a matter of minutes.
We didn't have any spray paint, but there were plenty of cans leftover that the kids were able to use.
And talk about the fumes!  Woo wee!!!
Key boys!
Back on the road for a bit, then we stopped in Shamrock, TX to see the historic Route 66 gas station.
If you've seen the movie Cars (which the boys have memorized), you will recognize it.

And this concludes the vacay recaps :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Durango, CO

On our way back from Silverton, we stopped in Durango at the Durango Mountain Ski Resort.
I heard the Alpine Slide was a must.
Levi was young enough to ride with Kris, and Jacob got to ride by himself (which I was a tad nervous about). 
You had to ride a chair lift to the top.  Jacob's first time, he loved it.
You basically ride a sled down the slope.
You can ride side by side, and that is what Jacob and I did.
You can control your speed thank goodness, and I actually had to tell Jacob to slow down so I could catch up. :) 

So stinkin' FUN!!!!

I should backup.  They had to stop the chair lift 3 times because Levi DID NOT want to ride!
Jacob and I were ahead of them and I could hear his wailing loud and clear!
I knew he would like the slide, we just needed to get him to the top. :)  

Luckily he calmed down and sat still for the ride.
I should point out that it was Kris' first time riding too, and he's not the biggest fan of heights. 
HA! :)
It was sooo fun!!  Highly recommend!!
We also stopped at a train museum. 
The boys could've stayed there all day!

The models they had set up were pretty cool. 
They watched the trains run all throughout the little town.
I just realized it looks like Levi is touching it, but he was just pointing (his 2 fingers crack me up!).

Meme and Papaw were generous enough to give the kiddos some spending money for the trip.
Both boys decided on a train set, go figure!
(same train, different colors)
Thank you Meme and Papaw!!!!
 A little video with some commentary from the little people :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

First Day of Second Grade!

First day of school!!  I can't believe it's here and I have a 2nd grader!
He looks 13!
Being sweet and innocent with his teacher ;)

Kept the tradition with the BTS tablescape.
I bought the Starbucks drinks in the glass container (a 4pk).
Took 2 and painted with chalkboard paint.
Thank you Pinterest.

While Jacob was at school, we ran around this morning and stopped at a consignment shop.
I saw this Melissa&Doug wooden bus (brand new!) and I had to get it :)
Coming home! 
Ready to hear about his day!
Obligatory comparison pic.
Who is this big kid?!?! 
And where is Jacob!?
Meanwhile, we heard roughly 12,849 times, "is it time for Jacob?" from this guy!
We are ready for a new school year!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Colorado Road Trip Part II

So if I had the patience, I would put all these pictures in order.
But I don't, so they are all over the place, in no particular order.
Let's keep trucking...
Silverton is such a neat little town.
And pretty cool you can see it driving down the mountain.

Our guide, Morgan, rowed us all down the San Juan River. 
He was hilarious and made the day so fun!

Self-timer pic :)