Stories from our lives here on the Front Range of Colorado. Lots of mountain bike adventures, ski days, hikes, pictures of Cooper and Lauren, our two dogs and anything else I choose to pontificate about.
Joel nor I ever played soccer growing up. I had some friends that played, and we have watched a few world soccer matches (because their are NO sporting event that Joel will not watch). But this did not translate in to us having any idea on how to play the game. We have had Cooper playing soccer at school for the last few months, so the next step was to sign him up for the local YMCA league. They had one practice (due to weather) and then a game last Saturday. Because we are dealing with 5 year olds they keep it pretty simple. The whistle went off and they all stood there. It was really cute and I am glad that Cooper and Lauren will have all these opportunities in life. Our team did not win, but did get a few good moves in. Mostly they were just happy to be kicking the ball, regardless of which end was there goal..... because they went the wrong way most of the game.
Getting ready to start.......
We are running
Cooper played goalie for a few minutes and did a great job
We did take some video, but I am sure we will get more and I will try to get some up online.
Spring is amazing in Colorado. You will have a 6 inch snow followed by beautiful, sunny, 60 degree days. We are so glad to have one of these last week and we had to go out an build a snowman. Not the biggest one, but really cute.
Lauren ready to get to work
Cooper (aka the Ninja) ready to build as well
of Course we can not stand still to get one together
Add a few rock buttons
It was a nice day and he only lasted a few hours, but we had a great time.... and now we know what happened to snowmen in summer :)
I am guessing that my kiddos are going to keep us very busy with sports. Cooper has never meet a sport that he does not enjoy, and Lauren wants to go and do. So we headed out to Boulder Gateway park for some great putt putt on a spring day.
It had been a few months and Cooper's game was a bit rusty..... but he has always treated putt putt more like hockey... the ball never stops moving. We can do 18 holes in about 20 mins. Joel, Cooper and Lauren were playing, well Lauren had a club and ball. Her main goal was to drop the ball in the hole, and climb around on stuff.
Up we go....
Here was an attempt to get the ball moving...
Did it work???
In you go.....
All in all we had a good day hanging out
Even though Lauren did not always agree with Cooper on ball placement
Yeah!!!! Putt Putt!!!
I know I say this constantly, but I bears repeating, We are so blessed !!!
First of all, we have not had a post about the littlest one bday!! I think I may be trying to block it out, because I can not believe that Lauren is 3....... wow it happened so quickly!
She is doing well, coming in at 38 inches (70%) and 30 lbs (40%). She is still struggling with her speech, but has made some strides in the last few months. I pray that she will continue to progress and this will not be a life long challenge for her. I do know that whatever this girl faces, she will face it head on. She is one tough chick and very, very, very independent. She does not want anyone to help her. She started going to Sunflower farms in the beginning of March and really seems to love it.
Now for the spring time birthday's. We have several friends that have little one birthday's in the spring. So it keeps us busy going out for pizza and birthday cake. (Which is really never a bad thing).
Here is Princess Lauren and her Friend Anna's birthday... I think Lauren may need a few more bracelets
Next was our friends Shannon and Jamie's little one Trenton's 3rd. Monkey business is always tons of fun.
Cousin Reese ready to swing into action
Super Hero Lauren
Here I come to save the Day!!!!! (or maybe maybe make some trouble ....)
We also had Jackson Turner's birthday... but the kiddos were too fast that day and mom did not get any photo's. Hurray for spring and birthday's. Now bring on the summer ;)
Sarah was able to schedule some family photo time at Christmas for Jack and Martha's present. It was so nice of her and I think we were able to get some nice pics. Thank you Katherine Forbes for all her hard work, and we are glad that the wind was able to hold off until we were done. I will let the photos speak for themselves.
All the grandkids - Skylar was not to sure she wanted to enjoy the fun
Cooper sure seems to think it was fun
Our little Family
Cooper (5) and Lauren (2)
Sarah and her Beautiful girls - Reese (4) and Skylar (1)
All the kids and Grandkids
Jack and Martha
Reese and Cooper
Jack and Martha with their babies
A few of the whole gang
We are grateful that Sarah was able to pull this together, because otherwise we would have no photos. It is just too hard with little ones. Dispite the snow on the ground we had good weather and a beautiful day. I think we all cleaned up pretty well!