Friday, May 24, 2013

Summertime at Sunflower Farms

Smiling Lauren on the way to the farm

Cooper has been going to play at Sunflower farms for the last few months. His teacher from the spring is going to be moving on so we had a farewell lunch for her today. Miss Hillary has been a great friend to the boys and I know she will be missed. She is always ready to jump right in with the boys and get dirty. Today was no exception. When Lauren and I walked up , several little boys were sitting at a table eating in only there underwear. Cooper added his rain boats to make the outfit complete.

                                                               Lauren finds a spot

After we had finished eating we again had to get dirty again. Cooper climbs up on a wooden pony and starts throwing his parachute guys.
Of course we need a partner in Crime :)
 then Miss Hillary makes some water balloons for the boys

Which one is going to throw first - I can say that no one actually hit there mark
Since we did not get wet enough with the water balloons - lets get the water guns 

Miss Hillary is armed you better run
After getting really wet, and finding the clothes that were sort of dry we hit the slide and tire swing before headed home for a shower. It was a beautiful day and Colorado, and we are so very blessed!!
I love this boy!!
 Not quite ready for the tire swing, but the horsey was just right - Love this girl!!
Thanks again to Miss Hillary for a great spring and looking forward to more fun this summer.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Moving Time

As some of you know, we have been looking for a new house for a long time. When Joel and I moved to CO almost 9 years ago (It is hard to believe it has been that long ) we had no idea where we were going, so we found a nice community close to Joel's new work in Boulder. Found a house we liked and bought it. Now we know Joel will most likely to be working in Denver when he finally gets off the road. So this means moving a little closer in would be a big help to his commute and it does not hurt that we will be closer to some mountain bike trails he likes. We also were looking for good schools for the kids. After looking for a house for about three years, we decided to get really serious. We narrowed it down to Superior and Broomfield, and started looking with our ever patient real estate agent, Simon, in March. Not really knowing how competitive the market is in Superior, we soon found out every house we looked at would have several offers in days of going on the market. Deciding despite this, it was were we wanted to be and looked at about everything on sale. We finally found a house that looked like it had all the things that we had wanted, and made an offer. Knowing how competitive this area is we were sure we were not going to get the house, because we had started with our best offer and were not going to negotiate any further. Shockingly our real estate agent called us and told us that the owners had indeed accepted our offer.  So happy and a little shocked we started down the road of getting everything ready to buy the house - mortages, inspections, etc.
We should close in a few weeks, and we agreed to give the old owners a little time to move out, so we should be moving in late June, or early July.
We are both happy and ready to start the next phase of our lives. Here are  a few pics.
We should be ready for anyone who wants to visit in by August :).

Front of the house

Nice deck in back

Pretty Kitchen - now I have to start cooking
Have a basement for all the kids toys (or as I call it junk). 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Playgrounds and Parachutes

We have had a wet and colder spring, which has made hard to get out and play too much.  Now it seems we have hit summer.  The temps have been the the 70's the last week and we made a bee line for the park.

Lauren climbing up the stairs
 We have started potty training little one, so this has made things harder for Cooper (since Mommy is always  trying to encourage Lauren to sit on the potty). Let's just say it is not going well and we are glad this is our last one :). So to encourage Cooper to be patient with us Dad had a surprise for him if he was good, a parachute toy.  Well he was able to earn it this week and they have been constant companions ever since.

Coop's gleeful face as he throws a parachute into the air

Can not forget about digging in the sand

Lauren has become a little daredevil on the slide - liking to swing a few times before going down
And away we go
More sliding fun
Ready for a great summer