Friday, October 16, 2015

Quick Trip to Oklahoma

We need to travel more. It is always a struggle to find time, once the kids are in school. Cooper had off one day, so we decided to take a quick trip to OKlahoma. It worked out that Kasey Musgraves was in  Tulsa that weekend, which is someone that both Joel and I have wanted to see. So the plan to head up and see some family in OKC then hit Tulsa Sunday night. 
 First stop is the cows.

Lauren getting a little help from Dad
 Starting to get the hang of it
 Just a few more
 Jack and Martha loaned us their TRex off road vehicle. The kids wanted to take it for a ride. Cooper was able to drive around the field. He had a great time.
Now it was Lauren's turn. 
Now we are getting going. Love that smile.

We were able to spend some time at the Science Museum. It seemed to be under construction, but still had some great exhibits. 

Cooper with one (of five blasters) from a space shuttle
 Astronaut Cooper
 Now Rennie
 Cooper building a track to race balls down
 Lauren with her Lego car
 Lauren on the bed of nails - Cooper still not brave enough to try it
 Mind Games exhibit - Did Mom and Cooper shrink?
 Now Lauren's turn
 Lauren riding a segway. It was really fun, and Cooper tried it a several times
 Cooper and Dad in a Tornado

Here is a pic from the concert.  It was great to get back to Cain's Ballroom. Thankfully they had  some upgrades and the central cooling was a great addition. And Kasey sounded amazing.

 We are thankful to Jack and Martha for watching the kids while we got a night out. They took the kids to a movie and McDonalds. It does not get any better for a 4 and 7 year old.
 Kids ready to head back to Colorado.
We had a great trip and now we need to plan more.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Grandparents make it to town

Mom and Dad survive the long journey back and forth from Alaska. Thankfully they were able to stop by and see us for a few days. Here are a few pics from the time they were here.

Grammie and Cooper ready for church
Family ready for church - Thanks Mom for the family photo
 Grandpa and Cooper having a lego battle
Cooper showing off his school
 Cooper - the next American Ninja warrior
 Grandpa pushing Lauren on the swings
 Dad and Daughter swinging
Joel schooling Cooper with his basketball skills
 Cooper and Grandpa hanging out on our deck enjoying the beautiful evening
We were all glad that Mom and Dad were able to stop, I know it was a long trip for them. I think Dad noted his car went from 13 miles to over 10000 miles. I am guessing they will fly next summer :).