Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It was a good weekend.

Last weekend the carnival was in town...The Pride of Texas!! Yes the Pride of Texas was in Oklahoma?? I said we weren't going to go, for 2 bracelets it costs $50!!! We can go to Frontier City for that!! It's just craziness! But Saturday evening Gregg and Riley went to play golf and Colt and I were hanging at home when I get the call from Riley asking if we could go to the "carninal" aka carnival. My response of course was "Is your Dad paying for it???" It was already 9:00 so instead of getting bracelets (since they close down at 10) we went for 30 tickets for 30$, good right??? WRONG!!! Each ride was 3 tickets A PIECE!!!! Are these people nuts!!! The carnies are banking!!!!! So 5 rides later and 20 minutes later we were done!!! WTH!!!???? I'm still in shock!!! The kids enjoyed that 20 minutes, I guess. Colt kept asking "Give me nother ticket Momma"

That afternoon was cloudy and cool so I decided to take the kids out to the field station for some pictures. I got some pretty good ones I think. These 1st few I haven't had a chance to edit. I would just like to add if anyone every wants to buy me a gift....I'll take Photoshop or a 50 mm 1.4 lens or 20mm wide angle lens.....just sayin!! :) This is Colt's "Superhero" stance.

And yes it seems I should just give up on the basketball dreams cause she's probably going to be a cheerleader or on the dance team!!! HOW DID THIS HAPPEN??!!

A favorite of Colt'sAnd a favorite of Riley's I really need to figure out how to get rid of the grass in her face.... My favorite of Riley. My favorite of Colt probably. Except I'm just noticing the phone pole in the background.Love this one! And these are just funny!! Check out Colt in both of these!!! It was a GOOD weekend!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

This Buds for you.....

Finally back to some Colorado pictures. Day 4 brought us to the Budweiser plant for a tour and some samples!!!! All the cans of beer going through this was an amazing sight!! How fast and how precise it all moves. AMAZING

Again you can see here that Colt wanted Nana back!!!
This might have been Gregg's favorite thing about the trip.Startin young!!!You cannot even begin to imagine the amount of beer in this place....well I guess you can I mean that is what they do!!The famous Clydesdale....These things are huge!!!Just to get an idea the top horseshoes are for Clydesdale the bottom horseshoe is for a regular horse.......BIG DIFFERENCE

Enjoying our samples!! Each person on tour got 2 big samples of anything that Bud makes and 2 small glasses of their specialty beers, which had a much higher alcohol content. To say we were feeling pretty good after we an understatement!! CHEERS!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

What's been goin on.....

Just a short break from the Colorado pictures to get some updates on our everyday life. As you all know Riley is now 5 and as of today in Kindergarten. Well I, make that we, think she should be riding a bike with NO training wheels!! Who's with me???!! So each night we have been going out for some lessons. How long do these lessons last you ask?? How about 20 minutes!!!! Yes that's right!! 20 minutes (maybe) till she's so worked up and nervous that she can TRY no more, 20 minutes (maybe) till Gregg or I are so worked up and MAD that she won't even TRY!!!

So here we go.....
We can barely get her to pedal the dang thing!!!

Wow look at that she's doing it...1 second, 2 seconds, 3 seconds...oh wait Dad doesn't have me, and she stops pedaling and loses her balance.

I need a legs are too tired.

Colt: Look Momma I free!! I wanna big bike.

And this is normally how the lessons end. Not well!!! Gregg and I so mad that she isn't even trying and her crying cause her legs are just too tired and "I can't do it" She does not get the concept of practice.....AT ALL!!!

So on to better days!! Well maybe not better....I had to take the kids in to get caught up on some shots. This is Riley's arm 2 days later???!!! Not sure what to make of this...but like my mother says

"Poop, you'll feel better."

Today Riley started Kindergarten and Colt (well actually yesterday) started Boomer Kids Club. Riley woke up bright and early with no help, up and adam she was.

"I going to miss you Wiwey? Gregg also starts his second year as a early childhood PE teacher. Pray for a better year!!! Can you see the excitement in his face!!??

Some breakfast to get the day going. And no I didn't make K shaped pancakes....Thanks Whit for making the rest of us look like horrible moms!!! ;)

One more pose before you go.And they're off.... Have a great day Riley Bug!!