My sweet kiddos have been getting along and playing together so well lately! Knock on wood! lol Here they are playing Compatibility. They were so fun to listen to as they played.
Peterbilt's first dip in the river...
Walking the River Park loop...
With Autumn rolling in I decided to take the 3 younger kiddos (and the dog) to Maroon Bells last Wednesday. They did not join us the week before and I knew they'd like the trip (and a day off school). We had such a fun time (minus the 5 minute freak out when we arrived and they saw how crowded it was...which they eventually got over). The golden colors had spread to so many more trees in just one week! The hillside to the right of Em in the photo below was mostly green a week ago...
Isn't that photo above just adorable?! Melt my heart why don't you!
The kids loved spending time exploring around the lake before lunch.
Picnic at the same spot as last week...but with golden trees surrounding us!
We enjoyed a short hike along the creek...
Levi is really coming along in his reading :)
Fun history and Shakespeare to read aloud!
Science fun (a total repeat of a past experiment but they loved it):
After dinner walks...two nights in a row! WOO HOO!
A Saturday morning hike on Colorow...just me and my bodyguard:
A beautiful tree Hope and I saw on a walk on Sunday...
Monday morning walk...it was COLD!!!
Owen and I started the first fire of the season on Monday...it was 62 in our house so we felt justified in starting a fire. We kept it going for about an hour...it felt SO GOOD! COZY!!
Owen joined me on a River Park walk this afternoon after dropping Hope off at her Tuesday science class :) What a handsome son he is...even with that long hair! And the dog is pretty cute.
Desi is out of town visiting old ministry friends and partners in Nashville and Cincinnati...he left Sunday and will get back to Colorado on Thursday but not back to us till Friday. We miss him but are doing well with school and life despite his absence. Truly God's grace!!! I've really been enjoying our children lately...watching them...listening to them...talking with them and walking with them. While this season (older kids) is not all peaches and cream, it surely does have some sweetness to it. Thank You Jesus!