Since summer ends tomorrow for me.... back to school we go..... I figure I should do one last post on glorious summer.
A few weeks ago we went down to Cedar for a few days. It was a wonderful wonderful trip. So wonderful that when Jason found out they canceled school the next Friday Jason said, "Let's go back to Cedar!" Brad had so much fun with Grandma and Grandpa. I tried to get as many pictures as possible with Brad and Grandma and Grandpa.
I love this picture of Brad watching tv/Grandpa play solitare. I love how Brad is sitting like Grandpa on his legs. Yes.... what 70 year old man can sit on his legs for hours at a time.... good question.
One time I couldn't find Brad anywhere. I searched the toy area upstairs, I searched the toy area downstairs, I even searched outside wondering how in the world he would have gotten out there.... and then my mom heard me yelling for Brad. She called out, "He's in here!" I went in her bedroom to find Brad watching Jeopardy with my mom.
Grandpa spent a lot of time coaching Brad first on the tramp...
And then in baseball.
We also got around to celebrating Brad's half (real) birthday. The cake was our attempt at a Mickey Mouse Roller Coaster.
Then all the cousins came! Oh and we had caramel popcorn
We went on hikes up Cedar Mountain and found frogs at Kid's Pond. Brad was terrified of the big frog. After he kept asking for a baby frog, not a big frog.
Other fun things that ended out the summer:
I got a call from my dear Erica stating that she didn't get enough Idaho in her life this summer.... I totally agreed. It is crazy how that place is so important to fill my soul. So she decided she was going to drive up from Denver. I was trying to figure out what Jason could do to make an Idaho trip fun for him. He suggested that I should just go up by myself. It was glorious!!!!!!!! So glorious that I didn't take any pictures! Well.... here are two lame pictures, one of me waiting for Franci (a very normal part of my life with Franci :) and a sunrise as I was driving home.
But it was an awesome day boating. Brad even went out tubing with Daddy and Brad was even okay going shockingly fast!
To try and get out of the horrible smoke last Saturday we went for a hike around Silver Lake up at Brighton. Brad ran more than a mile on the hike. Pretty impressive!
I great my first really garden this year. I am so proud! Sure half of the plants didn't grow but the ones that did are doing awesome! Here is a bounty from one morning harvest.
And last.... we decided it's time to take Brad out on a path to ride his strider bike. Brad loves it and is getting shockingly fast. Jason determined this "training" needed to start happening bi-weekly.
What a perfect way to end summer.
It's now 6 am and I have to get to the gym so I can get back to work.
Back in the Saddle Again.