Whew! It feels good to be back in bed for at 2:41 PM today!! The whole family was up bright & early to head over to Boulder for some hiking. It’s kind of fun, now that we live on the Northwest side of Denver, Boulder is a really quick trip!!
I know I live in Colorado, but remember, I’m new. I’m not exactly a nature lover. Remember the first time I saw the coyote warning sign? Definitely not a fan of even bigger animals being around — or as this sign calls them “beautiful creatures.” Kevin did spot a “little snake” once during the hike. I looked the other way and told AJ to walk faster. Yuck!!!
I know we live in the hiking state, but we haven’t made it out too much. I actually got the idea to hike in Boulder from all the recaps from the ladies who attended the Blend retreat! We really enjoyed the trails and want to go back sometime without any slow pokes (okay, maybe just 8-year-olds, and I mean that in a loving way). We saw a lot of people running so that was pretty inspiring. Kevin was trying to sell me on trail running by saying,”there’s no stop lights!!” To which I retorted,”I’d rather have stop lights than wildlife.” However, I did like seeing all the dogs out running with their owners!!
I told Hannah,”Someday you’ll like your brother so let me take your picture with him.” It took a solid 3 minutes, but I definitely got a picture of them both smiling! I’m so proud!!
We hiked about 3.66 miles in about 90 minutes. It didn’t feel like we were going that slow with all the hills and rocks, but I was proud of AJ and her little legs!
It cooled off in the evening so we pulled out our new yard game, Rollors! I think it’s kind of a simpler version of Bocce ball. I don’t know how to play that game so maybe I’m way off, but it’s a really easy yard game and we had a blast!!
I took the girls out for their first self-serve fro yo experience. Love this look I caught on my serious sister’s face. She hates it!!!! Haha. I loved this shop, and it’s only about a mile from our house. It’s extra fun because they have a whole stack of kids’ games and hula hoops!! Of course, without responsible Kevin along, I totally forgot about bringing a bike lock. We sat by the window to keep an eye on things. We’re from Wabasha. We’re not used to having to do that!! Lol.
The girls really enjoyed the toppings!! Haha. I loved the strawberry cheesecake flavor!! I’m dying to go back today. Especially since my dad just took my brother while I’m at home looking at these pictures. Lame.
Could my sisters BE any luckier?
Later that evening, an ice cream truck passed our house!
Summer is the best!!!!!!
And then, those lucky ducks, got to take turns trying out our new lawn mower.
Where’s your favorite place to hike? Not sure yet. Anywhere that I’m not afraid of rattlesnakes.
When’s the last time you hiked, saw an ice cream truck, or played a yard game? Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! xoxo