Our little Ballerina...
Talia's in a MOMMY & ME Ballet class. So yes even though I retired from Ballet at age 4 I'm bringing back my skills for Tally :)
Aricin at Tennis practice- insists on wearing the headband and wrist bands to look like Roger Federer
Fun at the Zoo...
Aricin's a crazy driver...
Denver Zoo with Great Grandma Ruth
Grandma bought them umbrellas
Great Grandpa Ron, Uncle Rondo, and Great Grandma Ruth- we love them soo much
Aricin at swim lessons
Golf lesson with daddy
baseball fun at the park
Talia and Courtney
My brother Jon, and his girl friend Courtney came out to visit- we had fun with them
Jon and Courtney
Play time with uncle jon jon
Chair Lifts to the top of the mountain...
Keep Out??? This is what happens when Uncle Jon and Courtney babysit
Alpine Slides- Seriously Sooo fun! Aaron and Aricin almost caught me and Tally because we rode the brakes quite a bit.
July was fun. We have spent a lot of time at the zoo, the aquarium, the pools, the parks, BBQing with friends. Aricin had swim lesson and Tennis lessons. Talia is still in mommy and me ballet. This summer has been exceptional HOT so we haven't spent a ton of time outside although i do love the summer time rains we get- almost every afternoon a thunderstorm will roll in and bring with it rain cooling things off. Aaron spent a week in Edinburgh in early July and my grandma Ruth came out from Lake Arrowhead, CA. to help me with the kids. The week she was out was busy with Aricin's Vacation Bible School and lessons but we all loved the sweet time we got to spend with her. She is 82 and is super active and is planning on doing a zip line course with her girlfriends when she gets back to Cali. We are totally moved in to the apartment and feeling more settled. Oliver is a crawling machine and seems to be pretty close to walking. Talia is so sweet and loves to sing, talk, and play with her brothers. Aricin is an adrenaline junkie- he loved the alpine slide and kept pushing the lever down to make his slide go faster he also had fun on the rock climbing wall we did with Jon and Courtney when they were in town. I've been trying to run more and have been doing bootcamps with girl friends to keep fit. Aaron continues to work on his Phd- he hopes he'll be done in 22 months. Impact EdVentures- his non-profit continues to grow and we are excited about a Dusk Dash 5k fundraiser with Glow sticks that will be happening in September. We got to get away and did a super fun date... Aaron and I rode our bikes from downtown littleton into Denver and then had a picnic in a park over looking the Platte River with cheeses, bread, and grapes- it was great! We then took the light rail home. Aaron and I have started trying to play tennis together which is fun and frustrating because it's been about 5 years and I'm a bit of a perfectionist, but i love that it's something we can do with the whole family. Also i just found out it looks like i'm going to be coaching the freshman girls volleyball team at Aaron's school this fall- I'm super excited to drop the kids off at Aaron's classroom and coach for a couple hours a day. I think i'm most excited about getting to know the girls and trying to encourage them and speak into their lives.
July was a weird month for Colorado to say the least... The wildfires in Colorado Springs were so hard to watch on TV and because of the dryness there were no 4th of July fireworks out here this year. And then the Aurora movie theatre shootings broke our hearts as we continue to learn more about the victims and the shooter. This weekend our church delivered bags of toiletries to families in need in denver and it was such a reminder of how much we have to be thankful for.