Thursday, June 30, 2016
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
After going to the Botanic Gardens for my anniversary I decided that we needed a membership. It's just so lovely there. So today I decided to take Kailei and Mom down to enjoy it with me. It was the perfect day because the weather wasn't too hot. I think mom really enjoyed it and even though Kailei wasn't initially thrilled with the idea she was glad that she went after. We also got some ice cream at Bonny Brae which is always a treat. After we dropped Mom off, Kailei and I continued our day and went to the library and then out to dinner. It was a great day. Wish Keara could've been with us. She is still hurting from getting her wisdom teeth out.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Color - red
Desert - coffee ice cream
Book - Wayside Stories
Movie - Great and Powerful Oz
Spare Time - hang with friends or watch TV
Sport - basketball
Song - Flashlight by Jesse J
Restaurant - Red Lobster
TV show - Cupcake Wars
Future Occupation - basketball player or singer
Future travel - Hunan, China
Drink - Rootbeer with no ice
Breakfast -A top hat
Holiday - Chinese New Year
Summer activity - swimming
Candy bar - Twix
Favorite dad activity - playing games
Favorite mom activity - cuddling
Posted by Christine Archer at 3:37 PM
Friday, June 24, 2016
Time for Chinese Heritage Camp. Kailei is beyond excited as usual. The middle school kids are scheduled to go to X-Arena and play some games, do some hip-hop dancing, make dumplings and have loads of fun. Love that this is part of our summer tradition. Love also sharing it with the Trautman's and Peterson's.
Posted by Christine Archer at 3:55 PM
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
This summer we have kicked Keara's driving lessons into gear. Zeb is her coach as she doesn't want me. Not sure whether that's a good or a bad thing but Zeb says she's doing a great job. She drove us all out Kiowa and even through her first thunderstorm. She's doing great! So, so weird to see her in the front seat.
Posted by Christine Archer at 4:04 PM
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
What an adventure today! We were going to take the cog train up to Pikes Peak but then I decided we could just drive up as easily, get there sooner and letting us have some more time in the afternoon. Little did I know that was not going to happen. Got halfway up the mountain and we basically ran out of gas. Bought a couple gallons from the Ranger which was enough to get us back down the mountain and to a gas station. Had a little lunch and then we were not going to let the mountain defeat us and so we headed back up the mountain. It was worth it. Beautiful views. A little chilly but that is to be expected. At least we have a story.
Monday, June 6, 2016
In Manitou Springs there is the most amazing Penny arcade. We could not pass it by and not take advantage of it. And of course Kailei was in heaven. More games than she could ever dream of and tons of the old supermarket rides. So much fun! While she was playing I snuck away and got the best funnel cake ever!
Posted by Christine Archer at 10:30 PM
Today we decided to go on a little overnight adventure down in Colorado Springs. Our adventure began at Seven Falls which was something the girls and I have seen but Zeb had not. It was different for us however because there had been a flood between the time we saw it and this year and they have redone so much. It was really beautiful and was really hot. We did climb all the stairs up to the top of the falls and hiked around for a little bit. We had our lunch up in the top of the mountain until it got a little cloudy.
After Seven Falls, we headed to Cave of the Winds. We were going to do the normal tour but then Keara talked Zeb and Kailei into doing the lantern tour. That was not anything that interested me because there were some very small spaces and I just get too claustrophobic. I just sat in the car while they did the tour. Gave me time to read my book so I was happy and they were happy. Unfortunately there are no pictures because they weren't allowed. Had dinner and headed off to our hotel room. Didn't take everyone very long before they were in the pool and the hot tub. Great day!