Friday, August 11, 2017
Doing Denver with the Liffords
It was a wonderful last two weeks of summer. Cheris and the kids were here for two and half weeks and it was awesome. After our trip to Taos and our last grown-up evening downtown, Rob had to fly home and I had to go to work. I went to teacher training all week and Cheris was my lifesaver. I was stressed and overwhelmed, but Cheris kept the kids under control and kept me sane. The kids had a great week playing in the neighborhood and going to the gym and dart wars. They fought some and shared space, but overall did great and still love each other to bits. Success! Then last weekend I was able to join in some fun again.
On Saturday we drove into downtown and went to the International festival at Civic Park and then down 16th Street and on to Union Station. We stopped at the beer garden and let the kids play foosball and they stopped at most of the blocks to play. They especially enjoyed the giant corn hole. It was such a great day. I really enjoy showing off our beautiful home and the weather was lovely and the kids had so much fun! Cheris shared her love of geo-cache and Davis is all in. I highly approve of this endeavor. We ended the day with happy, wet kids from the fountain and came home to drop them off with Michael while Cheris and I headed out for a little more fun. We went to Upstairs Circus and made string art! This was perfect for us as we got to re-connect without the stresses of home and work and children. I just love being with Cheris. And I actually loved crafting! I made a string art picture of my beloved mountains and drank wine and ate truffled popcorn. I really enjoyed Upstairs Circus.
The next day we drove up to Buffalo Ridge near Evergreen. Unfortunately, we saw no buffalo, but we did find a geocache and had a nice walk. I was obsessed with a raspberry bush that wasn't a raspberry. (What is it???) Then we drove on to Boulder and had a lovely day on Pearl Street. We got to see lots of street buskers (Graham especially loved those)and I bought a hula hoop. (Hula hoop disco is really fun!) We ate tacos for dinner and ducked into the kite store and had an all around lovely day. The weather was cool, but not raining that day and we enjoyed the sunset against thunder clouds as we drove home. Having visitors is such a good way to get you out and about and it was a perfect last weekend of summer.