Saturday, September 08, 2012

Emory & Suni watching Lily play soccer

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Lily's first soccer game!

Today was Lily's first soccer game ever! She was so excited and was so adorable in her uniform:

Listening to coach

Warming up before the game


Playing hard!

Posing for daddy

Lily scored 2 goals in her game! This is her on her way to her first goal!!!

and Lily showing daddy that she did a good job!

And Lily scoring her 2nd goal of the day!! After Lily scored this goal, Emory stood up and said "Good Job Lily, you are even better than I am!"

...and what happens when a 3 year old is done playing soccer.
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Emory's soccer game

Emory's game was in the afternoon; the first of the season. Mama and Lily stayed home, and Emory and I went to the game. He did great and had a lot of fun, but Emory also "needed a lot of breaks because soccer is really hard to do."

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Emory's shopping list

After Lily got a snack from soccer and he didn't get one, some crackers that you dip in cheese, Emory wrote out his own shopping list:

(Stick With Cheese)
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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Labor Day finished

On our way back from Rifle/Glenwood Springs, we decided to take the longer, more scenic route home and went through Aspen and over Independence Pass. It was a little chilly but beautiful at the top of the Pass. Lily was cold, so Andrea and her went back to the car, but Emory and I made it to the top (of the walkway)


(Picture by Emory)

We had a great trip, we all had lots of fun and would recommend it to anyone looking for something fun to do!
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Labor Day cont...

On Monday morning, we took a drive to Rife Falls State Park, 15 miles outside of Rifle. I wasn't expecting much, but I was blown away by how amazing it truly was. You drive through a camp ground, then come to a little parking lot, then walk 100 yards and there they are. 3 waterfalls, all coming down next to each other and you can walk right up to them, behind them and even on top of them. And they are surrounded by limestone caves to explore - next year we may spend the whole weekend here:


I put up more pictures of the falls on my other blog if you are interested
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Labor Day Weekend

Over Labor Day Weekend, we decided to take a last minute trip to Glenwood Springs, here in Colorado. Because of the last minute part, we had to stay in Rifle which is 25 miles west of Glenwood, but it was fine and it was a great weekend. We got there Saturday evening and hung out in the hotel, and on Sunday morning we went to Adventure Land! It is this awesome amusement park/old west town/cave. Seriously, it was cool. You have to take a gondola to get to the park, and on top of the mountain they have a zip line, alpine slide, bungee jump, gigantic swing, laser tag, 4D movie theater, restaurant plus other attractions such as a limestone cave with a 70 minute guided tour. I was having fun and not taking many pictures while up there, but below are a few:

Here is a picture from the top of the mountain

Mama, Emory & Lily riding the mini-coaster. Not pictured is Emory and daddy riding "North America's Highest in elevation Roller Coaster". It was awesome. Emory was barley tall enough to ride it, and it was intense. At one point, the coaster goes sideways over the edge of a cliff with a 1,000 foot drop you are looking straight down. Emory was white-knuckled the whole time, and when it came to a stop I thought he might cry, but instead he looked at me and said, "Daddy, LET'S DO IT AGAIN!" So we rode it two more times!

the limestone caves were very, very cool. Above is what they called the 'Cave Fairy'

For more of the cave pictures, take a look at my blog,
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