Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pictures don't lie

It is amazing what a little time, a rigerous workout schedule, and a great trainer will do for a body. I've been with Mary Ellen for 3 months now and all those plank pains have paid off. Mom has been my inspiration and my body is looking better as you can tell from a actual photo from a workout session. A little photo shop doesn't hurt either.

Mom and I attend Cavalia on Friday night and had a fantastic time. It is one of the best Cirque D' Solie I've ever seen. Take all the beauty, speed and power of horses plus all the gymnastics, actrobatics, and daring of Cirque and fold in the music, set design, and whimsy of incredibly talents artists and you have Cavalia. It was amazing.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Greatest Show on Earth

Not much out of the ordinary this past week except a fun Saturday afternoon visit to the circus with Lily and Jensen. Dave and Danica won a trip to the supped up Grand Prix go-kart racing at Stapleton and let us have the kids for the day. So we went to the annual Highlands Ranch circus. They put up the tent and set up all the attractions in the morning and run the “The Greatest Show on Earth” under the Big Top in the afternoon and evening.

Steve Jackson got up seat upgrades and we had front row seats for the parade of entertainers. We saw everything from trained dogs, to ponies, jugglers, balancing acts, high circling baskets, trapezes and three racing elephants as the finale. We saw them, but I don’t think the kids got much out of the experience. Lily was performing her own acrobatic stunts as I couldn’t find her shoes so she was barefoot and I was trying to keep her from running around in the dirt. She climbed all over me, mom, and the lady sitting next to us. The lady didn’t quite appreciate Lily’s athletic abilities.

Jensen was way more interested in munching down on the caramel popcorn and holding the binoculars. Not looking in the binoculars but just holding them. I did have some luck having Jensen feeding a miniature cow with a big tongue. He was grossed out with the cow’s first lick on his sensitive palm. He kept wiping his hand on his pants trying to remove the icky feeling that wouldn’t go away. I couldn’t get him to feed any more animals. I don’t think Jensen will select veterinary work as his chosen vocation.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day

What a great Labor Day weekend. We were just missing Celeste and Don's family and it would have been totally perfect.

We were able to fit in biking with Bryce and Austin while Tracy went with the rest of the adults horseback riding. We all had a picnic lunch while the kids were playing and wrestling and getting along great. We filled the rest of the day with a wild game of wallyball, Tri Tip Bar-B-Que, and a successful BYU game. I got to do one of my favorite things - taking Tiana and Preston on a private tour of the aquarium, Austin was there as well on a date. WOW everyone was happy.
Quiet time Sunday morning relaxing and talking, good church meeting, then a fun family dinner with the roar of happy children and more wrestling with Dave. Tracy hosted a jewelry party with a non member and the rest of us went to Danica's for games and dessert.
Monday morning we were able to squeeze in racquetball games, ultimate frisbee, a little house cleaning, playtime in the park, and an outdoor lunch at McDonald's with food from other restaurants. Follow by a little more shopping, visiting a prairie dog village, a trip through the old neighborhood and a nap before we hug and said our good byes.

It was a great weekend. Love you all.