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Bubble Pool Fun

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Today the heat wa such a beat down the kids didn’t want to be outside at all. So I tried to get them excited about the little pool & how good it would feel to splash around. I knew it wouldn’t last long, but then a great idea hit me. Bubble bath! And 2 scrub brushes-those kids were happy for 2 hours. It was so exciting for them, watching the bubbles grow & then cleaning everything they could get in or near the pool. So I set up the picnic table & some little chairs for popcicle time. It was a great way to spend the morning.  Then once the kids were down I rinsed that little slice of cool water heaven out & jumped in myself for some late afternoon sun & downtime. I was desperate. Can you blame me?

Kid fun

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What’s better than playdough & popcicles when you’re a kid? Nothing!

Skate park fun

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After the dunk in the river we let the kids run around the skate park for a while. They thought it was great. Griff was showing them all kinds of stunts & crashes.

Hot Springs

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Last night we headed to the hot springs before Luke takes off today. He’ll be flying out to Reno for work until Wednesday & then back to Texas for about a week. Then back to Reno and back here on the 23rd for us to drive back to Texas. Sorry, tangent…anyways the drive to Ouray was so  beautiful with heavy wet blue clouds. We didn’t get any pics at the springs sadly because we were too busy swimming with the kids. The water was a perfect 85° and the steam rose into the 66° evening air. Afterwards we headed over to the Ouray Brewery to try out the beer. The kids got their first ever rootbeer float: Joss didn’t like the foam & thought the rootbeer tasted weird. But she was delighted to discover icecream underneath. Trip dove right in until he emerged announcing he had a tummy ache. Luke & I had a sausage plate with grilled apples & an amazing sauce & 2 new beers-for me a Camp Bird Kolsch brew & for Luke a Box Canyon Brown. The perfect hearty end to our mountain dip.

Poppy-haven

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Oooooohhhhh my word, the poppies in Silverton were outrageous yesterday! They are by far my favorite flower. They are the most intensely cheerful color of orange and they make me smile. I wanted to pick armfuls, but I restrained myself so others could see their beauty.

2 kids in a tub

The kids were playing in the drive way with the water hose so I decided to dump out their bucket of toys & fill it with water. The next thing I know, they’r both in there like 2 peas in a pod. Sometimes they fight so much I could cry and then just as often they are as peaceable as they could be.  I’m so grateful for the peaceful times. They get me through the trying ones!