Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thanksgiving in Colorado

Thanksgiving 2013
We made it to Colorado!

 We spent the day at the Museum of Nature and Science.

 And we enjoyed being around lots of family!
 Grandpa Tom's parents, Phil and Sue with all of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren there for Thanksgiving dinner.

 Shortly before it was time for us to drive back home, Grandpa had to head off to work.  The girls enjoyed trying on his pilot's hat!

Mormon Helping Hands

November 2, 2013
Mormon Helping Hands teamed up with UCAN (Urbandale Community Action Network) to rake leaves for citizens in the community who would have a difficult time doing the work on their own.  Here's our day of fun:

Halloween 2013

October 2013
First we picked pumpkins:

 Then I made Camille a wig so she could be Dorothy and we all got dressed up as the Wizard of Oz characters (Nate was the Tin Man, Hannah was the wicked witch, Allison was the good witch, Camille was Dorothy, Emma was the Cowardly Lion, and I was supposed to be the Scarecrow, but never got around to putting together a costume). Our first stop was a carnival at church:

 Then we carved our pumpkins:

Then we headed out around the neighborhood for some trick-or-treating.  Emma thought the candy was great!:

Allison's Field Trip

October 7, 2013
Allison's kindergarten class took a field trip to Center Grove Orchard.  Nate was able to go along and Allison felt pretty special that daddy got to come!

Helping Nic and Brandy Celebrate!

September 27, 2013
Nic and Brandy Rizer were married on the beach earlier, but we helped them celebrate back home in Iowa in September. It was fun to play with the Aunts, Uncles, and cousins and celebrate with Nic and Brandy!

Emma's Buddy

September, 2013
Emma and her dog, Flash. They are good friends!

Camille's School

September 24, 2013
Camille participated in a funschool group this year with 3 other kids from church.  She has class 2 days a week and we rotate between houses and the moms teach the kiddos. She's the only girl, but she keeps up just fine! On her first day of school she had to take her backpack like her big sisters and her monkey to keep her company.

Using Our Zoo Pass

September, 2013
We made a few more trips to the zoo...making sure we use our membership!  The girls also love to see the animals and play there.