Day one was filled with four wheeling around he house, riding horses in the mountains with the bigs, and a visit from my grandparents.
Day three we headed to Glenwood Adventure park about and hour's drive from my folks' house. There we got to ride the Alpine slide, a couple roller coasters, a zipline, tour a cave, see a 4D movie, and my favorite, rock climbing. Brennan was the highlight of our day when she opted to try her hand at rock climbing. She almost made it to the top and drew quite a crowd doing it. When she could go no longer she bawled her eyes out with disappointment and we had to send someone up after her to get down. It was a moment I'll never forget. My little girl who wouldn't ever swing in a baby swing or ride on her Daddy's shoulders a few years ago because of fear of heights had surprised us all. She sure is changing. Kadyn and I both made it to the top, but we have a couple inches on Brennan which makes it a lot easier. I have a feeling next time she'll be up there before any of us. She sure is one determined little girl.
|We had to ride a gondola to get to the park.|
|Still unbelieveable looking at the picture. One brave little 6 year old!|
|Gracie and Kadyn|
On our last day we took it easy and recharged our batteries. I decided to workout with the bigs and my sister until my sister was stung by a bee. Later I ventured out for a 4 mile walk with my niece and a little weight training when we returned. It was nice to have one on one time with her. I've never had that time with her before. The girls baked cinnamon rolls from scratch with their grandma and the dog got spoiled the entire day. He was a BIG hit.
We left 7:10 CO time, 6:10 our time the next morning. I drove the entire way to KC then dropped off my sister and kids and kept going. I just couldn't bring myself to unload the van and reload it again. I was determined to make it home. The kids slept the rest of the way and I turned up the music full blast, sang at the top of my lungs, froze myself out with the ac, danced in my chair, drank tea, and did leg lifts beside the steering wheel to keep myself awake. My sister was worried about deer at night. I did drive by two of them on the shoulder of the road, but God answered my prayers. They just stood there and stared at me. Finally, at 1:30 in the morning we made it home safe and sound, just in time to hug Jeff go to bed and say goodbye to him as he left the following morning to KC for work. The trip back took about 18 hours overall. I have to say, the kids didn't complain during the drive up or back not even once. They are wonderful travelers. Between a DVD player, game system, cousins, they were content. We are lucky!
|Saw 3 hot air ballons on our trip back. The little dots in the picture.|
I am glad to be home and we are now gearing up for a short weekend in St. Louis to Six Flags with our church. We are officially on the downward spiral towards the start of school. This summer has been the best one yet! I can't say I'm ready to go back yet, but I'll get there. For now, I'm going to relish every last minute of summer!!!!