Sunday, July 10, 2016

Down the rabbit hole

I haven't played video games in a long time.  I have other things I'd rather be doing with my free time (mostly knitting).  But this new game has sucked me in.

I downloaded the free Pokemon Go app for Jack, but very quickly realized the game was for me.  

It's really a great game.  Despite how (very VERY) buggy it is, I've been playing it nonstop for three days.  I don't feel bad about that, because the game requires you to walk and explore the town in order to play.  Here's my screenshot and selfie in play:


Read more about the game on your own; I won't bother to explain it thoroughly here.  I will say that not only is the game addicting, it's exercise, and a social activity.  We can't believe how many people are playing!  We just came back from one of our local playgrounds and 4 out of every 5 people we saw were also playing!  

Plus, it's been great for Ben and I to have something to share about between us.  

If you know anything about the game, then be excited for these screenshots:

I'm a gym leader!!

Probably not for long.  :-) The Arvada center was a CRAZY busy place.  Tons of pokestops, tons of players.  We even stopped to chat with a family who had taken their bull Python out for a stroll while they hunt Pokemon.  Sam loved that :-)

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Happy Fourth!

We spent the holiday in Grand Junction visiting both Waterhouses and Masons.  The kids had a blast!  I didn't take too many pictures, but I have these at least:

I spent most of my time doing a puzzle :-)
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The boys showed off their swimming skills.

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Tuckered out Sam every afternoon (of course, he stayed up late each night in exchange!)

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I made a flag cake!

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Sparklers and fireworks on the third, after dinner with all the family together.

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More swimming, with a surprise frog visitor.

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Releasing him in a safer place.

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The boys were positively pickled after hours of swimming on our last day.

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Sam nodded off before we crossed the town border on our way home on the 4th.

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Within an hour of leaving I got this photo.  So glad it got done!  Sad I couldn't do it all while I was there though.  I picked on too big for the weekend.
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We drove through Vail during their fireworks display.  Perfect timing!  Jack declared "Those fireworkds really saved the day.  It's a good thing we saw them.  It was almost the worst Fourth of July EVER."
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We had no idea fireworks were so important to him :-)  Noted for next year.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sitting in line on the street

I can't believe I'm doing this.  But I realized there's few things I'm a fanatic about.  Fancy tiger is one of those things.  So I got up at 6:30 on a Saturday to attend their 10 year anniversary.  The first 150 people get a bag of freebies.  


I'm #29.  Got my knitting and Netflix with me.  Only 2.5 hours until they open!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Jack turned SIX!

It was a magical birthday!  You guys keep complaining that I'm not blogging.  I know, I know, I know.  I'll at least throw these pictures up here.  Jack had an absolutely fantastic day.  Everything turned out wonderful.  He had friends from all areas of life come to his party, his grandparents came to visit, and he got everything he was hoping for.  Oh, to be six again, right?

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Field Day

The school year is ending soon and Jack is excited for Field Day this morning.  So many fun things to do in May!


Thursday, May 05, 2016

Macareenia!

The dance craze sweeping Kindergarten; a Cinco de Mayo gift from Jack.