sunshine days

Posted on May 19th, 2014 by mountain girl  |  11 Comments »

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Park weather, finally!  Yahooooooooo.

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Between our regular grocery shopping duties, we spent our spare moments at parks and playgrounds over the weekend.

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Because this is what our world looked like 4 days before.  We had snowstorms before, during, and after Mother’s Day.  You might say we had a rather white Mother’s Day.

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It’s mostly melted now, especially once you’re off the mountain.  Saturday we went to our favorite Lakewood park to hang out and soak up some warmth.

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On Sunday we were in Denver and found another great park.  It has a ton of different play areas, rock climbing walls, and a tree house.  It was very satisfying for all the kids (big ones included).

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It was so great.  We even had to wear sunscreen.

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Not him, of course; he never wears sunscreen.  He says it’s built into his genes, along with the instant tan.  (And all other aspects of his perfection, I might add.)

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Those of us not so fortunate to have King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella as our ancestors have to be a little more careful.

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Here is Zia, up at the lookout station in the tree house.

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This rock held by giant hands is actually a rock climbing wall, with handholds and footholds dug into it.

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At the end of the day, we went to get ice cream and then went home, tired, happy, and ready for a good night’s sleep–with every bit of snow melted clear out of our beings.  We’re not quite daring to believe that we’ve seen the last snowstorm this spring, but we’ll take every bit of sun we can until then.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, Cash and I are off to the park.

11 Responses to “sunshine days”

  1. Your Lion says on :

    Calvin and Hobbes right there, first pic. Love it AND my auto-sunscreen too hehe /:0)

  2. Hannah says on :

    Glad you have some SUNshine and warmth! The playgrounds look amazing!

  3. Wendy McDonagh-Valentine says on :

    Such wonderful photos!! I can’t believe how much snow you had on Mother’s Day!! Thankfully it melts quickly at this point. : ) We’ve been having such beautiful weather here in New York. It’s been on the cool side which is perfect for me because I know the hazy, hot and humid is just around the corner. UGGHHH!! Have a beautiful day. : )

    ~ Wendy

  4. Grandma & Grandpa says on :

    Hi honeeeee…..Beautiful pix Wow those lil ones r getting So Big 🙂 what a beautiful daughter in law and silly son (we r also outside cleaning the garden LOVE it 🙂 )
    🙁 🙁 about the snow …. luv u all/mom

  5. mountain girl says on :

    Mom,
    Sounds like you must be having nice days too, if you’re in the garden! Ours will be confined to pots this year, since the snow lasts tooooooo long. 🙁 Have a nice day!

  6. Grandma & Grandpa says on :

    Hello…….pots r nice cuz u can make tiers high & low & different kinds of flowers… my seeds r coming up pretty good 🙂 have a nice day too

  7. mountain girl says on :

    Yes, and you can pull the pots inside when it snows. 😉

  8. Mimi says on :

    Love the photos of everyone!!!! Zia’s hair is SO long!!!

  9. GRANNY says on :

    ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN ARE GROWING WAY TOO FAST. ZIA LOOKS LIKE SHE HAS TAKEN A STRETCH. SEND SOME SNOW OUR WAY LOL

  10. appleshoe says on :

    Wow, what a difference 4 days make. There is a possibility that you and I might be related by distant DISTANT relatives. Be well.

  11. mountain girl says on :

    Really? Do we look alike? I have never seen a close up photo of you. That would be cool if we really are related!

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