Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy July 4th!

We've just been hanging out at home today, which after all of the running around we've been doing the last few days has been really nice. A cloud cover has come through and the temperatures are actually very nice at the moment. We will see if it actually does rain today- who knows what that means for the fireworks display this evening. We went down to the Pueblo show on their Riverwalk Saturday night, so we've got a fireworks display under our belt already if the one here doesn't happen tonight because of the weather. I wasn't planning on going down to Memorial Park anyway since with the crowds it would be too far for Momma to walk. Mark might take the older kids though. Here are a couple of my favorite fireworks shots from Pueblo:
We got there late, but actually ended up in a prime spot since the fireworks went off practically in front of us.

We heard back from the pediatrician's office Monday afternoon, and they are referring Bryce to a pediatric neurologist. Hopefully we can get in to see the one here in town that is on our insurance plan, of we will probably have to go up to Denver. We don't know anything other than they are concerned about something they saw on the EEG results last week. We have to actually talk to the doctor- hopefully that will be soon.

I had the kids help me with my latest altered project on Monday- we made July 4th wind catchers from Dani's new July 4th kit, Funky Free.
The kids made wind catchers to decorate the house for July 4th festivities using the Funky Free kit by Dani Mogstad and Amy Martin. For instructions, see the Girl Talk blog on July 3rd.
credits: Funky Free by Dani Mogstad and Amy Martin at SweetShoppe and The Lilypad; LO sketch by Linda Sattgast; fonts: LB Ali

My Dad, Mom and grandmother enjoying a vacation rafting down the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in 1979.
credits: All Things Sunshine by Sophia Sarducci at; Rusty Junk Alpha by Antonio Rafaello at; Messy Painter paint strokes by Jessica Bolton at
fonts: Susie's Hand

and here are the pictures of the trek to the top of Pikes Peak a few weeks ago. Click on the picture to see it larger ;)
journaling: June 17 , 2007 Mark, Bryce, Elizabeth and Carissa started out early in the morning on a hike up the back side of Pikes Peak. They were supposed to go only half way up, since Mark wasn’t sure that the kids were prepared enough to go all the way to the top this time. Once they got to the Saddle, they decided to keep on going. They made it to the top, walking through over a foot of snow in some areas. Once they had refreshed their energy at the top with donuts and hot chocolate, they had to hike back down to where the car was parked. They were several hours overdue getting home, and I was beginning to get worried, since the original plan was not to go that far. They were very proud of their accomplishment and excited to share their adventure. They are looking forward to hiking Pikes Peak from the Barr Trail side. I hope they remember to bring the sunblock next time!
credits: Rugged,Painted Flowers, and Graph Alpha by Audra Little at MyDigitalMuse; Square Quickies Power Pack 3 templates by Mish Gasser at PlainDigitalWrapper; Clouds and sun from Heat Wave by Dani Mogstad at; Wild Tear Action by Atomic Cupcake
fonts: Times New Roman

Well, the food seems to be ready, so I'm off! Have a great evening everyone!



Blogger Mish said...

Melinda those wind catchers are just soooo cute! Great pages too! Glad you had an enjoyable 4th.

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