Friday, July 18, 2014

Dress Like a Cow

Last Friday was one of my favorite days of the year... Dress Like a Cow Day at CFA.
Here are the girls in their black and white.




Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hiking

We did several hikes during our time in the mountains (I think this is my last post from that week!)

 One of Andrew and I's favorite spots to take the girls is this boulder field (you take the ski lift up the mountain to get to it). It was fun to take the whole Wolgie family up this trip. The older kids all are really good at scrambling across the rocks.

 Naomi and Tess. Almost exactly a year apart. Love seeing their relationship develop. They could be trouble together :)

 Malia and Kendal coming down from the boulder field. There was a lot more snow up there than we have experienced in the past, but it didn't seem to bother the kids.

Not sure where this hiking pose came from?

On our way out of the mountains, the whole family got one last hike in.
 Davey at the top of McCullough Gulch (again where is this hiking pose from?)

 3 miles roundtrip - 1,000 feet elevation gain - 11,900 ft summit
Probably one of the hardest hikes I have ever done and we did it with 7 kids under 7!

 Naomi was excited to explore at the top. That pink speck is her! 
Malia and Graham with the lake behind them.

 Alli, Chris and Des got a quick family shot before we started bolting down the mountain trying to beat a storm that was rolling in.

 Hiking down.

 Naomi almost asleep in the backpack. 
More hiking down.

 Des posing by the cool roots of a tree that fell over.

And my hero was Chris who got Davey down the mountain with a smile on her face after she complained (semi-legitamately) the whole way up.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Squirt Guns, Water Balloons and Hot Tubs, Oh My

More Copper pictures.

 Andrew's parents brought squirt bottles for all of the kids and they were a huge hit. Here is Naomi playing with hers.

 One afternoon we had a water balloon fight. 

 Chris and Andrew were the targets for most of the balloons.

 Malia taking on Chris.

 Naomi did not like the idea of walking into the tall grass and so all of her balloons got tossed on the patio or right into the grass.

 Davey

Malia showing off her new tattoo.

The house we were staying at had a hot tub which served as our pool for the week. The kids loved it.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bike Parade

On the 5th of July, Copper had a bike parade for the kids.

 The 5 oldest cousins decorated their bikes.

 Davey and Malia ready to roll.

 They followed a firetruck/Hummer around Copper Village.

 Malia and Des

Davey and Pops

Naomi enjoyed watching and was inspired to want to ride a bike after!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

4th of July

 Attempt at a family shot.

 The kids loved the parade we went to in Frisco... probably because they walked away with a stash of candy (pictured below).




Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Trampoline

The older cousins all had a chance to jump on the trampolines at Copper. 

Malia got to try this last summer once...

...but it was Davey's first time. She did great and even did some backflips.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Lake Dillon Park

After St. Louis, I was home for less than 5 days (that were filled with spontaneous and time consuming home projects... what was I thinking?) before we headed to the mountains for our annual 4th of July trip with Andrew's family. On the way up, we stopped at Lake Dillon to have lunch at this really great playground with breathtaking views.

Malia and Tess and friend on the "roller coaster."

 Rowan enjoying some yummy wood chips.

 Naomi rocking her goggles and boots (2 favorites of the week).

Malia and Davey striking poses down by the lake.

The 7 cousins (#8 is due in October!) 

Throwing rocks with Emmie.