Wednesday, August 18, 2010

todd family reunion: out and about

as i mentioned in my last post, my mom is an incredible planner and she had an outing planned everyday. the kids definitely didn't ever get bored. i just noticed i look pretty trashy in all these pictures. apparently were were so busy having fun i never had time to get ready :)

an indoor trampoline place. it was awesome and i can't wait to go back with dave so we can play around!

logan was too little for the trampolines (he would have gotten trampled by the big kids) so we hung out in the toddler area and he had a great time.
plus we did manage to bounce on a tramp for a minute and he loved it!

time at the park
logan loved the slide! i would say "ready, set, go" and by the time i got to "go" he would be leaning forward, trying to slide down.

pirates cove and the rawlings' neighborhood pool
it was my first time at pirates cove (a little water park) and i loved it! logan is a total water baby and loved crawling around in the water and going on the lazy river.

lexi got her ears pierced!
she had a full entourage including her mom and 3 aunts. we were quite the sight. she was brave and looks beautiful with her new earrings!

hiking devil's head
i carried logan in the kelty backpack and i must say, i enjoy hiking more when dave carries the pack (and i carry the camelbak) :)! but since dave wasn't there i stepped up to the challenge and it really wasn't too bad. i just had to remember logan was there so he didn't get smacked with a tree branch or something! mark was nice enough to carry logan up to the top of the fire tower though (i was too nervous to carry him up and down all the stairs). the kids were amazing hikers, even though we got caught in a major thunderstorm (nothing like hiking in lightning with a metal pack on your back surrounded by tall trees)!
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the international culinary school at the art institute of colorado aka dave's work
we all went down to visit dave at work and tour the culinary school. i think the culinary students were a little smitten by 11 cute kids watching them cook and brought out some fresh baked bread and brownies. the kids thought it was so cool. we had lunch out front where the kids enjoyed the fountain.

and then it was off to...
the children's museum!
it was our first time taking logan (we wish we would have taken him 1 week earlier before he was 1 year old when he was free. it's was still worth the $6 though). he (and we) had so much fun! plus dave got to come which was a major bonus! we can't wait to go back!
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other fun outings (without pictures) included a trip to the dollar store where each kid had a dollar and could pick out a toy, walking to the ice cream store, playing wii, a cousins sleepover and a temple trip and night at the movies (for the adults).

good thing for lots of pictures and great memories to last me until the next todd family reunion. i already can't wait!
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Amy said...

Whew, what a week! It looks like tons of fun and full of all sorts of activities (sounds like my family's vacations). It was fun to see pictures of the Taylors too.

Anna said...

Looks like so much fun! Family time is the best :)