Tuesday, October 7, 2014

That time we went to FOCO...and did A LOT!

We went back to our old stomping grounds this past weekend.
We've been back numerous times, but this was the first time we took the kiddos.
We had a blast!
 
We started with dinner at CB Potts on Friday night.
 
 
I laughed and joked that GW is a natural born college kid.
There was lots of dancing and sitting on the table, so we left before it turned into anything else : )
 
 
The party of course continued at the hotel.
 
   
They even woke up crazy!
 
 
Then we headed to Hughes Stadium for the annual Ag Day festivities, a BBQ put on by the College of Ag and Colorado commodity groups.
Great food and a chance to catch up with a lot of friends.
 
Farm Credit had a booth this year too, so the fam got drug along to help set-up and man it, but it was lots of fun!
 

Then it was time for some football.
The weather was amazing.
And our little GW LOVED it!


 
T was excited to meet Cam the Ram.
After, she said, "he picked me up, he is SO strong."
Yeh, me and your Dad lugged you around half the weekend, but Cam, he is SO strong.

 

After the game, it was time for ice cream!

 
Then we headed back to campus for some volleyball action.
The ladies are really good this year - they're ranked top 20 for sure and maybe even top 15 now.
 

After, we had hopes of dinner at the Rio, but we got dinner at Chick-Fil-A because the little people were DONE.

In fact, we had to negotiate with the Little Lady.
She wanted to swim SO bad, but she was so too tired to swim.
So her Dad told her that if she went to bed, he'd get up early and swim with her.
They were in the pool at 7:30AM.

Then we took my little cuz, who's a freshmen at CSU, to breakfast at our favorite FOCO breakfast spot, the Silver Grill. They have cinnamon roll french toast folks!


Then, a quick campus tour.
The Little Lady told us, "I can't wait to be a CSU Ram!"
That's right little lady!

 
 And finally, we finished up with a corn maze and pumpkin patch.
 

Anderson Farms - Colorado Agri-Tourism at its best!


The kids were excited to pick their own pumpkin out of the field.
 

Whew!  Busy, but great weekend!
 

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Most Magical Vacation

We spent our last day at the Magic Kingdom.
 

 
We started with breakfast at the Crystal Palace with Winnie the Pooh and friends.  Always a favorite of ours. 
 

Then we rode lots of rides.
Then it rained.
And our feet were most thankful for a break!


One of T's favorite characters is Clarabelle.
Earlier in the week, she asked about Clarabelle and I told her sorry, but I had never seen her at Disney World.
Well, as we were wrapping up our trip, T got to do the hokey pokey with none other than Clarabelle!


I love this pic! {rain poncho and all!}


And our final photos from our 2014 Disney World trip.


A truly magical vacation full of wonderful memories!

More Hollywood Studios Fun

We returned to Hollywood Studios for another day of fun.
The day we went had "Extra Magic Hours" where the park is only open to Disney resort guests, so we high-tailed it to one of the most popular rides - Toy Story Midway.
 
 
Hollywood Studios is also home to the Disney Junior Show and characters.
T and GW are big fans of Disney Junior!
 
 
Each day at Hollywood Studios, they have a special grand entrance parade for Anna and Elsa.  This was on the top of T's list as a must see. 
 
 
Another highlight for T was meeting Sophia the First.
One of her favorites.
Notice, T was sure to wear her Sophia dress : )
 
 
We also had lunch with characters from Disney Junior: Jake, Sophia, Handy Manny and Doc McStuffins. 
It was completely noisy and caustic, but the kid's loved it!
 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Epcot and Meeting Belle

After breakfast at Chef Mickey's we headed to Epcot.
 
 
 
There were a few rides here that the kids liked; Tressie was tall enough to ride Soarin' and loved it.
But I think it's safe to say that the highlight of Epcot for her was meeting Belle.
And I have to say, Belle was a super sweetheart!


Look at T's hand on Belle's arm : )






Gunner's highlight was meeting Donald Duck.
'Duck' turned out to be his favorite character of the trip.
We were headed out of a building and I seriously didn't even see Donald who had moved inside out of the rain and GW started throwing a fit about leaving.
Well, he wanted to see Donald Duck!

 
 

Breakfast at Chef Mickey's

We started one day off with breakfast at Chef Mickey's.
Chef Mickey's is a fun restaurant centered around the kids meeting Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Pluto. 
 
 
 
This photo screams 'cruise ship photo' to me for some reason?!
 


 
Someone had a kiss for Minnie Mouse!
 
 
Very fun breakfast for the kids!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Animal Kingdom and Ohana

We spent Thursday at Animal Kingdom.
 

The Safari is so cool.
It's so neat to me how they have all of these animals out there and you never see a single fence or wire.
Well done Disney.  Well done.


The kids were excited to meet Chip and Dale, and Rafiki.

 

Tressie rode her first "big kid" ride at Animal Kingdom.
Gaga and I opted out of getting soaked on the rapids ride, but T loved it!!


That night we had dinner at one of our favorite Disney restaurants, 'Ohana.
They serve a delicious Hawaiian feast that is cooked over an open flame and the atmosphere is great!
T had fun playing a game of push the coconut with the broom; Gunner slept most of this outing, waking up just in time to eat a cupcake, and I had my favorite dessert of the entire trip, Bananas Foster Bread Pudding.

 
We finished the day off with some good pool time at the resort.