Summer Vacation



Summer break was so much fun and feels like it flew by.  Here are pictures from our various adventures!


Weekend trip to Colorado Springs.  We did the zoo, Cave of the Winds, hotel pool and the North Pole (small amusement park).  Nolan declared the North Pole better than Disney World and Legoland because there were no lines.  😉 



We checked out a climbing gym in Thornton.  Even Wesley had fun despite his face in the next picture.  


Nolan is behind the guy in the white shirt at the top of the wall.  He really loved this and worked so so hard climbing!


My dad took Nolan on a special adventure just the two of them.  They spent the night at the cabin and then backpacked 2 miles up to a campsite by a lake.  They camped overnight and then hiked back the next day.  Nolan carried his own pack all except about 1/4 mile and he absolutely had a blast, as you can see.  


To celebrate Don’s retirement, we went to San Diego for 5 days.  The trip was easy, relaxing, fun and beautiful weather.  We did Legoland, spent a day at the beach, lots of pool time, kayaked on the bay and of course lots of pick up baseball games with cousins.  Everyone had so much fun. 


Wesley was so happy to be able to do the roller coaster with the big kids.  🙂


Our family camped outside of lake Dillon.  It sometimes seems like a lot of set up and tear down work for a short trip, but the boys loved it.  


This bald eagle swooped over the lake and landed about 25 feet from us.  Amazing.  

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Nolan 6 years old

Well its a little late but here is the update for Nolan at 6 years old.  He was 52.2lbs (80%) and 49.5in (99%).


Nolan currently loves everything sporty.  He loves to play different sports but mostly he likes to change his clothes to match whatever he is playing.  He finished Kingergarten and had a great school year.  We loved his teacher Mrs. Bateman and most importantly Nolan really enjoyed school.


Nolan played his first season of baseball in the spring and had so much fun.  It was a machine pitch game with mostly other 5-6 year olds on his team.  It was most of their first times playing baseball and it was very entertaining to say the least.  Chris helped coach the team and all the boys had fun.  Nolan practiced very hard and had huge improvements.  He ended up getting hits off the machine almost every at bat and really loved playing first base.


Nolan continued to be very enthusiastic about school.  On the Monday after spring break, he said it was the best day of his life because he got to go back to school.  He finished Kindergarten being able to read easy level chapter books.  He learned addition and subtraction with single digit numbers, counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and word problems.  His favorite special was gym (of course) and his least favorite was technology.  Although we thought it was pretty cool that kids are learning how to type already.


Nolan took a new interest in his clothes recently and even asked for clothes and socks for his birthday.  He really likes to match the color and brands of his shirt, shorts, socks and shoes.  I never thought a 6 year old boy could care so much about what he is wearing!  Mostly though it is the changing clothes that makes it crazy.  If he wants to play basketball, he will go change into all his basketball clothes.  But if he switches to soccer next, he has to go back up and change completely into a new soccer outfit.  Due to the insane amount of laundry this was making, he started having to clean up his room each night and hang up his shirts from the day.  His highest number so far is 17 shirts in one day!  I thought by having to hang them back up that it might help stop him from changing so much, but no luck.


Nolan is still a sweet older brother and plays nicely with Wesley most of the time.  They still like to build Legos together, scooter or play basketball in the alley, or “clean” things outside with their squirt bottles.  Nolan will sometimes even sit and read books to Wesley and it’s so cute.  Sometimes they will play by themselves for over an hour at a time.  It is definitely starting to get easier in that regard.


Nolan is enjoying the summer and loves to hang around the house and play.  He did a couple short camps but we plan to just enjoy a low key rest of summer and time at the pool.



Cousin time. 


More cousin time!

Camping and enjoying every second of it. 

We took Nolan to an Outlaws Lacrosse game for his birthday.  He said at Kindergarten graduation that he wants to be a lacrosse player when he grows up.  

Mrs. Bateman.  We had to beg Nolan to take this picture.  He is not very touchy feely. 😉

Nolan’s buddies from class (Emerson, Easton and Dylan). 

Cool dudes on the block.  

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