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Sunday afternoon bike ride.

I am ashamed to say we really haven’t been biking since moving. We have done a little bit around the house but that’s it! The children have been playing so well in our new house that we don’t seem to be spending much time outside. This last week was really really cold too. But this week we are supposed to be back up to the mid 70’s every day. So we went for a nice bike ride today after naps!

It was so windy when we started out James kept pushing his bike instead of riding. It is almost always windy here (thanks to the chinook winds from California), but we only had a few blocks to go before turning and then the wind wasn’t so bad.


James leading the way!


Once we get on the bike path this is our view to the left and right of the path. Beautiful!



The little ones enjoying their ride.


No make up! Don’t care! (actually I did have make up on at one point today…)


We didn’t see anyone else on the path today. Such a change from our bike rides in Denver. It was kind of stressful riding with James on our paths in Denver since there were quite a few people and many of the bikers were exercising and going fast. I was constantly telling James to get over and to stay on his side. This path is much much more relaxing (as long as I watch out and don’t get hit by James!!).


The bike path goes to what James calls Our Little Beach. It is really a sad substitute for a beach, but the kids love it.


I asked James where he was going and he said, “To that big rock in the middle that Levi and Lincoln went to.”.


So I helped him. He was very happy!


I don’t know what the appeal is to sticking one’s feet in very cold water, but it must be done. every. single. time.






Faith telling me the water is cold.



I love the colors of fall! And I love this girl’s smile!


Faith trying to do everything her big brothers do.



 On the way home we had to stop and admire James’ skid mark he made on the way to Our Little Beach. James is really into making skid marks, which means he goes really fast and then hits his breaks (and then I almost hit him!). It kinda scares me and if he does it on gravel some time I think he is really going to wipe out. But so far he is just leaving cool marks behind.

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The last day of fall

It’s the calm before the storm. We reached almost 70 degrees today. But the cold and snow are coming this week. So today was the last day of fall and I thought a trip to the park would be fun. It was beautiful!


Levi and Faith.


James and Gideon


Pretending to be a train. James, Lincoln, and Gideon


James crossing the stream


Everyone crossing the stream




Mommy and Faith


Running races (James has quite a bad attitude towards losing. We need to work on that)

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As the sun set the cold started coming and the kids feet were wet so we had to go home sooner than I wanted. But not before snapping this picture. Check out that sunset behind them!


When we got home I told the kids that we needed to clean up the back yard because it was probably going to snow tomorrow. James said, “Snow? I love snow!” At least someone is happy about it. 😉