Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen...a Talent Show!

This is M's choice of activity for Family Home Evening.  This is either the beginnings of Cirque de Soleil or two kids who have had way too much sugar.  You decide...

Looks like a trend has been started!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Free Museum Night in Santa Fe

Finishing our summer beautiful momma is a notorious planner.  The funny part is that she doesn't usually plan for important things like meals.  This time she did.  Only the place, La Chozo, wasn't open yet.  Oh well.  After a good Santa Fe New Mexican dinner, we went to Free Museum Night in Santa Fe.   Since the museum didn't like us taking photographs inside,  we took our shots outside.  Here is Gram, count her as enchanted, as she has been an honorary member of the LOE C Clan now for several weeks.

Here is the actual carriage used to make my dad pee his pants in the classic Sean Connery film, Darby O'Gill.

This tree is outside the governor's palace that has been in existence since 1608.  It is the biggest tree we have seen so far in NM.

SM was there, too.  But she mostly slept and ate.

The sunset greeted us on our way home.  This shot doesn't do the sunset justice, but it does do justice to the Echo that ran off the road trying to take a picture of it.

It was a fun night - thanks mom for your pathological planning.

Monday, August 15, 2011

It's Official...1st Day of Kindergarten

She's ready to go!!!

The three amigas ready for action

Mrs. Sims and her class waving good-bye

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Valles Caldera Before and After...

Has the dead horse been beaten too much yet?  Here are photos from the caldera at the top of the volcano we live on.  It's a huge grassy plain with it's own ecosystem at 12000 feet.  We're pretty sure Edgar Rice Burroughs lived somewhere along the rim.  These photos are from August during my dad's job interview.

And here it is after the fire...

You can clearly see where the fire ran out of fuel to the west...
The fire got so hot, it just left chalk outlines of the burnt trees...
Here is one of the roads that acted as a fire break.  Look at the right and then the left.  Amazing how the left escaped any flames.

Okay okay.  We hear

Friday, August 5, 2011

Choosing between the Avett Bros is like Choosing between my Children...

I have relieved M of her writing duties so that I, B, could write about my beloved Avett Brothers.  After a leisurely drive, the Red Rocks Amphitheater came into view.  Finally!  A venue as beautiful as Scott.

As we drove in the parking lot we came across the Pink Party Bus.  We thought it looked exciting but then we got down wind and, well, it wasn't our scene.

Once inside, we had to listen to Someone from Vermont (not their name but they were forgettable).

Look, I brought my husband with me.  He felt quite underappreciated for the entire concert.
Ah-ha!  There they are!  The Governor of Colorado's favorite band, and mine as well.  In the background are the bright lights of Denver.

Here is a close-up of the adopted Asian Avett Brother...

Here are a couple videos from the concert.  Mmmm....