March of Dimes

Yesterday was our March of Dimes walk and as usual it was so much fun! This year Josh and I decided to bring Alyssa since she is big enough to make it through the walk now and after all we want our daughter to experience these great events and to help others.
The morning started extra early but in good spirits (well Josh had to use some magic to bring Lyss up to a good mood as she wanted to stay in bed with her teddy bear…she is NOT a morning person lol)

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But after daddy worked his magic and we mention her friend Ari would be there she was ready to go!

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I was so proud of the girls…even though Lyss hikes with us there is usually more distractions on a hike and with the walk they seemed to realize how long we were truly walking. About half way done Lyss & Ari started asking for a piggyback ride…I prolonged them riding it out by telling them as soon as we get to the street they could have a ride (sneaky mommie…we never crossed a street…he he he) but in the last stretch the art of distraction faltered and they realized that they still didn’t get their piggyback ride so I saddled up and started giving Lyss a ride but the moment that Josh offered to give Ari a ride Lyss almost jump off my back and became very protective & kinda got in a “hey that’s MY daddy” attitude (hate to see the jealously when she gets older lol) and even though I offered to carry Ari, Josh just laughed at the girls both wanting him to carry them and offered to carry them both which was pretty darn cute to watch my wonderful hubby be superman and make the girls giggle with delight that they were both getting carried by Lyssa’s awesome, goofball of a dad.

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After we got done with the walk we hung out and let the girls get their faces painted

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Then they play on the bounce house and slide (weird their legs were no longer tired lol)

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And finally Ari & Lyss rode the ponies, which was so cool because this was Ari’s first pony ride…she was SOOOO excited!

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I am looking forward to continuing to raise money for the babies and for next years walk with my family.
For 75 years, the March of Dimes has helped babies get a healthy start in life. March for Babies makes this work possible. The money raised will support programs that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and will fund research to prevent premature birth and birth defects.

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Alyssa Hope (1 Day old)

First Hike of 2013

So Alyssa, Josh and I took our good friends Paul and Tracie on their first ever hike today to Seven Bridges. The day was beautiful in the upper 50s and the trails were pretty clear with only little patches of snow here and there.

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Us playing around on the walk in route to the trail head.

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Taking a break to do some amateur rock climbing.

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Thank you Paul and Tracie for sharing today with us, we had a blast! We are thankful for another healthy happy day and being able to share it with good company! πŸ™‚

Hot Air Balloon Festival

My parents always tried to take us to things that were unique and memorable and as a parent I have tried to do this with my daughter. So on Saturday my husband and I woke her up at 4am, bundled her up, drove to Springs and watched the hot air balloon festival together as a family. Afterwards she spotted the bounce house village and was excited to see there was Mystery Machine bounce house lol. Overall I would say that today was amazing and one for our photo album to keep for precious memories.

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Threesixfive – Day 75

Happy Mothers Day!!

Mommy, I love you
For all that you do.
I’ll kiss you and hug you
‘Cause you love me, too.
You feed me and need me
To teach you to play,
So smile ’cause I love you
On this Mother’s Day.

Today we celebrated mommies day with family who came from near and far to enjoy my dad’s tasty BBQ
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Threesixfive – Day 67

Today we decided to relax and take it easy so we headed to the Nature Center with Ranger in the back barking the whole ride there. When we arrived Lyssa was definitely not happy when she realized that we didn’t bring her bike however, Β when she saw where we were headed her attitude quickly changed. LOL like her being in her swimsuit wasn’t the first clue. We spent the day at the river, Lyssa and I built a sand/dirt castle, Ranger played fetch with a stick in the awesome ice-cold river, and of course Lyssa made a new friend before we left…of course our little princess found a frog! But at least she didnt’ try kissing it lol. And now before Lyssa passes out….daddy has her out on the back patio making smores over the grill as we wait for the super moon’s appearance tonight πŸ™‚