Saturday, September 29, 2012

Mt. Falcon Birthday Hike

We celebrated, last Sunday the 23rd, grandma's birthday with a birthday hike on Mt. Falcon. 
First we stopped off at The Blue Cow for some nourishment (aka lunch) and then it was hiking we went. It was a LONG hike too and the kiddos (overall) manned up and did great.

                        Can you spy a lizard?                                                    The kids did!

 Lijers is pretty fast! 

 Up the mountain to the super cool lookout and birthday cake! 

 The many faces of Ella. The "tebowing" was all her idea! This kid cracks me up! 

 Can you spy the great city of Denver?

 The hike to the castle was so peaceful and serene. 
I looked up the history of this "castle" and it seems that the Walker family wanted this to be the second "summer" white house for the presidents! You can read the whole story here if you are so inclined. 
It is an amazing story.

 It was a very wonderful day with wonderful family members! We are so blessed! 
Happy Birthday Grandma! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Devils Head Hike

 Last Saturday afternoon we headed out to go hiking and it was SO much fun! We drove about an hour to get there and it took a little over an hour to hike to the top. 
Overall the kids did great- we got a little complaining from the twins on the way up- it was pretty hard! 
But the HUGE rocks were a hit and so cool to scramble around on, that they soon forgot about the hardness of the hike.

 When you get to the top of the mountain, you climb these red stairs (that are so steep and scary!)  and you are at the very tippy top of the rocks. They say that you can see 100 miles in every direction- the pictures do NOT do it justice! It was beautiful! God is SUCH an amazing Creator and I feel so blessed that He allows me to enjoy His wonders!

 This cute old man works at the fire station and has for the last several decades. He has spotted well
over 20 forest fires and called them in- pretty cool. He lives at the top of the mountain 5 days a week in this awesome little cabin at the bottom of the red stairs. His name is Ranger Bill.

 So thousands of ladybugs migrate to the top of the mountain and my kids were in awe.