A Fuller Week

Last Friday it was supposed to be in the 70's, so I had told the boys the day before we would go up to the mountains after lunch. The day ended up being colder because of winds and clouds...but we went up the Foothills Parkway to Look Rock.
It's only like a half mile hike...so easy on little legs...

The top of the tower was FREEZING so we didn't stay up there very long, but even with the clouds the moutains were still beautiful...And Rylan, Cale and Cohen ran up and down the tower about 4 times before we walked back down to the parking lot.

We also stopped at another overlook along the parkway to explore and eat a snack....and in reality the boys were much more interested in this view (the city)

Than this view...

What is it about counting how many water towers you see that is so exciting?

The UPS truck also dropped off our new books....

and I loved that they each took one of 2 out of the stack and went off to look at them. We are only on day 2, and sometime once we've gotten farther along I'll post my review of Moving Beyond the Page.

On to Saturday....

We are now the proud owners of 4 of these little race tracks.... I love the free workshops from Lowes and Home Depot (this one was from Home Depot) and if your kids like to build things you should really go to them....they're free!

Today I didn't get to take many pictures, but I feel like we got a ton accomplished. Sometimes I feel like we completely waste Paul's off days...
Todays started off at about 9:30 when a friend of Paul's delivered a load of topsoil and compost.
We didn't get enough- but enough to fill one section of the above garden and all of my strawberry patch. You can see Rylan in the background of the picture with the shovel. He worked so hard. His brothers gave up, or played around a lot, but he worked. Shoveled the soil into the wheel barrow. Watered all my raspberry plants as I transplanted them along the fence. Pulled Cohen and Lakin around in the wagon while Paul and I worked in the hen house.
Tomorrow I should get my strawberries and blueberries in the mail. Hopefully the weather holds out long enough for me to get them in the ground.


  1. We went on a field trip this past Saturday it was so cold due to the chilly wind but it was 70 degrees outside. The weather can be so weird.

    Love the garden!

  2. Wow...that is a full week. Well, at least it makes a full blog entry. Says the mom who feels accomplished if I have given a spelling test and put a load in the wash. =)

  3. Hi Sadie,
    Just wanted to drop in and say hello been kind of busy around the house sorry haven't emailed you or gotten back to ya, the books you bought look great. Your hike looked absolutely majestic, fun and just overall beautiful and the garden looks great, can't wait to see your strawberry patch.


  4. What a beautiful week. That tower looks like such fun! The soil store is one of my favorite places. ;)

    I will have to check out those home depot classes again. We haven't been to one in years.


  5. Hope you're having a great weekend! See my blog for the award I've passed on to you. :)