Another week has flown by. Week-ends go even faster. And it has been a weird one for sure.
Remember the wonderful, mild summer we had in Colorado? It was so great, but the whole time I kept thinking that it might be the precursor to a tough winter. According to the last few days, that may be the case. Normally, at this time in October, we're enjoying Indian summer (is that still okay to say?), with wonderful colors, cool mornings, crisp nights, warm days.
I'm not sure where it came from, but a storm blew in with a vengeance, along with totally record breaking temperatures. Yesterday's 16 degree morning temp broke a record made in 1905 - and we're talking a REALLY broken record - the previous record low was 25. We woke up to an inch or two of snow as well. The girlies had spent the night and they were pretty excited when they looked out the windows.
It was so cold that they didn't stay out too long, but they enjoyed a short time of very crisp air and making a few snow angels. The strangest thing, though, was that when DC shoveled off the little bit of snow from the driveway, it was primarily leaves that had fallen during the night.
When I went to the gym, I got a kick out of these two guys advertising 50% off day at the ARC thrift store - with great costumes keeping them warm -
When I got back from the gym (and a shopping spree at the above mentioned ARC store, picking up some great bargains), the leaves were pouring off our three Marshall seedless ash trees like rain - I am so sorry I didn't think to snap a picture. I've never seen anything like it. They are now barren and there is at least a two inch covering of leaves on the lawn and patio.
So much for enjoying the beauty of the colors in our back yard - they didn't even have a chance to change. So strange. The good news is that we're supposed to be back into the 60s by the end of the week.
While I was gone to the gym and the unplanned shopping spree, DC was home with the four girls. They had a great time systematically destroying any semblance of order in my house. One of the favorite things the twins enjoy -- totally dismantling a box of Kleenex. Only one of the culprits stayed around long enough for a picture. Does that look say guilty or what??
What could be better than Sponge Bob and a snack??
Feisty has spent a lot of time drawing and cutting lately. Kindergarten has changed her dramatically. She was drawing a picture of herself the other day. When she finished it she said, "Look Grandma, here's a picture of me with my nipples." I did a double take until I realized she meant "dimples." Whew!!
Then Care Bear also caught me off guard. We must have been talking about babies when she hit me with THE QUESTION - "How do babies get in the mommy's tummy?" I choked as I told her that wasn't something I was prepared to discuss with her at this time, nor was it my place to do so. She said, "My friend, Hailey, knows and she told me, 'You don't want to know!'" Oh, my word. I couldn't believe it. So cute. But scary, too. Her friend Hailey is only 9.
She hit me with another zinger that tickled me. "Grandma, if you get a brain freeze from ice cream, do you get a brain roast from hot food?"
Finally, I thought you might enjoy these great shots DC took on a summer Sunday afternoon hike around Sprague Lake.
Have a wonderful week!