but now...it comes in all sorts of fancy colors and designs
and its not so utilitarian
except for the fact that I got some work done around the house while the girls created :)
we also had a milestone for my girl, who swam without holding her nose while underwater for the first time (i celebrate the small things around here)
and this shot is taken from where we sat, showing the other side, Creation Rock. the sound bounces off the rocks, making the music sound crisp and perfect.
the inside of the visitor center had a really neat hallway with history of music at Red Rocks, back to the first concerts held there in 1910, including a list of all of the performers and every year they have played.
i wanted to take my camera in at night for some concert shots and to get the views of the skyline lit up, but security put the kibosh on that. since i didnt want to get arrested so far from home, i complied.... i was pissed for a short time, but then decided it wasnt worth my energy and took some crappy shots on my ipod for the memories. they will certainly do.
to say that this weekend was amazing is an understatement.
the music - fabulous
the mountain air -magical
Coloradans - welcoming
the weekend away with my love - unforgettable
happy birthday, dave. you are my climb to safety.
so, on father's day, I found myself with 4 hours of time alone with my gals while the DH went golfing with his dad.
i knew the perfect place to take them exploring...it was an hour drive, and a place where I did a client session a few weeks ago that I kept thinking about. it did not disappoint and they found lots of little barns and sheds to call out to the leprechauns, and perfect hidden walkways to search for sleeping fairies.
little C was a tad perturbed that the leprechauns didnt answer the door...again. poor kid cant catch a break, they never seem to be home :)
but she rarely stays mad all that long and was soon hopping all around the nearby bencha few months ago, I did a client session and the little girl wore her mom's wedding dress. after Big A saw those photos, she nagged me non-stop to take mine out of the box so she could wear it. I decided against it, but came up with the second best thing...a very old, quite worn frilly dress, repurposed as a long skirt for her to run around in.
the skirt/dress is not pretty, but it served its purpose.
and then we finished off our day in eden with a picnic lunch and a trip to the mall for some new flip flops.
have a great week!
My friend tried to prepare me for what it would be like...no running water, no plumbing, waaaaaay in the woods, sleeping upstairs on cots, locks on the windows to keep bears and other animals out, etc...
she did a great job, because it was just as I had envisioned the weekend...relaxing, fun, good outdoor air and beautiful scenery.
this was camp G&W for the weekend...Big A was her usual self...being goofy and living it up in the dirtand mastering her roasted marshmallows. her technique is amazing and she gets just the right char on those suckers. trust me, I ate a lot of them.Big P kept her creative juices flowing by impromptu painting sessionsand she fully embraced our photo scavenger hunt we did on our hike.Little C was up to her usual antics and did a lot of hanging aroundand the littlest P was a true joy to spend time with...we didnt have the easiest of starts in our relationship (bad first photo shoot w/ an unhappy one year old), but she warmed up to me and I loved hanging out with herwe ended our first night by making a welcome sign for tinkerbell (because fairies live in the woods) and the girls made a few little homes for them to bunk in overnightand super delicious s'mores and a roaring fire...
we came home filthy, dirty and smelling pretty bad, but it was a great weekend and hopefully a start to a new tradition with really great friends. and, i lived to tell about it, which makes it even better.