Sunday, August 30, 2009

Breckenridge weekend trip

Friday night we were eating dinner when I said to Andy, "Lets go away this weekend." Without missing a beat, Andy replied, "Alright. Where?" Twenty minutes later we had looked online, and decided to visit Breckenridge. I can't believe we've been here almost 2 years, and never been to Breckenridge, until now.

This may be my favorite picture of Zoe -ever! She's standing in front of some poppies at a park in downtown Breckenridge. We brought gluten-free bread, almond butter and jelly with us to Breckenridge, and had picnic sandwiches for lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. -A great way to save money.

This restaurant had the most petunias I have EVER seen in one place. We didn't eat there, we just admired the flowers :-)

Zoe took this one of Andy and I.

As much as I love camping, we decided to treat ourselves to a lodge Saturday night in Breckenridge. It recently changed ownership, and needs just a little TLC, so it was a great deal. Check out the view from our room!

I loved the shutters, wicker and wood beams in the ceiling.

Another view from our room.

On one of the decks.

Gluten-free dinner at Mi Casa. The girls and I shared salads and Andy got fajitas with corn tortillas. The complimentary salsas were some of the best I've ever tasted.

Outside on our patio this morning. It was so chilly! But awesome!

Cherry taking a short break from her busy day.

We played Monopoly in the lobby Saturday night, and this morning we read books there.

It was so beautiful, and so cozy, we never wanted to leave! I hope they keep the lobby exactly the way it is!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

crafts for the airplane

Zoe and I packed her backpack today for her trip to New York. We thought it would be fun to play checkers in the plane, but we didn't think our big wooden board with glass pieces was appropriate, so we decided to make a soft set ourselves.

We got stiff felt from the craft store and cut it into about 1 inch strips. We used 8 strips of each color, following the number of squares on our wooden set.

Once we had a tight weave, I hot glued the squares around the edge, and then trimmed the excess with scissors.

Next we used our glass pieces as templates to make felt versions.

Zoe cut the felt pieces with scissors.

We also cut extra pieces to make kings.

But we couldn't stop there. Following the instructions in Zoe's book, Dragonfly and the Web of Dreams, we began a bracelet for her to finish on the plane. We also packed her two books, lots of paper and crayons, and a cd player with headphones, to listen to her High School Musical soundtrack.

Off to finish packing! :-)