Denver Mini Vacation

Sometime in June I started to feel the itch to get out. I’d been in SD too long and needed a trip, even a little mini trip to ease my soul. My first proposal was to Chad “lets go to Denver, take the kids to the zoo, do some shopping” but the mere thought of that stressed Chad out. I understand, we have 3 kids now, but any short lived stress seemed worth the experience to me. Chad was out but I wasn’t. I’d driven with 2 kids alone and figured 3 wouldn’t be much different, maybe some new challenges but nothing I couldn’t handle. Though, it did sound lonely just me and 3 kids so I thought it best and I mean BEST to invite my sister. It worked out even better than I imagined because she deals with my kids amazingly well, helping a ton, plus who wouldn’t want to go shopping with their sister? Just like old times in AZ only adding in 3 crazy boys.

I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat.┬áThere was some stress involved but the memories that are taken away from trips like these make a life. Harper still tells people about going to Denver and both boys now jump in any elevator they get into, high speed or not.

 

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This week marked Willem’s first road trip. We traveled to Sioux Falls. It was a great trip, very little crying. The way there included a long stop at Cabela’s where Harper had too much fun playing Big Buck Hunter.

 
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Willem's belated 6 month photo
Willem’s belated 6 month photo
Heading out, 2 kids, 3 days

Heading out, 2 kids, 3 days

What 95% of a 6 hour drive across SD looks like

What 95% of a 6 hour drive across SD looks like

Helping Chad study

Helping Chad study

How Harper felt about Cabelas

How Harper felt about Cabelas

How Willem felt about Cabelas

How Willem felt about Cabelas

How we ride

How we ride

Harper and daddy going for a walk at a scenic stop in Buffalo Pass (or Grass?) NP

Harper and daddy going for a walk at a scenic stop in Buffalo Pass (or Grass?) NP

bathroom break, no shoes needed

bathroom break, no shoes needed