Sunday, July 19, 2009

Coloring, Bridges, and lots of screaming!






Even though the girls have now gone home (holding back sadness...) We wanted to give a final update!
We went to Canon City, Colorado, home of the worlds HIGHEST extension bridge!! Knowing well that Kenzie is terrified of heights, we drove across it. (Video up soon). The bridge deck hangs 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River, and the bridge is billed as the highest suspension bridge in the world. The Royal Gorge Railroad runs under the bridge along the base of Royal Gorge. The bridge is 1260 feet long and 18 feet wide, with a wooden walkway with 1292 planks. The bridge is suspended from towers that are 150 feet high. Scary!!!
Despite the crazy height, it was beautiful, absolutely beautiful!! The drive roundtrip was 11 hours....yikes...Kennadi did NOT take well to that. Ccce is used to road trips, but poor Kennadi didn't want to be in the car!!
In a few weeks, we're picking up Kenzie to take her white water rafting for her birthday!
Thanks for coming to visit girls!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mini Golf 'n' Fun!






We actually got a chance to go Mini Golfin!
Even though it rained a little bit, we still had a BLAST at mini golf. The girls had to be put in a stroller the whole time (she didn't like it so much.) But Stefan won, then Kenzie, then Jen, then Nick (haha). It was a great day!!

Hot Springs






We took the girls to the hot springs, and they loved it!! The girls got to experience one of Colorados golden treasures. They seemed to have a blast!
The little girls were having a lot of fights at first, but now seem to be getting along, and learning each others boundries. They now are inseperatable! They like to play together, its so fun to watch!
At the hot springs, Kennadi got to swim around to her hearts content! She loved kicking her feet in the water, and splashing Stefan!!! She giggled and laughed as she saw Cece playing around. Overall, I say the night went really well!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cousins come to play!






Today was a big day at the Ray House.... Kennadi and Kenzie Topham have ARRIVED!!
For the next 10-11 days, we will be playing and having fun non-stop!!!
So far, Kennadi has ate chocolate covered strawberries, pooped her pants, and got to go all the way to Grand Junction with her fun cousin (who is only two months older than her) Cecelia!!

The girls wore identical dresses with their hair done up in bows...they were unbelievable. They both slept the whole way there, and slept the same!! They go good together, those two. After they woke up, I turned around and asked them "How are you girls?" and Cecelia says "We Happy!!"
:) It was so cute!!

Look for more updates daily from the Ray Family with their visiting family :)


Day at the Park






Cece and Mommy decided to have a fun day at the park yesterday!!! Daddy and Nick were working in a nice subdivision called River Valley Ranch in Carbondale yesterday, so Mommy and Cece tagged along!
Stroller and picnic in tow, they went to a nearby park called Orchard Park.
Cecelia loves playing outside! She eventually was able to climb up the playground with no help, and kept going down the slide exclaiming "WEEEEE!!" With big smiles on her face. She definitely wore herself out... We played for two whole hours! Afterwords, Cecelia really slept!!
We went to dinner with Anna and Eric Kulberg, and Cece had to be woken up for dinner-- which she was simotaneously happy and unhappy about...once she ate Anna's wonderful sphagetti, she seemed happy to have been awoken!!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fourth of July and Salt Lake!





Friends and Family-
We're happy to say we had a great and safe Fourth of July this year. We celebrated with our two great friends Chance, Pam and their son Calvin. It was a great day!
We started by going to Aspen to catch the parade (which we missed, lol) and then we drove up to Ashcroft, a ghost town up by Aspen. It rained on and off, but overall was great!!!
We barbequed, and had a blast! Cecelia loved the fireworks! She kept saying "WOW!!" she was super excited, it made the whole experience better.

The following day, we decided we wanted to road trip somewhere--- so we chose Salt Lake City, Utah. Since Nick and Stefan had never been (Jen lived there with her mom). So we drove to the Great Salt Lake-- which was awesome as well. The water was so clear (but it made the cut on my foot hurt...)
Overall, its been a great weekend!!