Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Labor Day Picnic 9-2-13

 On Labor Day we went up in the mountains to Meeker Park picnic area.  We had some time before Randy and Joy and boys got there, so we played some horseshoes.  Our new adopted son, "Bartholomew" was with us, but he doesn't want to be pictured online.  He was probably the best horseshoe player of the morning.   He is living with us and going to college in Greeley, and we are enjoying him being in our family.  He is giving Emily piano lessons and she is loving it!
 Instead of taking pictures of all our ringers, we took pictures of the crazy landings!
 We didn't know just when Randy and Joy would arrive or if they would know exactly where to find us, since there is no cell phone signal in the mountains, so Rowen had the idea to mount our large Kodak umbrella near the entrance to the picnic area.  Sure enough, when Randy saw that umbrella, he knew to turn in!
 Jonathan was happy to see Grandpa!
Rowen, Quil, and Micah went and got the umbrella from the entrance.

   It was a beautiful day!
 Micah "stumping!"
 Randy, Joy, and Jonathan
 Quil "stumping!"
Randy and Joy brought homemade ice cream to crank!  It was sure yummy!  Randy's 28th birthday was the next day, so we enjoyed zucchini cake and ice cream in the mountains.
 The boys wanted a turn to crank.
 Joy and Jonathan
 Randy and Jonathan
  Jonathan 'high in the Rockies'
 All of us

Randy, Joy, and family
We went on up to Lily Lake near Estes Park for a hike.  (Now, two weeks later, we are so glad we got to do this fun day in the mountains, because of the flooding and road damage, it will be a long time before we get to go back.)
One of our favorite photo shooting places above Lily Lake
 The ones who were hiking the mountain trail looked down on those of us doing the easy hike around Lily Lake.
 Quil and Micah having a loving brother moment!
 Aunt Emily and her nephews
 Jonathan's birthday picture

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