Sunday, December 6, 2009
We have so much to be thankful for this year to include our wonderful families. My mom and dad came out to Colorado on Thanksgiving Day and brought the beautiful Texas weather with them. Thanksgiving and the Friday after were in the mid-sixties and we made the most of it by spending a lot of time outside at parks, sitting on the back porch and going to Boulder.
Elizabeth loves going to the park and the more people to go down the slide with, the better. After grandma and grandpa went down the slide about 10 times, they figured out that Elizabeth would still be entertained if they just stood at the top of the slide instead of at the bottom. You see, Elizabeth will continue to ask you over and over and over again to go down the slide with her until you give in. She goes down all by herself but enjoys the company. I think she needs a playmate. Hey! How about a little baby brother!
On Saturday, we headed up to Pearl Street in Boulder. The highlights for Elizabeth were the rocking pig outside a store, an ice cream cone (I've never seen anyone devour ice cream like Elizabeth) and her butterfly balloon hat! We found a great place for lunch, the West End Tavern, and the highlight for dad and Jan was the Odel's Bourbon stout. They liked it so much that (1) Jan tracked it down at a specialty liquor store so that they can have it again the next time my dad visits (I must mention that a bottle of this been costs more than most bottles of wine we purchase) and (2) we had to go back to the tavern this weekend for seconds. . . and they were out.
Elizabeth does not understand locations yet so the entire time we were in Boulder, she asked us "where is my boulder?" So we found this big boulder to take a picture but Elizabeth was not convinced. She kept saying that this is not a boulder, this is a rock!