Monday, March 22, 2010

Weekend Recap

WOW - What a weekend!!  We had a GREAT weekend!  An AMAZING weekend even!!  Seriously we needed it.  Our Saturday started off with finding a Harry Potter marathon on ABC Family!!  Yah!!

We love Harry Potter at our house!  We don't have any memorbilia or anything but we do have one or two of the xBox games.  When Hubby and I first started dating we saw the second Harry Potter and we used to sit around with AM playing Harry Potter on xBox we finished one or two of the games.  It was a lot of fun, so Harry Potter has a lot of nastalgia for us.  This was the first time LD has seen Harry Potter.  I would have thought it would too scary for her but our neighbor told me it is her daughters favorite movie.  Her daughter is six (6) months older than LD.  They also came to LD's birthday and one of the gifts they gave her was Candy Land.  So while watching HP we laid on the floor and played Candy Land with LD.

When you look at the package you can see it is for ages 3+ but I honestly would have never thought to buy it for her.  We had a great time playing.  I will be on the lookout for other age appropriate family board games.  We pretty much lazed around the rest of Saturday.

On Sunday we went to the early service and after service hubby took LD on a winter walk, I went to youth group, AM went to her youth group and AL stayed in the nursery.  LD saw this winter walk on Nick Jr.  A daddy took his daughter on a winter walk and found sticks and pine cones and other natural things and she has talked about it all winter long.  So hubby announced Sunday morning that this would probably be the last chance he had to take LD on her winter walk.  He took her to Helen Hunt Falls a gorgeous park in Cheyenne Canyon.  One of the great aspects of living in Colorado Springs - all of the wilderness/nature.  Here are some of the photos he took with his phone.

Once LD and hubby came back AM and I left and went down to Manitou to eat at the Mate Factor. 
We have to drive by Garden of the Gods to get there.
 So we stopped to take some pictures.  Manitou is a cute little town nestled into the base of Pikes Peak.  The mountain behind the Garden of the Gods in the picture.  The Mate Factor is a cafe run by The Twelve Tribes.  If you are interested you should read a little more about them.  The items they seel in their cafes are natural and raised on their farms, sourced naturally or they bake them fresh (even the breads and chips).  They do not have a huge menu but everything is delicious!!  I had the tuna melt and a peach mate and AM had the turkey sandwich with an apple juice.  Here is the website with the cafe locations.  My father in-law attended college with one of the elders and we were invited to his daughters wedding.  It was very interesting and fun.  Very family oriented which was nice to see.  Tomorrow I will try to post some of the great photo's AM and I took while out.  Something is not right with my computer so I can't get anything to load or resize.

Hope everyone has a great week!


  1. LD and I had a great winter "aventure"! We almost couldn't make it down from the top of the falls--all the steps were iced over. So LD found a way down next to the steps. She slid down the last part while holding my hand and she was laughing and loving it.

  2. Whew! You wore me out with your weekend. What a great daddy-that walk looks so much fun! Love the one of her grrring bear face.