July 2009

Museum Members Night

July 30, 2009

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science held a special new members night tonight.

This was a great chance to see some of the things in the museum we normally wouldn't see, including some areas that are normally closed to the public.

There was a fun game set up to get you to visit all over the museum, and our kids all loved looking for and finding the big stars that identified the correct locations.

The night was topped off by a sundae bar before leaving the museum for home. It was a fun evening.

Drew fell asleep on the drive to Denver

Human t-rex outside greeting visitors

Playing in the sands of Mars

Drew getting his hand eaten in the back areas of the museum

Cooking With Mommy

July 29, 2009

All three kids decided that they wanted to help Mommy make some food today. She, as always, was more than happy to have them help.

All three kids "helping" Mommy cook

Back Yard Swimming

July 26, 2009

On a whim, we got out the small pools in our back yard today.

The kids had a wonderful time, and Jamie got a terrible sunburn after forgetting sunscreen for himself after slathering the kids.

Alexia and the blow-up horse

Brie playing in the water

Drew splashing into the pool

Dinner in the Park

July 22, 2009

Tonight, Jamie decided that the kids should eat dinner in the "Park" in our back yard.

The kids love to eat up there every once in a while, and today was no exception.

Brie, Drew and Lexi in the "Park" eating dinner

Renaissance Festival and Colorado Springs

July 18-19, 2009

We took another short overnight trip to Colorado Springs this weekend.

Our original plans had us meeting the Kuepper Family at the Renaissance Festival on Day 1 and then all going to an outdoor worship music concert event on Day 2.

Day 1 worked as planned, but medical circumstances had us back at the North Pole instead on Day 2. It turned out to be a great trip, everyone had a great time.

Lexi feeding an animal lunch

Drew and Brie riding ponies

Kuepper Family eating lunch
(Jamie told Page right then that the photo was blog material, and here it is)

Mommy & Brie

The Whole Family

Drew and Sam swordfighting outside the main gate



Drew and Sam eating on an airplane

All three kids riding together at the North Pole

Drew and Rudolph

Cake Decorating

July 17, 2009

Tracy was testing a new cake recipe today, and decided to make it fun for the kids.

For reasons unknown to any person, Tracy let all three kids have frosting at the same time, with instructions to spread it on the cake in front of them. Jamie would never have entertained that idea.

It all worked out very well, and the kids had a blast, although Brie finished and left before being in any shots.

Please note that this is not how all the rest of the Tracy Cakes you may have eaten are prepared. (Normally it's Toby licking the frosting...just kidding...or not?)

Lexi and Drew busy decorating

Drew Loves Frosting

Was that a UFO?

July 15, 2009

You will experience a UFO sighting more often than getting a good photo of all three of our kids actually looking at the camera at the same time.

When you get one, you have to share it. So, here it is.

Rare good photo of all three kids
(looks a bit like they are hiding something, too)

Dinner on the Deck

July 8, 2009

We ate dinner outside on the deck today, and decided to snap a couple pictures.

Then, later, decided to share them on The Deba Blog.

Brie enjoying her water

Lexi and her Corn

Quintessential Summer Picture

Fourth of July BBQ

July 4, 2009

We had a small family BBQ for the 4th this year. It was a lot of fun, and good food, and it is nice to have these special family times together.

The kids loved to eat the food, and got really, really messy. It was great.

Family percussion time waiting for the meal to start

The only thing that could make this picture more "summer-y" is if it were outside

Lexi loved the corn

Drew chowing down

Sleepy Girl

July 4, 2009

It seems like every person has at least one picture of them falling asleep as a kid in a situation where one does not usually sleep.

This will be one of Lexi's pictures of such a time.

Alexia Jean

Day at the Museum

July 1, 2009

We decided to take a day trip to Denver to visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Drew has really been into space, volcanos and dinosaurs, so we figured this would be perfect for him.

We were right. All the kids had a blast, and we plan to visit again soon, especially since it made sense for us to just buy a family membership rather than just pay for a day's entry.

Three Kids and Rexy

Flying to the Moon

Drew and his image in plastic pins

Drew blissfully unaware of his imminent demise

Tired Girls waiting for Daddy to return with lunch