Archive for June 7th, 2012

a week at neena’s…

jaz had a good week:  the end of the year party, the girl scout pool party and then the rio roca ranch expedition!

next up?  a week at her neena’s!

so after our sunday morning run (w/ jasper on her bike, of course), we rush back to pack up the girl and head out!

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she was so ready to go that she went to pack the car before we were quite ready.

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slow down there, kiddo!

one of mom’s goddaughters, lindsay (she is 7 or 8 years old, i think) will be out at mom’s place this week and jaz is very excited about having a play mate!

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we meet mom about 1/2 way between her place and ours so nobody has to drive too far.

jasper was super ready for pool time, horses, lindsay and neena and us?  well, jon and i were super ready for quietness, open-ended hours, date nights and running in the morning together.

‘course as i write up this post, it’s been several days of all that good stuff and honestly, i am ready to have our super-charged 5 & 1/2 year old back again…  but maybe i can manage two more days…  a girls night tomorrow night and another date night w/jon on saturday night might help pass the jasperless-time, don’t you think?

still…  quiet house.  too, too quiet.

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a day at rio roca ranch…

jon and jasper went out to the rio roca ranch last weekend while i was stuck at work.

yep, totally stuck.

they took a guided tour of the architecture on the site and then headed off to town to check out some more architecture.

jasper was the only kiddo but she did great – kept the adults entertained when she could and kept quiet and observant when she needed to.

‘cuz she is awesome, that’s why.

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the main road in to the ranch was lined with ranchesque sculptures…

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a girl just hanging out.

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climbing the rocks around the buildings.

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they wander the historic town of albany (which is, apparently very picturesque) and hit the museums there.

they also get ice cream – which jon sends me a picture of while i am at the shop.

i vicariously enjoyed the ice cream as well…  miles and miles away.

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there are my peeps!  (and the found object horse is pretty cool too)…

they had a good day exploring!