when Granny and Papa were here

My parents came to visit and we packed as much into the short time they were here as we could.  Right after we picked them up from the airport we packed lunch and headed to Castlewood Canyon for a hike to the “rock forts” as my kids call them.

papa hiking with the boys

up in a little cave

along the cliff

scaling the cliff


fun rocks


Granny, Papa, Eva

hiker dog

these two are so serious

hiking down

The next day our sweet Logan got baptized.  He planned the service himself, picked the songs, made phone calls to his Primary teacher and our Home Teacher for talks, asked his sister and piano teacher to give prayers.  Barry baptized him and he asked my dad to confirm him.  It was so sweet and beautiful and a wonderful reflection of Logan and who he is and who he loves at this time in his life.

baptism day

I’m kicking myself that I didn’t get a picture and Logan and Papa together.

On the last day their flight didn’t leave until 9:00 pm, so we had some adventures that day too.  The weather was perfect for visits to Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks.

Our tour guide Dan-o-saurus took us back 150 million years to touch some stegosaurus bones.  You can then the bones from the rest of the rock because of their color, texture, and taste (so Jonah licked the rock).

touch stegasaurus bones

Here are some dinosaur foot prints from underneath.

dino footprint from underneath

Logan is being stepped on by an apatosaurus.

Logan being stepped on by an apatasaurus

the sign

iguanadon footprints!!

Back in the 1930s when they were building Alameda Highway they uncovered this field of iguanadon foot prints.  The footprints are colored in with charcoal to make them more visible.  Pretty amazing, huh?

little Hunter with a baby inguanadon footprint

the field of dinosaur footprints at Dinosaur Ridge

We made a quick stop at Red Rocks to see it, then wandered around Ikea for lunch on the way home.

at Red Rocks

We love you Granny and Papa!  It was so fun to have you here.  See you again soon!


2 thoughts on “when Granny and Papa were here

  1. How wonderful! I love the great pictures and seeing your cute family. So great to see Randy and Diana with their grand kids.

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