Thursday, July 1, 2010

Delicious Fun

This past weekend we headed up the canyon to Winter Park, CO for the Chocolate Festival! This was the perfect place for us...a live band for the boys and loads of chocolate samples for us!

We also got to meet America's favorite gum chewer Violet Beauregarde from the movie Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory! I got her to sign my DVD case right by Mike Tee Vee's autograph. (Yep I'm a dork!)
The boys got a kick out of the Oompa-Loompas!
I think everyone should have a chocolate fountain at their house. The boys enjoyed dipping pretzels & doughnuts!

We sat and watched for a train by this really old tunnel. Of course one came 10 minutes after we walked away! We had a wonderful time and got to try a lot of really great chocolates! We will for sure be heading back up next year!
On another day we went up a different canyon and had a picnic lunch and went for a little hike. Avrey LOVES to be held so thank heavens for the baby carriers.
The hike was less then a mile but you would have thought we were making the boys cross the plains. I guess we need to work on our hiking skills!
It was a warm day so we got the boys hair wet and let them sit in the shade for a bit. Kaden was not a big fan of the wet hair and wore his sweatshirt the rest of the way! It has been a lot of fun exploring so many beautiful new places!
Today is a monumental day for our family! Today is Dr. LeCheminant's first day of work at the Denver VA hospital! After 4 years he is finally getting paid instead of paying them!! This is the hospital Jeff will spend most of his time at over the next three years.


S said...

wow - i want to go to the choc festival! yay for jeff getting paid - congrats dr lechem! said...

Ok, I'm FOR SURE coming to the Chocolate festival next year!! I'm glad you're having so much fun, can't wait to come in September!!

Sarah said...

Um, a chocolate festival? Denver is where it's at! :) That is definitely my kind of festival! It looks absolutely beautiful there, I'm glad you guys are loving it!

A little Birdie... said...

Hey found your blog! So I'm seriously SO jealous that you got to go to the chocolate festival! Looks like so much fun!!

hortonhome said...

Wow I can't decide what I am more jealous about....the chocolate or Violet??? I can't believe you met her!!

I sometimes think you are Laura....or maybe Laura just wishes that she was you!!

Looks like you guys had a great time. Glad you live in a new place that has good stuff :)