We had a big, long trip to Utah in early July and a big trip to Sedona, Arizona a week or so after that so they will have to be their own posts. Here's the rest of the month.
There is a neighborhood in Longmont that has a big park in the middle of it that turns into Food Truck Monday all summer long. Live music, picnic blanket and just about any food truck choice you can imagine. Good stuff.
A trip to Denver for the Aquarium:
The girls enjoyed the entire place but were mesmerized by the mermaids of course:
Another high point were the sharks. We were told they might be fed soon so we waited...and waited...and waited...then gave up.
Face painting. These ladies used air brush paints which freaked the girls out a bit. See how tightly Caroline's fists are clenched? The puffs of scary air were not going to stop her from getting a full face of paint!:
And because I'm a sucker, I not only spent money on two full faces of paint but also forked over money to get photos with the mermaids:
Despicable Me 2. The kids really loved this one!
This picture really doesn't do the amazing double rainbow justice. It was truly beautiful:
A trip to the Butterfly Pavilion:
I think this was the first time Maggie really noticed just how many butterflies were all around us. They kept swooping at her from the bushes, walls, trees, etc. She was smiling but I could tell it was starting to scare her. She finally turned to me and said in a half nervous, half funny voice, "Mom, butterflies can be scary when they fly at you from out of nowhere!".
Many, many dance performances in the front room: