Best Summer Ever, part 6. The bikes are back in town.
The hardest part of summer is making the transition from regular work into full-time summer mode. Usually there is a period of decompression time and adjusting. This year, we’re jumping right in. The weather has played along very well–as soon as we woke up Saturday morning, it looked, smelled, and felt like the middle of summer.
Alexa started off at a friend’s birthday swimming party at the Utah Pool in Aurora. This is the second party that the kids have attended at the pool and it’s always a favorite. Alexa claims to have mastered swimming and hiding underwater while opening her eyes! Well-done Alexa. While we were out shopping for a birthday gift, we decided that it was time for Alexa to step up to a new bat. She’s convinced that this bat is going to allow her to ‘knock the crap out of the ball.’ Where she picks up these endearments, I can’t imagine.
From there we rushed off to the informal end of year Ashley Elementary staff party at Denver’s beautiful City Park. Dad was too occupied with other diversions to remember to take photos, but we did manage one of Alexa and some friends enjoying the day. We stayed until the sun went down and sadly parted with our friends until later in the summer.
Tonight we are going to the kids first concert, The Cure! I’m pretty excited because I’ve never made it to see them and this is one of my bucket list concerts. I’ve never been responsible for keeping track of kids at a concert, so we’re hoping for the best ;-). After all, the kids claim that being lost is one of their favorite memories, so what’s the worst that could happen?
The great news of the day is that our bikes are repaired and ready to ride! The folks at Denver Bicycle did their usual magic and got us ready to go for the summer. We made the 1 mile trip home in a flash, which made me realize that the circumference of our available territory continues to grow.
Here are a few photos from the last couple of days, followed by a song from The Cure and a song in honor of our bikes coming back home.