Melanie visits us for labor day

Clare, Meg, and Melanie
Clare, Meg, and Melanie
Melanie came to visit us over labor day weekend, which was really nice. We had a fun time hanging out together. Melanie and Clare got massages on Saturday, then we spend most of the rest of the day just hanging out. In the evening we went over to Tao’s house for Smores.
Clare and Spencer in the garden of the gods
Clare and Spencer in the garden of the gods

Sunday we went down down to Colorado Springs with the hope of taking the train up to Pike’s Peak. Unfortunately it was packed on Labor Day weekend, and we couldn’t get on the train, and had a terrible time finding a parking spot to have lunch. We did see some of the Garden of the Gods. It was actually our first trip down to Colorado Springs. Now that we know our way around a bit better, we will have to try again on a weekend which isn’t so busy.

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Grandparents Felty visit again

Spencer, Grandma, and Grandpa on the steam locomotive
Spencer, Grandma, and Grandpa on the steam locomotive
The grand Feltys came to visit us the last weekend in August. Phil and Betty came over to celebrate Fran’s birthday. Spencer was very excited about the cake we got from Das Meyer, and then proceeded to eat about one tiny bite. He seems very excited about the idea of cake lately, but doesn’t actually like eating it that much.
Harold holding Meg
Harold holding Meg

Saturday morning Clare flew out to Ohio for a bridal shower. The rest of us went to the Colorado Railroad Museum. We didn’t know it ahead of time, but they were laying new track that day. That was pretty exciting. We watched them work on the track for at least 30 minutes. They had some big dump trucks and front-loaders, which Spencer enjoyed very much. We also got to ride the steam engine twice!

We were fortunate that both kids took long naps Saturday and Sunday afternoon at the same time! This allowed me time to can some more salsa Saturday afternoon while the kids and the grandparents were napping. We got a bumper crop of tomatoes this year!

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Meg’s six month stats

Smiley Meg
Smiley Meg
Yesterday was Meg’s six month checkup. She is growing quickly. She only cried for a minute or two when she got her shots. We are so lucky to have such happy, healthy kids. She is working really hard on being able to crawl. She has been scooting backwards for several weeks now, but still can’t get the forward motion down. I think she is eager to keep up with her big brother. She watches his every move! Spencer continues to be really sweet to Meg 99% of the time.

Megs’s 6 months stats:
category value percentile
weight 17 lbs, 14 oz 80
height 26 inches 46
head circumference 16.7 inches 47
BMI 18.9