Mommy and I walked to the Post one day. It'd been awhile since we'd been there. Inside, we found a small box addressed to us. With much excitement, we opened it.
Can I drink out of this?
What is this? It's Jerry and Julie!
I think I like them.
They brought a friend. He is a moose named Jonkle. I think I'll take a nibble.
They don't taste very good.
Jerry sat on my shoulder. Maybe he was trying to tell me a secret.
Bath time! Jerry and Julie got a bath in the sink while I got a bath in the tub.
Tine Tales at the library. We listened to stories and sang songs.
This is my mom and me with our new friends. We're going for a hike up Larry Creek. Mom takes me out of the pack so I can practice walking.
Jerry, Julie and Jonkle can practice walking too.
Mommy took us to a basket ball game. We thought it was lots of fun.
We especially liked the marching band.
I help Mommy with the laundry. Jerry, Julie and Jonkle were helping too but you can't see them because they're lost in the clean towels.
We went to visit Paul. He's our pharmacist. I really like Paul. He teaches me fun things like "high 5" and "knucks".
After I went to bed one night, Mommy took our company to the fire hall. I like to go to the fire hall too but I was too tired to come along this time. The people there are nice to me. Here Jerry, Julie and Jonkle are hanging out on the pump panel of one of the pumper trucks.
They looked at a fire extinguisher.
The fire extinguisher was strapped to the back of a big truck.
Can you find them?
They were hiding in the dump spout of the water tender.
Here, they are checking out one of the ladders on the truck.
They were excited to climb into the truck and peek out the front window.
Perched on a hose reel.
Wow, this hose is kinda dirty!
Taking a rest on Mommy's helmets.
HOORAY!! After forevers we get to host the bugs!!! As narrated by Everit... No sherioushly. he said all this stuff!
"Mom...maybe we shouldn't open scary brown packages?"
"Ah what the Heck... WHATS inside?!?!?!?"
"OMG Like...for serious? This is a FREAKING ELMO CUP! DUDE! MOM!!! OMG!!!"
"This tastes exactly how I thought it would... Elmo is SO NOMS. How does it look on me? Is this my color?"
"Ummm this is GIRL stuffs! TADA? Cuteness has arrived? Oh pleeze! Nothing is cuter than me!" (Thank you Sarah! What an adorble little onsie! Praying I have a girl to put it on lol!)
"Mom, when you said Jerry and Julie and Jonkles I thought it was a KISS cover band... SO not the same thing"
"Oh I get it now... you gonna tie me up with this when I am BAD!!! Medevil torture device disguised as friendly infant toys! What a cruel world this is!"
(Squidman quoted) "How many babies have touched this???? "
(After MUCH convincing the bugs were not here to torture him) "Yeah ok. They are kinda cute. Oooh and cuddly too! My friends!!!!"
So we decided to take the bugs to our own national treasure.. the COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT! It is literally in our backyard... a beautiful area that has been carved out by the Very hand of God! Everit was ummmm... lets just say not in the best mood ever. Suprise Suprise! So we snapped as many pics as we could lol... at least the bugs enjoyed themselves!
The critters land Stinky loaded up and ready to roll!
Squidman all set too! Isn't he just so handsome? Once you get past that dorky look on his face...
We had to go to the World of Wally to pick up some provisions...Everit was DONE sharing his cart with the bugs... and the moose.
Next stop we got some Go Go juice for the Hoot ride. I made the bugs clean the windows....
... AND pump the gas. NO free rides in the Benson Family!
About 10 long minutes later we reach our destination!!!
Julie insisted we get a map...Jerry and Jonkles said they had "insectistinks" that could navigate us anywhere.... Julie won.
Hey! There IS a light at the end of the Tunnel!!
After a loong ear popping ride to the top (7,000 ft!) we stopped at the Glade Park store to get some refreshments and stretch our legs a bit! (This is my good side)
Jerry just HAD to ride the Rocking cow!
We cruise on to adventure! One of about 3 billion trails up there...
I told em if they didnt stop horsing around the Abominable Snowman was gonna EAT EM! They didnt listen.. then they saw the cliff... I was to afeerd to take a pic, but that babu went STRAIGHT down off that fenceline!
Jonkles seemed to enjoy the scenery the most... he said "It reminds me of home there, ay!"
We stopped at the visitors center to wee... and shop! But mostly wee....
Everit picks a book to read... Dinosaurs RAWR!
The bugs pick a few souveniers of their own! They have a caffeine addiction, by the way.
We toured the little museum while we were there... Did you know that the first Brachiosaurus skeleton ever discovered was right there on the Monument?
"Open the door, get on the floor! Everybody walk that dinosaur!"
Leaving the Monument....
Ill do one more short goodbye installment then they will be on their way!