My Trip to Colorado, Chapter 1, Book 1
Hello, if you are reading this, I suggest you shut this book. Unless you want to hear about all the things I do. Let me fill you in. I am the brother of the quints and a sister named Kaiya. If you don’t know what quints are, they are when FIVE babies are all born at once. So video people come and video us. You might think “Wow, you’re famous” or you might think “Duh!”
This summer we went to Colorado. It took us 15 hours of crying, poopy diapers and Dora. So we set off. We were doing good until a thunder storm hit! Me and my sister got worried, so we took out our Book of Mormons and opened to a random page. Kaiya found a good verse. We both read it with a flashlight and said a prayer. Soon the rain stopped and there was less thunder. When we got there, we jumped into our pj’s and hopped into our beds.
In the morning, our grandma gave us show boxes with stuff. We gobbled down our breakfast and threw on our Sunday clothes. Even though we were in a hurry, we still got there late. I had an awesome class. We talked about David and Saul. Then we hitched up and went home. When we arrived at our grandma’s house. We gulped down our lunch and I played with a helicopter.
After dinner, we hurried to bed. In the morning, I felt refreshed. I decided to play LEGOs so I did. A few minutes later, I had a serious thought. I decided that doing my math was a better idea than doing LEGOs, so I finished my math. It took a while, but it was worth it.
We swallowed our breakfast and I ran upstairs to read. I love reading. It’s just a thing you get addicted to for me. In fact, I read so much my mom takes away the privilege of reading. It is a spectacularly awesome thing to me, so I never let my book go to book jail. You are probably like me because you are reading the one and only copy of this book.
Today we get to go to the dinosaur tracks. Knowing that makes me feel great—a momentary feeling that you only feel at certain times. For me it’s when you have something special happen to you, like getting baptized. At the baptism, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. When we got there [to the dinosaur tracks], we had to park in the dirt because there was a gate that only authorized people could pass, so we had to walk the rest of the way. A few minutes later we exhaustedly arrived. The prints were big—well big compared to our feet.
Afterwards we had a picnic. In the place we found for our picnic, there were grapes growing. We had so much fun.
Kaiya, Kyndall, Kaydence, Rustin, Riley, Ryder and Kassidy
Afterwards we went to Red Rock. Red Rock is a place where there are really big rocks! We got to go 7000 feet high! We took loads of pictures.
Kyndall, Grandpa Wilkinson, Ryder, Kaydence, Riley, Rustin, Kaiya, Grandma Wilkinson and Kassidy
When we finally, exhaustedly, thirstily, but definitely made it home, we had dinner. After dinner an amazing surprise came over our house. We discovered there was a rainbow. I immediately took out my handy video camera and videoed it lots. You might think “Oh, a rainbow.” Or you might think “WOW!” It wasn’t a normal rainbow--it was a full one!
Me and Kaiya jumped in our beds and slept in. In the morning my mind was not processed. I knew that because I tried to do my math, but failed. My brain was still tired, so I did LEGOs. LEGOs are a thing that many people like, but if you don’t like LEGOs than you won’t understand until you play with them. It would be quite understandable because most people who would actually bother to read this would probably be girls, but I’m not sure. I’ll actually probably be reading this to my children in the future. Speaking of the future, in the future you might do anything…all you can do is guess. I want to be an author. Did you notice that word “want”? I want to be an author, but that doesn’t mean that I will. So after I played LEGOs, I had a waffley breakfast. After breakfast, we went to the Horton’s.
Now, you are probably expecting something different, but I haven’t written in a long time---well let’s say two days---so I’m still at Colorado. You might be thinking, “What about the Hortons?” or you might be thinking, “This is just a dumb thing to get the reader’s attention.” WHAT? See--you might have seen that and thought, “I have to read more to see what that was all about.” So you read on. Or you might have just read on thinking what a great book this is. I think you should just forget about the Hortons because I forgot to write about them. I mean I have been very busy with math and other stuff like going to the zoo today.
Visit with the Hortons! Liz, Kaydence, Kaiya, Kassidy, Riley, Ryder, Megan, Rustin, Megan's friend Sedona, and Kyndall. Liz was one of my dearest friends who helped me out a ton when the quints were born. On the quint's first birthday, she moved to Colorado Springs :-( We have really missed her!
The quints found the bird bath in the backyard and were very occupied making "baby food"
Everyone also loved the big hammock! I am only sad I didn't get a chance to try it out.
All the kids! Colorado was SO beautiful! By the end of our trip, I was ready to trade in the hot, humid Texas weather and move there :-) I just had to keep reminding myself that it snows in Colorad during the winter, and winter in Texas is awesome!
Stay tuned for pictures of the zoo, and everything else that Riley didn't write about :-)