Saturday, September 4, 2010

More Pics From Our Trip to Colorado

Every time we go to Denver, my in-laws talk about going to a Mexican restaurant called "Casa Bonita". They have always maintained that the food was nothing to write home about, but the experience is worth doing at least once. We have had it on our list of things to do several times, but somehow never got around to it...until this trip. The food was, as predicted, not great, but we had a lot of fun there! There were cliff divers and entertainers that performed throughout dinner, a Mariachi band that walked around taking requests and multiple rooms filled with arcade games.

At the entrance to Casa Bonita---the way it looks on the outside is so deceiving---it is HUGE on the inside!

Our party was too big, so we had to split. Grandma Wilkinson, Riley and Kaiya took one table and Grandpa, the quints and I took the other table.

Kyndall, Kaydence, and Kassidy. We asked the Mariachi band to sing a birthday song for the quints since they had recently turned three. They weren't quite sure what to think about the performance.

Ryder and Rustin with the band in the background.

All the kids watching the cliff divers

In the maze of rooms in the restaurant, we found a banquet room (unused at the time) with a stage. The quints immediately got up and started to perform.

Dynamite Dancers

Ski-ball was one of the few games that the quints could actually play, only they didn't quite get the concept of keeping the balls in their own lanes.

Grandma Wilkinson, Kassidy, Ryder, Rustin and Kaydence

Grandma Wilkinson with Riley--they managed to play the game just right to win 50 tickets.

Jayson's brother, Joel, and his family recently moved from Texas to Colorado Springs. Joel has since been deployed to Afghanistan, but we went down to Ft. Carson to visit my sister-in-law, Tobi, and her kids Alec and Cora. While we were there, we took a walk in the magnificent nearby "Garden of the Gods".

Rustin, Kaydence, Kassidy, Kyndall, Kaiya, Riley, Cora, Ryder and Alec

Garden of the Gods

Ryder, Kassidy, Rustin and Kaydence

And they're off!

All the kids at the heart rock: Riley, Kaiya, Alec, Cora, Kaydence, Ryder, Kassidy, Rustin and Kyndall

Kaydence, Rustin, Kyndall, Ryder, and Kassidy

The Whole Gang (minus me): Kaydence, Ryder, Cora, Grandma W, Alec, Grandpa W, Kaiya, Tobi, Rustin (hard to see), Riley, Kyndall, and Kassidy

Another project we took on while in Colorado was tie-dying shirts. I have never done that before. It was fun, and easier than I thought!

Grandpa W, Riley, Grandma W, and Kaiya dying shirts.

The final product: Jayson, Grandpa W, Kaiya, Grandma W, Cora (who just wanted to be in our picture), Rachelle and Riley

The night before we left, Jayson's aunt Linda invited all the relatives in the area over for dinner. Aunt Linda was one of "the Aunts" that flew out to our house for a week the summer that I had the babies. I was stuck in Arizona and Jayson had moved into our new house by himself. The Aunts came out, unpacked and decorated the house all in a week's time. They were amazing!

The Quint Table

Riley and Kaiya

Fun with the wagon

All the kids--we got to see several of Jayson's cousins and their children, whom we haven't seen in many years. The kids had such a fun time getting to know their second cousins.



Kassidy---I love this picture of her!

Kyndall, Ryder and Kassidy

The Whole Group!

***Today marks one week since we began Potty Training Boot Camp, and I am still alive to tell about it....I will have another update tomorrow!***



Teresa Dawn said...

Love Kyndall's dancing in that first picture of them on the stage! Looks like she's got some talent!

The Queen Vee said...

I'm amazed by your road trips this summer. Your Colorado visit looks like it was well worth the long drive. My kiddos said the family dinner was so much fun and they loved meeting your little ones. Casa Bonita, what a crazy place! I didn't know it still exsisted. Looks like you packed in all the activities that you could and the pictures prove everyone had a splendid time.

Crazy Granny said...

I can't believe we did as much as we did. Rachelle there is still tons more to do here. Come back!

Anonymous said...

I think Kyndall looks very much like Grandma W.....?
They are growing up sooo fast.
anne uk

Jen said...

oh my gosh..I remember Casa Bonita from when I was a kid. I can't believe it is still there.