Okay, all you creative people out there.  I am trying to spruce up my little blog and I need a new name.  Colorado Wescotts isn’t really all that creative and doesn’t show our fun side.  I would love to hear your ideas. My only rule is that it cannot include our names (first or last).  So, let me hear em’.  All your cute, adorable, creative, fun, super cool ideas!



Mammoths, Mummies and Museums. Oh My!

Last weekend (wow, has a week already gone by) we went to the Denver Nature and Science Museum.  Sam has always loved everything Egypt and when he was asked which career he would like to learn more about (mentor program at school), of course, he said Egyptology. We could not find an Egyptologist in the county so we met up at the museum in Denver with a wonderful woman who has traveled to Egypt and is an amazing wealth of knowledge in the areas of ancient Egypt and the science surrounding it.  We found this Egypt mentor through some friends in the county and she happens to be the aunt of Alice’s good little friend, Lily.  Lily and her family also met us at the museum so we got the pleasure of touring the exhibits with them as well.  The girls also got to spend some time in the new mammoth exhibit.

Sam was in heaven.  He asked so many questions, his mentor, Kim,  was going hoarse by the end of the FIVE hours they spent touring the Egypt exhibit and pouring over books and pictures.  Thank you so much to Kim for spending the day with Sam!

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Today it is snowing (again!) so we are heading to the movies. Have a great Saturday.



Laundry around here is big business, literally.  With four kids, I feel like my dirty pile is never ending.  In the summer and on breaks, the kids are really great about helping out, but when they are in school, mom is the laundry attendant on duty.  So, all you moms (and dads) out there~  How do you handle laundry at your house?  Do you do it all in one day or a couple loads each day?  I know that I am not alone buried under this pile o’ laundry.


Funny, I started writing this post last week some time and decided to wait to post it on a day when my brain was sucked dry and no words could be mustered.  Stock piling blog posts really isn’t my thing but on a whim I decided to hold on to it until later.  Later has arrived.  Not because my brain has shriveled to the size of a raisin but instead because my awesome husband saved the (laundry) day.  He built me an organizer/sorter/basket holder thingy.  Isn’t it the coolest??


I am not sure if it will help me actually get the laundry done but it will certainly keep it off the floor 🙂

We found the plans on Ana White’s site.  Beware, this site is addictive…almost as bad as Pinterest!

Happy sorting!


Paige {Eight}

Paige celebrated her eighth birthday on Wednesday. It was a quiet low key kinda birthday. We only have big parties every other year over here at the casa de Wescott.  This is the year of the family party. That’s right.  Mom, Dad, Sam, Alice and Mason.  Did anyone hear me breathe a sigh of relief?  Big friend parties are so much fun and soooo much work for momma.  With four kids, I can only handle the big celebrations every other year.  We also wanted our kids to learn to appreciate the big party.  It comes with lots of love and tons of work.

Sooo, back to our baby Paigie.  She just isn’t a baby any longer.  It is sad.  Seems like just yesterday that I was not so patiently waiting (10 days late) to meet our sweet girl and now she is EIGHT.

Happy Birthday to our special girl. You will always be my baby.  Forever.

We love you to infinity plus infinity 🙂


{Life} Back to Normal

After a week off for Winter Break, all my cherubs are healthy and back to school.  Sam missed the week prior to break because he had the flu and strep throat so he actually got two weeks off.  Poor guy 🙂  When we woke up this morning, we were met with about a foot of snow and for a quick second they thought that they might get a snow day! Not the case.

We had a very relaxing break but mixed it up a bit and fit in some fun as well.  We skied, went sledding,  bowled with friends and made a trip to the Denver Zoo.  It was a great week and now Mommy is ready for a break 🙂 Off to work, I go!

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I love this picture of Paige.  No matter where her ball went, she always smiled and said Yes!

Have a great Monday!