Sunday, June 16, 2013

Territory Days

Taking a break in the shade
A few weeks ago we enjoyed Territory Days down in Old Colorado City.
Bailey said it was "one of the best days ever".

"Territory Days is a three day annual event and is one of the Colorado's largest outdoor festivals with an "Old West" theme. Territory Days was created in 1976 to commomorate Old Colorado City being the first territorial capital of the region.
The event takes place in the historic district of Old Colorado City on Colorado Avenue between 23rd Street and 27th Street.  The streets come alive with live music, food, fun and entertainment for the entire family. One of the state’s largest craft vendor fairs (over 200 food, craft and commercial vendors) with pony rides, kids play area, petting zoo, mechanical bull, Cowboy Church Service, toy train rides, gold panning, wild west gunfight re-enactments, live blacksmithing, period costumed characters, live birds of prey, native American dancers, quick draw competition, and two beer gardens with live music running all three days. The festival has approximately 140,000 attendees from across the country."

Watching an enactment of the old west - it was pretty goofy :)

Free Whippings

The kids all loved the huge blow up slides.  My favorite part, which you can slightly see in both pictures on the ladder,  was Kadin helping his sister.
Hadassah made it up three rungs before she realized it was too much for her.  Kadin said "It's alright mom, I've got her."
He picked her up, had her wrap her arms around his neck and her feet around his waist.  Then climbed the ladder with her hanging on like a monkey onto his chest.  Caleb followed behind, in case he needed any help, but he didn't.  That is the kind of brother Kadin is.  A few bystanders stood there with their mouths agape, concerned that it was too much for him, but if you knew Kadin you wouldn't be worried.  God has blessed him with ridiculous strength.  He can lift things that I can't and even his older brother will come ask him for help with things he can't do physically.  Lately Kadin has talked about being a fireman, before the Black Forest fire, and I can't think of a more suited job.  He has such a heart of service.  So maybe this is just practice ;)

Once they got up there Caleb decided it would be best to go down with her so she didn't get scared and stay up by herself.  I am so blessed by my older boys watching out for their younger siblings.

Gabric had fun at the festival too, though all from the stroller.
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1 comment:

Amanda said...

I just love reading your posts and this one certainly made me giggle! A LOT! :) Thanks for the smiles :)