The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Mosquito Madness

The mosquitoes are biting big time this week! My poor children, look like they have chicken pox with all the red marks on their legs, arms, backs, etc...We spray and spray and yet they find skin and eat us alive! I finally realized that it is the spray we are using that is making our little dog Tara sick...I kept the kids indoors yesterday and no one sprayed, and little Tara was perfect. The kids wanted to do a mock camp out the other night so here they are ready to sleep out in the wild, well out in the Wild Kofford West that is!
S'more practice! Ashlyn is "roasting" tangerines on a stick, in lieu of a real smores in a real camp site. She is counting down until the Girl Scout Camping expedition in a few weeks, when she can make smores on a stick over a real campfire!

Today Ashlyn attended, "Pony Camp" at our friend Kate's home, and I got to work today, and the next two days there in exchange for riding lessons! We had a lot of fun at Briar Gate Farm with the kids doing crafts, playing games, taking care of the animals, etc...
You know I am a big rooster fan, and this is Kate's one lone baby Bantam rooster among a sea of hens. Isn't he handsome!

Off for now to pick up Ashlyn from her play date, Kyle from a sleep over, and begin packing! It's a little early, but I am an organizational fiend so I have to start way in advance! California here we come!

Happy Tuesday to you!


Kim said...

Sorry that Kyle and Ashlyn have been mosquito bait this past week. So sad. Seeing their adventures reminds me of when Tyler and Aleah were small and did everything together as well. It is so nice having a boy and girl to share in each others lives!

Blissful Nikki said...

looks like they are having a great time, sans mosquito bites! :)

Anonymous said...

How did the camp out go? Did you make it through the night without getting eaten by mosquitos? Sorry they have been bothering you and the itching is miserable. Looks like you're having fun and getting ready for a Girl Scout camp out soon. I remember camping with my Girl Scout troop several times when I was in elementary and high. I was also a camp counselor in high school which was also fun. Love, Grandma