This weekend was Mama’s first weekend away from the boys since Nicholas was born. Daddy started off showing some super powers by watching our friends’ kids too, 4:1, he is a brave man. They had some park time, digging, running and playing together. Even a trip to Costco, where Cooper declared “look it is almost Halloween” when seeing the Christmas decorations. They ended the boys weekend with some pizza, beer and football at Bellevue Brewing. It was reported to be a very successful weekend! I had an amazing weekend away with my best friend, Nicole, in Erie, CO. We enjoyed cider, hiking, family time with her boys and husband, shopping and catching up. The timing was perfect for our hike. The fall colors were gorgeous. We ended up hiking to Black Lake which we later looked up the details: marked ‘strenuous’ in the book with 1,480 ft elevation gain to 10,600 ft and 4.8 miles each way. We saw moose on the hike back and we ended it watching an entire herd of elk crossing the main street of town on our way home.