When we first moved to Colorado we felt as if we were moving to a far away land where no one we’d ever known had gone before. We felt brave and adventurous, as well as a little lonely. As we’ve gone about our lives the past 5 months we’ve ran into a couple of people from our former life. These encounters always start the “It’s a small world” song looping annoyingly in my brain, but ultimately the experiences are a comforting reminder that we’re not alone. So far we’ve transported a bookcase for my Dad’s cousin, ran into some USU acquaintances at a Halloween party, had dinner with some wonderful church friends from Logan that now live in Boulder, and most recently met up with one of my friends from my single college days who is temporarily living in Fort Collins.
Saturday was a free day at the Denver Zoo, so we met up with Aubrey, Mike, and their little girl Madi. The zoo was packed even though it was pretty chilly. We overheard one mom herding her kids through the crowd saying, “Maybe we should just come back on a day we have to pay!” Generally I would concur, but all the free events we’ve attended have been perfect for our situation of having such a young child. I love that we can kind of get a taste of what’s available in Denver and not feel like we wasted our money when we have to make a hasty exit after only an hour or so. Plus, we can decide what we actually want to take Cooper to see when he’s a little older.
We really enjoyed catching up with Aubrey and Mike. Madi was so cute and friendly, but we realized that Cooper doesn’t spend enough time around kids his own age.
We’ll have to try and find him some friends. We wouldn’t mind if he stays that afraid of girls for the next 21 years though. (Aubrey and Mike posted a pretty funny movie of Cooper’s reaction for those interested.)