Last weekend we headed North to spend some time with the Hess family for a Hamess weekend. That would be short for the Hamilton Hess family weekend.
Before we left town we had a nice morning at home where Oliver and Kellan enjoyed riding the tractor and firetruck.
Oliver thought it was fun to pull Kellan behind him and Kellan didn't seem to mind.
After a 30 minute swim lesson for Oliver and lunch for the family we headed North. Keith dropped me off in Boulder at the St Julien Spa with Stephanie. It is an AMAZING spa and we loved every minute of it. I had a facial and she had a pedicure. We enjoyed the steam room, pool and even some time in the sun on the patio. Meanwhile, the guys were juggling the five kids in Longmont.
That evening, we had a baby sitter for the kiddos and us adults went out on the town. The first stop was the Tasty Weasel which Stephanie said was her favorite place on earth. It is the tasting room of the Oskar Blues brewery.
This is Geoff with the wall display of the Hops and Heifers business which he runs for Oskar Blues.
The whole gang in front of the bar with the fermenters in the background.
Geoff, Keith, Carrie and Stephanie
After happy hour at the Tasty Weasel we went to Sugarbeat for an amazing dinner.
Geoff and Stephanie prior to dinner.
Geoff, Stephanie, Carrie and Keith
This Bellini was perfect on a hot summer night.
The more adventurous diners enjoyed some west coast oysters from Washington and some east coast oysters from somewhere on the east coast. I suppose I can't remember where they were from because they were not from my home state. Regardless of where they were from, one of us did not fit in the adventurous diner category and opted out. (that would be me, Carrie, the author)
The food was spectacular.
This is a snapshot of the garden salad.
Then, the main course arrived.
This is Keith's ahi tuna.
Geoff and Carrie had the short beef ribs. They were melt in your mouth amazing! With a side of au gratin potatoes. Mmmmm.....
Stephanie had the scallops on purple potatoes.
After dinner we went to the Oskar Blues Home Made Liquid and Solids.
This is Geoff with one of the hops plants he placed on the back patio.
The Oskar Blues silo.
Geoff, Stephanie, Carrie and Keith on the back patio.
Stephanie, Geoff, Keith and Carrie with the Silo.
The next day, the guys went off to golf a round of 18 holes while the Mom's stayed home with the five munchkins. The kids had a great time in the backyard pool party.
You were fair game to be hit with the squirt guns if you weren't on the porch. Yup, even if you had a camera in your hand.
Evelyn, Freddie and Oliver having a great time in the pool.
Freddie joined Kellan in the baby pool for a while.
Once Jonny finished breakfast, he joined Kellan in the baby pool as well.
The whole pool party.
Evelyn, Freddie and Oliver; armed and dangerous.
Just before lunch, Evelyn set up a lemonade stand. I am still amazed that Stephanie was able to juggle three kids, lunch and still had the energy to put up this lemonade stand for Evelyn. Truly Amazing!
Evelyn's first customer, Oliver!
Each cup of lemonade even came with a piece of yummy watermelon. Bonus!
Meanwhile, Kellan and Jonny were having some quiet time to themselves in the living room.
Evelyn's second customer was her brother, Freddie.
Oliver, Evelyn and Freddie having fun at the lemonade stand.
The third and fourth customers were the ones that the kids were greatly anticipating, Daddy and Daddy. Or, Geoff and Keith, depending on who you are.
Geoff going in for some lemonade.
Keith getting in on some lemonade as well.
A bit later, Freddie took Oliver on a tour of the property on his John Deere.
He even kept a close eye on the penguin passenger.
Here they come! It must have been a crazy ride. Freddie had to hold on tight.
Taking a tour around the tree.
Thanks for a GREAT weekend Hess family!!
We had an amazing time in Longmont with your family.