Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Let's play catch-up.....Colorado Trip

We got the privilege of spending some time away from home in Colorado. Those of you who know me, know I hate traveling, so really, the idea of going was not all that exciting to me. But Brian was super excited and we wanted to take the kids, so off to Colorado we went:) I gotta say this much, we at least have a pretty place to travel. While I hate the getting there, it was sure gorgeous once we made it. The kids really did do great in the car too. Thanks to a DVD player.....I think Eli was in little boy heaven. He got to watch so many movies in the car to keep himself happy, and happy it did make him. Kamdyn wasn't quite as into watching movies for several hours, but she still did a great job in the car for being so young. I gotta say, I'm looking forward to family vacations much much more when the kids all get older, but I can't complain too much since they did a great job. I do have to add one funny story......leading up to our trip, Brian was trying to get someone excited to go to Colorado with him, because I clearly wasn't (not because Colorado isn't awesome and I wasn't grateful for the chance to go, but just because I'm a home body through and through, and hate all the work it takes to get ready for a trip). Eli was excited and ready to go. The funny thing is, leading up to the trip, he kept saying, "I wanna go to Colorado, to the cabin,".....until we got to Denver. Once we made it to Denver, he started saying, "I just wanna go home," and he said it everyday, until we left, about 20 times a day. Poor Brian:) One of these days he will have some support and excitement when it comes to family vacations:)

Anyways, we had a good time in Colorado. I would be lying if I said I didn't love the change in the weather. Of course, I would probably even like it more right now since it's been so blazing hot here. I'm ready for some cool weather! We spent a lot of time at the park in Winter Park, and went for a little hike one morning. Eli was in heaven with all the trains we got to see and hear when we were there. We saw at least 3 or 4 a day when we were out and driving around. We got to have some serious sidewalk chalk fun, climbing the hills around the cabin, a little shopping, and some yummy smores.

To the pictures......this is your warning, there are quite a few. If I was on the ball, I would have put them in a little collage so you didn't have to scroll down so long, but I'm not, so if you choose to, you will just have to scroll:)

Fun at the park. We spent A LOT of time here. The kids really love the park and it was so nice to be able to just play outside and not be sweating like a pig. I think Brian and I were sick of the park by the end of the trip, but at least the kids were happy (please ignore the fact that they kids were clearly not matching.....they had been in the car all day, and I never got them out of their jammie bottoms, but it was too cool for the shirts that came with them)

Our "hike" on the Fraser River trail. Eli liked this tunnel the best:)

Looking at the humming birds and looking for squirrels running around on the ground.

Eli really enjoyed walking up and down the steep hills around the cabin. He always wanted to climb the rocks and just kept going up and down. Great exercise for sure!

Proof that I (and little baby Hutton:)) were actually on this trip. I was always behind the camera, so there are pretty much no pictures of me in Colorado. But I was truly there!

Eli roasted marshmallows for the first time.....come to think of it, pretty sure this may have actually been his first smore. He throughly enjoyed it.
Customary family shot.....this is about the best we got:) Our kids are not very cooperative (this comes from me, I was horrible when it came to trying to get pictures.....oh karma....sigh)
Before we left, we saw too moose. One was a huge male, the other was a much smaller female. Pretty cool to see such a big animal so close.

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