Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Colorado - Family pictures and painting flowerpots

Saturday, Scott played official family photographer and took several combinations of family photos.

On Sunday, we squeezed in one more activity before we left - painting Grandma's flower pots.  Grandma has a green thumb, so we know they'll have pretty flowers in them soon.

and then, back to NJ!  What a great trip!

Colorado - Swimming and Keystone

Sometime during the week, we went swimming - I can't remember exactly when. Wyatt and Georgia went several times, but Annabel and Caroline just braved the cool air temps with bathwater pool temps once.  Annabel shows off her "big jump" to Aunt Shannon and Caroline does her scoot and flop in to Daddy.  Grandpa can't seem to shake the Wyatt fungus off his back.

On Friday and Saturday, we went to Keystone. Friday, after we hit the Dillon Farmers' Market, Grandma took the girls to see a rock and roll version of Rapunzel in the ampitheater.  Saturday, we returned for KidzFest with everyone but Uncle Stu and Uncle Ev who were off doing a 10 mile, 7 hour hike to a 14,000 foot peak. 

We saw a juggling show, got caricatures (he nailed the cheeks), watched the bubble machine, got balloon animals, laughed at a guy on stilts, played in a playhouse, and most importantly, jumped in the bouncy houses!

Colorado - Boys and their guns

'nuff said!

Colorado - ATVs and more playground

On Wednesday, Uncle Ev, Aunt Shannon, Wyatt and Georgia went back to Denver so that Wyatt could start his first day of first grade at the school of languages where he'll be learning everything in Spanish!

Mommy and Daddy and Uncle Stu went on an ATV tour near the highest town in Colorado - Leadville. It was a big mining area in the late 1800s/early 1900s.  A fun ride and beautiful views!

Thursday was kind of rainy, but we did get in a trip to a third playground and a stream in Frisco.  Caroline is very daring on the big slide!

Colorado - Flying and boating

On Monday, we went to the Breckenridge Fun Park.  Annabel had her first ski lift ride and alpine slide run.  She said she was flying!  Wyatt and Georgia had fun on their runs too!

Annabel and Grandma show their stamps on their hands. 

On Tuesday, we rented a pontoon boat and toured around Lake Dillon.  Wyatt, Georgia, Uncle Stu and Uncle Ev fished too.

Colorado - First weekend

Caroline took her first plane flight ever on Friday 8/6.  Both of the girls were pretty good on the plane - thanks to their bag of toys.  The most popular items by far were the magnadoodles - parents get one (or more) for your plane ride with a toddler!   We were up in the mountains by the afternoon to see Grandma and Grandpa.   Uncle Stu, Uncle Evan, Aunt Shannon, Wyatt and Georgia joined us in the early evening.  We unpacked and relaxed that night so we could get busy in the morning!

First, we hit the playground

Then we spent the afternoon at a BBQ festival - yummy!    Later that evening, we packed a picnic and went to the lake.  The girls played in the sandbox and on the playground with their cousins.  

 Then we went to a chilly outdoor jazz concert.

On Sunday, we went to an art festival in Frisco and then fellow Coloradans cousin Brooke, hubby Gary, and kids Kaitlin, Cambry, and Avery, and cousin Tanis came over for lunch and to play.  It was great to see everyone again.