Also, you might notice that Charley isn't wearing her helmet. It's because she GRADUATED!!! I'll share that whole story in another post shortly.
|Our seating arrangements on the plane.|
|David and Monica's house in Granby|
|The view from the back door.|
We arrived Tuesday evening and had dinner and chatted a bit before bed. Charley slept in the corner on the floor since we didn't have a pack n play for her yet. She slept great! 8pm-6am with one quick paci replacement. Wednesday we hung around the house and enjoyed chatting. They were making snow at the lodge in their neighborhood so we went up to sled. It was short-lived as the pile of snow you can see was in the process of being moved. Jackson wasn't excited about it anyway.
We made sure to take advantage of our time with Baw Baw too! We had to get some photos of her meeting her great grand daughter.
JJ enjoyed an applesauce snack. He's getting so big!
There are kids who visit frequently so there were some toys for Jackson to enjoy too! It was so warm!
Jackson taught Baw Baw how to use the iPad!
We had a great Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday and lounged around. Some of us blew raspberries.
Others watched a lot of sports.
And the ladies cooked!
Charley took LOTS of naps all over the house. She only slept about 30 minutes at a time though. :(
I caught this small pow-pow just in time for a picture.
Thursday evening we went into Winter Park to pick up our ski equipment we had rented. This was a great plan because it allowed us to spend as much time as possible skiing on Friday! Once we got home, we had a helmet fashion show. When we skied ten plus years ago, very few people wore helmets. I was surprised to see about 99% of people with them this trip. It makes sense! And they're so comfortable and warm!
We also realized that night how many iPhones there were in the house. Everyone but Baw Baw had one. Crazy.
Friday was our skiing day! We got everyone to the lodge, including Baw Baw, and dropped Jackson off at the Child Care center. It was expensive but Bryan and I both agreed that we would have paid double. We were so ready for a Jackson break and he had a great time! He even got to ride the gondola. He took an hour and a half nap for them too! No fair. He rarely does that for me! Charley stayed in the lodge and we rotated taking care of her. Sharon had the bulk of the job and we were so grateful! She took a couple cat naps. :)
It was really warm and there wasn't much snow but because of those two factors, it wasn't too crowded and there were only two runs that came to the bottom. We were able to text Sharon at the top of this run and let her know we were coming so she could get a couple pictures. Bryan picked up right where he left off. He was really nervous as there was a big jump between these green slopes and the greens in Wisconsin. He did great, though!
It was beautiful and we can't wait until the kids are old enough to enjoy the mountains with us! We decided we would take advantage of the ski options in Wisconsin as the kids are learning but then we plan to hit up the Colorado slopes again! So so fun!
We knew going into this trip that it was going to be tough. And it was! There's nothing easy about traveling with a toddler and an infant. We talked on the way home and decided there was more good than bad so we considered the trip a success!
Thanks for the hospitality, David and Monica!!!