Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Our First Family (of 4) Vacation!!!

We packed up the kids and headed to Denver for Thanksgiving this year. A little crazy considering the 15 hours in the car with 2 year old and a 4 month old, but it went GREAT!!! We were shocked at how well they did. We drove through the night both there and back, which was hard on Jeremy, but the kids were awesome! Here are some pictures of our fun week.....
Cassidee and some reading material on the ride up!

Our first sight of snow.....not in Denver since it was in the 50's all week.....we went up in the mountains and went sledding one day!
Family photo, minus a sleeping Cason in the car!

We went to the Denver Butterfly Pavilion.....so cool!
They had lots of other animals besides butterflies.....like a tarantula, that I actually held, because my daughter chickened out.....brave momma!

Cassidee was talking to Dory!

Cassidee and her new best friend Ashley....(Ash is my cousin's daughter)
She was Cassidee's "babysitter" all week and poor Cass is missing her!!!

Cute Daddy and Dee Dee

Another day we went to the Children's Museum of Denver. It has rooms full of all different things for you to do....art rooms, drama rooms, sports rooms, animal rooms, etc.
Cass loved the clay.....too messy for me!

Doing a little painting....luckily she doesn't remember that we forgot to go pick it up after it had dried!

A room where you could build things out of recycled materials.....Jeremy helped Cassidee build a tractor from an empty cardboard box, butter tub lids, an egg carton, and some brads!

Cass sliding down a slide in an animal habitat room.

Helping plant a garden...

This is what poor Cason did the whole time....he was dragged from one place to the next. Luckily he was pretty easy to deal with!

Having a picnic outside the museum.....it was COLD that day!

Playing on the rings before we left! MONKEY!

My cousins had a trampoline (or "pramp-o-ween" as Cass called it)
It was a hit with Cassidee!
Good aunt and uncle for playing with her!

We went to Dinosaur Ridge one day!

Climbing some rocks with Grandaddy!

She wanted to read the sign to Daddy!

Kayla, Camron, Jeremy, and I went skiing on Thanksgiving Day. Copper Mountain was the best place with the most snow and still only had 10 of 130 runs open. We had lots of fun doing the same thing over and over!

Jeremy and I

The last day everyone was there we went sledding again....Jeremy and I tried together.....it didn't work!

And, it snowed in Denver at my family's house. That made the trampoline extra fun!

A cute pic of Jeremy and Cass!

And a very tired Cassidee on the ride home!

Thanks to my cousins who let us stay at their house for over a week!
We had a blast and can't wait to see you again!


Tracy said...

FUN!! I bet yall had a great time!

I can't wait to take Bryson to see lots of snow some day!

Cara said...

Glad you guys had a good time and got back safely! Don't you love Colorado?! It's one of our favorite places. We didn't get to go see family there this year:(

The Blakes said...

Love the snow pictures. We miss yall. We are sick right now, but lets get together soon!

The Museum said...

So fun! Love the snow and skiing. We can't wait to go with our boys! Can' you believe...Scott and I have never skied together, but have apart many times. Ha!