Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Colorado trip

Long time, no post...sorry about that. We just spent 2 wonderful weeks in Colorado visiting with my family. We had a really good time and the weather was a bit bi-polar. We had 2 snow storms while we were there but also a couple of 80 degree days with everything in between. That is Colorado weather for you! Here are a few pictures from our trip, I didn't take nearly as many pictures as I would have liked but then again I don't have the most cooperative subject at the moment. Enjoy!

Here is Abby trying on her hat and gloves we had to buy due to the weather. She also enjoyed wearing Grammy Jane's pink reading glasses around. I have no idea how she could see, but she loved them!

Andrew was able to try his hand a guitar hero against my dad. I think they were enjoying themselves a bit too much. Abby also liked to play. She would ask Uncle Duke if she could rock out with him. And when she was done she would tell him she was all done doing the rock and roll.

My sister Greta and me at one of Duke's high school hockey games.

I was able to visit my friend Jennifer from high school, and she had her baby just in time for us to meet her! She was less than 2 weeks old and just adorable, not to mention tiny! Baby Jasmine was so little I was a bit afraid to hold her. Her sister Tina and her 7 month old daughter, Jocelyn also came over. It was great visiting with the girls although, like always, the visit was too short. This isn't the best picture but it was the best we could get. It is impossible to get a picture of 6 girls!!

I had the privilege of going to 2 Avalanche hockey play-off games while I was home and they won both of them. I went to the first game with my "little" brother Duke, and the next game with my sister Greta. We had a blast at both games and I think I should be required to attend all future 2008 play-off games since they won while I was there, I had to be the good luck charm ;)

I signed up to be designated driver at the Av's game (big sacrifice, I know, considering I am pregnant). But, the perk of being the DD is that you get a coupon for a free soda. Well, I will not be wasting my time again, I got my free soda and just started cracking up. It was more like a shot of soda, it was literally 2 sips of soda. What a joke!!

During one of the snow storms we took Abby to Chuck E. Cheese for lunch. We took the twins, Mikey and Ana out of school early for the exciting event. I would love to have a live-in 11 year old, these kids were so much help and Abby wouldn't leave their side. I was actually able to sit down and rest while they took her to play on all of the rides! I think Ana may have had more fun than be the judge!

One day we took Abby to Monkey Buziness. It has all kinds of inflatables for kids to climb and jump around on. Little did I know that I would be "playing" too because although Abby really enjoyed herself she didn't want to do anything by herself. I had to climb around with her and I was exhausted afterward, it was a bit of a work out! After we were done playing we headed to lunch. Abby didn't want to go to lunch, she said she wasn't hungry but when we pulled into the McDonald's parking lot she said to me "Mommy, the baby in MY belly is hungry. Do you think she likes chicken nuggets?" I was cracking up!

Abby climbing up the ladder for the big, huge slide. Don't let the picture fool you, she did not do this by herself. I had to climb up and slide down every time and of course this was her favorite thing to do.

They even had a place to little kids to play. Abby was at that in between age where she could play in either spot, but it was nice that they had a place for the younger kids to play while the older kids could run around and be crazy.

And here is Abby in the snow. Of course we weren't prepared for the weather but Abby really liked the snow. She was in awe of the snow. It was beautiful but I am not going to lie, I don't really miss dealing with the spring snow storms in Colorado!


The Smiths said...

I love the outfit that she is wearing in the snow... it seems perfect for the weather! Chuck E Cheese I have decided is more for the older ones (including adults) then for young kids (anyone under the age of 5!!!)

Sam and Brian said...

Wow, what awesome pics! Looks like you had lots of fun!! I love the last pic of Abby looking up at the snow :)

The Morgans said...

beautiful pic of you and your sister! glad you had a good visit.

Jen Coppock said...

2 weeks went so fast!!! Im sorry we didnt get to spend more time with you guys. Monkey Buziness was fun, but they obviously had their own agendas there!! Youre missing the good weather now - its been in the high 70's for a couple days now!!

I Love the pics of Abby in Jane's glasses and you and Greta!

Hope you are happy to be home!

Jonathan, Amy & Gabriel said...

Great pictures! Looks like a very nice visit. I totally hear ya on the Monkey Joe...I took Gabriel a couple of weeks ago, and I was covered in sweat by the end of 2 hours!!! I was like PLEASE do it yourself! :o)

Kendalls said...

What a fun guys did so much! You look beautiful with your pregnancy glow! Glad you a a great time!

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