Saturday, December 10, 2011

Weekend in Telluride

Since we live in Colorado now, we plan on taking full advantage of the great outdoors. We went to Telluride the first weekend in December to see what that part of Colorado had to offer. The drive was absolutley breath taking the entire way! It was a 6 hour drive for us but it was well worth it! Telluride is the most amazing ski town I've been to. It reminded us of Germany. It's a little town nestled in the mountains which at first we loved but it made it was difficult to get back home with all the fresh snow!It snowed the entire weekend so the town was covered in fresh snow. We parked the car on Friday and didn't need it again until we left on Sunday. You can walk pretty much anywhere you want to go and if it's on the other side of the mountain, there's a free gondola to get you there. Our hotel was right outside the gondola so we took it a few times over to Mountain Village for some shoping and site seeing.

We didn't have enough time to ski but we decided to take the kids sledding. It played out so well in my head but the reality of the sledding experience was not as fun as I'd hoped! The snow was thick and we had to hike up the side of the mountain to sled down it. This would've been much easier if Allie could walk! She was cold and miserable and did not last long! Hiking up and down wore Emily out pretty fast but she liked going down! Needless to say, we're going to try sledding again when the girls are a little older! I'm so glad that we went to Telluride because it was an awesome experience and we can't wait to go back sometime and go skiing there!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend around Colorado Springs

We took Travis, Robyn, and Bryson around Colorado Springs to do some site seeing. We went to Garden of the Gods and the dinosaur museum in Woodland Park. The kids loved all of it!


My brother Travis and his family came to visit for Thanksgiving. We had a blast getting together!

We played at the park down the street waiting for the turkey to cook

We let the kids drive the pink car down to the park. Bryson kept hanging over the side to try and figure out how it worked.

Emily likes to help in the kitchen!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Emily's pre-school Thanksgiving Feast

Emily has been attending a great preschool here in town. She has done very well in school and absolutely loves it! She hates non-school days so I have to try pretty hard to keep her entertained. She has developed a very extensive vocabulary and learned the abcs, how to count to 10, and she can even recognize a few letters. I think she's off to a great start! They had a little Thanksgiving feast for her class and it was very cute. :) As you can see, Emily is the tallest in her class by far!!

This is one of her teachers- Mrs. Gatson

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Weekend with Daddy

Michael had his first weekend ever with the girls alone at the beginning of November. I flew home to Texas to celebrate my mother's 50th birthday. I have to say I was pretty impressed with his parenting skills. I came home to a clean house and the girls had a great weekend. He took them to the zoo and some other sites around town. It looks like the girls enjoyed themselves even though it was a little cold!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Adventures in Potty Training

We have been waiting a long time to have a kid graduate from diapers. I tried hard to get Rachel potty trained but I would quit whenever she didn't feel well. She pretty much guided that whole process. When it came time to train Emily,I thought it would be very easy. I forgot to take into account how stubborn Em can be!! She fought me for months. She can hold it like no little kid can! The girl has a 10 gallon bladder and she could spend all day on the potty drinking juice and not have to pee. She would wait for me to put a diaper on her to go somewhere and instantly go potty- very frustrating! After several months, we have finally had success! It has been a long 5 years changing diapers but we finally have one kid potty trained- yeah!! :)

Emily got a present for finally making it through 2 days without an accident!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

We had a pretty nice Halloween. Emily picked out her costume this year so that was exciting for me. :) She was very picky about what kind of princess she wanted to be! Allison was a flower. It was a hand me down costume from Em. They both looked cute and had fun trick or treating. When Em's bucket was half full she told us she was done because she had enough- so grown up!