You might think the hummingbirds and moose were the eye-candy in Colorado, but get a look at this bunch. I spent 10 days surrounded by my lovely family embraced by Colorado’s Rocky Mountain glory. The cast of characters included my Dad, Janet and Rachel; Bryan, Robbi and Rowan for the first half; and Krista, Tim, Lily and Linc for the second half. Joe, unfortunately, had to work, so here was my date for the trip.
She was so. excited. to be in the mountains and around her favorite people. Rowan also got a lot of love those first few days. We’re all smitten with him and the other littles.
Rowan finally met Bella, my own little, who looks thrilled.
The first full day we drove Trail Ridge Road through the park. It was stunning.
My dad in his element.
We reached the cold summit, where Rowan snuggled close and there was still considerable snow.
Other adventures included taking everyone to Estes Park, including Bella, who got a lot of AWWWW’s around town.
I also was on baby duty so Bryan and Robbi could fly fish near our cabin.
Rowan was not convinced of my wearing his burp cloth on my head to block the sun. Just the start to a long tradition of me embarrassing him.
And then Krista and her crew arrived and we were all together for two days. Aunt NoNo was very happy to be with these faces.
We hiked to Adams Falls, which was a hit and totally family friendly. This is a good group.
I gave Lily my GoPro camera for our hike.
That girl. She took some dang good photos, including this one, which is one of my favorites of the entire trip.
She’s got the bug!
Before they left, we celebrated Robbi’s birthday with homemade ice cream and this ridiculous cake with a cookie dough center that Lily helped me make. Total hit.
Then we had another few days of special food, like Micky pancakes…
…to games like Cranium and Dominion (which is SO FUN!)…
…and making popsicles with leftover yogurt, oreos and sprinkles.
We finished the trip by seeing The Little Mermaid live; a fitting end to a fabulous and much-needed 10 days. A big shout-out to my Dad and Janet for bringing us all together amidst the busy schedules and miles. It was a perfect trip. Love my fam.