28 Dec ~ Colorado Day 3

Today was a super fun but very long jam-packed day.... very un-Colorado for us. This was to be Sailer's first day on the slopes. We'd decided against ski school this year and had planned on just doing privates with her. They suggested taking her out in the "gear" first before paying for all of that. Best advice ever. Sailer is tiny, and the boots pretty much weighed about as much as she does. She was far from a fan. So we let her just play around instead (there's always next Christmas!)

I have an almost identical picture of Sailer just mesmerized by the snow at about this age at this same little window.
Ready for action...
This is the closest his gear came to the real thing. I fear in a few years I really will be having to take him to Boarding School.... those things scare me.

Just had to include... because it pretty much shows how enamored he is with the whole "layered" look. Not at all.

Finally at the bottom of the mountain.
Getting her ski boots!
Nana trying to show her how to walk in them.

And daddy attempting to teach her to ski down the bunny run.

Awwww.... isn't it beautiful!
It turned out sort of nice because Mark and I got to just ski by ourselves, which was great. I can ski blacks but they're not my fave. I like more laid back enjoy the scenery slopes, but Mark is an incredibly good skiier... and I hate to be outdone. lol. So we compromised and did his make-me-want-to-pee-my-pants runs, and then, he appeased me by doing some challenging but more fun (in my opinion) runs. Then, as always, we sat at the bottom and drank a little just watching the mountain. It really was awesome.

After a few hours (that's all mama wants to do in a day), the Nana and I headed out shopping. If you've never been to downtown Breckenridge, you'd be shocked. There are so many super cute little boutiques, so it's always one of my favorite parts of the trip.

Later that night, we met the whole crew out at The Brewery for dinner.

This is for Mark. Some of you will get it. I bought it for Sailer at this little toy store on Main Street. She proceeded to give us a performance in the middle of the restaraunt.
Before bed... trying on his many hats I found.

27 Dec ~ Colorado Day 2

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE his little pot belly. I know it won't be considered cute forever, but right now, it's one of my favorite things!
Finally getting teeth, and he much preferred these to teething rings. Such a boy.

Today we did little besides just relax, play and shop... and now on to our other favorite thing, eating at some of the best restaurants.
My little rockstar not feeling so hot.

I just love this picture because he was stuffed in that coat like a sausage and could barely put his arms down let alone move.

One of the other great things about the place we stay is the door to door service. During the cold nights, this is priceless. Sailer just loves that she doesn't have to be buckled down in a carseat.

26 Dec ~ Off to the Mountains

For the past few years and I would venture for the years to come, we spend the week including New Years in Colorado. Which by the way is a little slice of heaven. Yes, it's cold. But it's actually very beautiful (if you have the right clothing on). I'm sure these will be photo-heavy with little commentary b/c we do the same thing... we mostly relax, eat great food, ski a little, shop a lot, and just enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle of it all. We love every second of it.

Sailer ready to head out.And Linc ready for the airplane as well. (=
Getting settled.... Linc apparently felt right at home.
The other brilliant part of Colorado is having smores every night which is my favorite thing ever!

Christmas Dinner 2009

Finally the snow dissipated a little bit, so we headed over to Sailer's nana's house for dinner. Apparently, Santa was very busy and made a stop at their house as well. It was a short night as we had to get packed and ready to go for our early plane flight to Co! (=

Here is Sailer discovering her new baby nursery:
Linc not so sure about the rocking horse.

LOL- Lincoln and his Logs.
Already confiscated.

what's so funny about this picture (and i know, natalie, will appreciate) is that this looks very much like Sailer (bow included) when she was first born!