What a week we've had!! We had a great vacation with Shaye's family to Colorado this past week. We made plans to vacation in Steamboat Springs this summer but none of us had ever been there before so we didn't know what to expect. It turned out that we found a hidden gem up there in the mountains of Colorado and we had a blast!! It was such a cute little town and everywhere around us was beautiful! The weather was perfect and the company was great!:) We went to Rocky Mountain National Park where we saw moose and elk and had a couple great hikes. We floated down the river on tubes which was so much fun for even Peyton. He sat on mine or Shaye's lap and enjoyed floating on the water. He was a little nervous at first but really started enjoying himself. We enjoyed swimming at the great place we stayed and fishing and hiking and everything else we found to do in that great little town! There are A LOT of pictures to follow, enjoy!
Here's how the trip started...with our two passed out passengers in the back. Love that we have to have that fishing pool down the middle:) Jen was great to keep Peyton entertained on the drive when they weren't sleeping.
Playing with the arcade games at the club house.
Peyton and Bransen at Fish Creek Falls.
Jen and Peyt dipping their toes in the cold water!
He almost fell asleep like these on the hike back to the car.
Couldn't keep this boy out of the river he loved walking in it and especially throwing rocks in it!
Trying on Grandpa Larry's hat, looks good:)
Loved are day at Rocky Mountain National Park, so pretty!!
Peyton has to pull his hat down so far so you can barely see his eyes. Silly kid, if I try to pull it back he just pulls it down further:)
Bransen was such a smooth walker he put Peyton right to sleep on our hike. Cutest thing ever really, he just put his head right down and took a little snooze.
See the elk in the back ground, they were just right off the road. Also Peyton doesn't like to smile for pictures anymore, now he just waves:)
This moose headed up the mountain through the river right next to it and Shaye and Peyton followed it to get a picture. Peyton was talking about moose for days. That was his favorite thing was seeing the moose.
More water falls
The whole crew, and yes if you are asking yourself, "is Peyton picking his nose?" Yep he is. We took two pictures right here and both he has his finger up his nose...he's real busy:)
More water time and throwing rocks, he could do this all day.
Peyton was taking things real serious and was putting in a good effort for fishing but he had a hard time holding the pool still. He like to giggle it around and reel it in.
He actually did catch a fish with Jen, woohoo!!
Love this one, love that face:)
Watching a show on mom and daddy's bed.
Pool time with Daddy was definitely a favorite.
Kelly coming down the alpine slide. It was great fun flying down the mountain.
Shaye and I were lucky to get out and go on a couple of dates while we were there since we had people to babysit. Thanks guys, we had a great date night eating on the roof of this mexican restaurant and walking down town.
Road trip home we had a full car. Things went well and it was a party in the backseat the whole way home!
When it got dark I broke out some glow sticks for entertainment and they were a great success!
It was great entertainment, I think I will put some glow sticks in the car for the next trip Peyton loved it! We are back to reality and a little sad to be home. It was so nice to just relax and spend time together. Now it's back to the real world but glad we had a great trip!