Monday, July 18, 2011

Colorado 2011

Mimi and Papa with all their grandkids
Michael and all the kiddos
Daddy with his girls
Daddy and Maddy
Maddy and Papa are pretty good pals. Maddy lights up whenever she sees her Papa. Talk about making his day!!
Love this outfit!!
There was a hail storm while we were there. There was so much hail that it looked like snow. A family down the mountain even built a snowman. LOL The kids had such a great time playing in the hail.

We came upon a huge herd of elk numbering somewhere around 300-350 animals. This is just part of the herd that we saw. It was amazing!!
Maddy in her sweet coveralls
Mimi and Maddy enjoying the nice evening together
Rory loves to hold her baby sister
The girls enjoying the afternoon outside
My big girls :)
Abby on one of her daily adventures with Daddy
Rory by the pond that she hiked to with Daddy and Abby
Sweet Adventurers
Rory and Daddy sitting with Maddy on the deck enjoying the morning sun
Maddy taking a bath in the sink. She was not a happy camper with Mommy.
Abby playing with Rory on the stairs
Rory pretending to be Rapunzel
Sweet sister snuggles
Daddy and Maddy in the morning sun
Silly Abby
Sweet Rory smiles
I just love her smiles
Abby watching her dvd player
We go to the mountains to enjoy the outdoors and our girls watch their dvd players. LOL
Rory playing a competitive game of slap-jack

We decided to take our annual family trip to our family cabin in Colorado. As usual, it was a wonderful trip. We were a little worried how our little Maddy would make the trip, but she did great. She slept most of the way up there and back. The girls, all three, loved exploring the cabin and the surrounding mountain. Each day, Michael took the girls (and Braxton after he arrived) on an "adventure." They would go exploring to see what they see what they could find. They also hiked to the local ponds/lakes to toss rocks in the water. They even found several snakes. YIKES!! Madelynne enjoyed sitting on the deck and watching the birds and squirrels. She also loved when the wind would blow through the trees. She would laugh and giggle. It was a lot of fun watching her experience the simplest things for the very first time. It was so nice to get away for a while. Not to mention, we didn't miss the heat either. :) We look forward to spending many more summer vacations in Colorado!!

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