Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Caroline's 1st Trip to Colorado

Whew!! We have just returned from a whirlwind trip to Colorado. My dad, his wife Cindy, and my dad's side of the family all live in Boulder. We thought it was a good time to take Caroline on her first trip to Colorado for some fun family time and some skiing (for us, not Caroline :-)
4 out of 5 Berg cousins have all had babies in the past couple of years and it was so fun to get everyone together (minus my brother and my cousin Amanda...who has a 13 month old daughter named Eloise...we missed you guys!!)
Pictured below: my cousin Katie and her daughter Emma who is one day younger than Caroline (they were actually born less than 24 hours apart), Caroline and me, and my cousin Justin with his two kids, 2 year old Gus and 4 month old Lily
Caroline, Gus, Emma and Lily (in the background)
Fun play time
Emma and Caroline loved each other and had so much fun together (even though they wanted the same toys...Emma was so sweet to share and Caroline needs a little lesson in sharing :-)
The two buddies
After seeing our sweet fam, we headed up to Winter Park for some skiing. The first morning we were there, Caroline decided to feed herself some oatmeal. She surprisingly did pretty well.
For some reason, Caroline got really upset when we put on our helmets and ski goggles. I guess we looked really different/a little scary to her. Here she is checking out Matt, not sure what to think:
By far, Caroline's FAVORITE thing to do on the trip was sit in the sled and be pulled around in the snow. She loved it!!
Everytime the sled stopped, Caroline tried to sign "more". But she couldn't get her hands together in that huge snowsuit. It was really funny. Here she is TRYING to get her hands together to tell us she wants more sledding:
My dad a.k.a. Grandad and Caroline. It snowed about 8 inches the first day we were there.
The next day was beautiful...bright blue sky and sunny

Me and Matt...hittin' the slopes (yes, we're the nerds who wear helmets...I've worked with too many traumatic brain injured adults so I won't take any chances)
Matt, me and was so bright, we could hardly open our eyes for the picture
Caroline, all bundled up and ready to go out to dinner
Our fam with Grandad and Cindy
A daddy/daughter pic:
Matt was able to pull Caroline and me down some hills in the fun!
Good times in the snow

We had such a blast in Colorado and can't wait to go back! Thanks for such a fun trip, Dad and Cindy!!
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Reagan & Katie said...

How fun! So sad we missed each other!

The Penuels said...

Those sledding pictures are the cutest thing I have EVER seen!!! I hope you framed one :) Precious girl!!

The Smiths said...

I LOVE that she is trying to sign with her gloves on - so cute! And I also love that you guys are wearing helmets! :)

Shannon said...

Oh my goodness..Sweet Caroline in that snow suit is possibly the cutest thing I have ever seen! I miss you guys so much!!