Saturday, March 24, 2012

Colorado 2012: Part 1

We recently returned from a trip to Colorado! My dad and his wife, Cindy (a.k.a. Grandad & Cici), live in Boulder. We were looong overdue for a visit and some Colorado skiin'. It was our first time to fly as a family of four (2 big suitcases+4 carryons+1 carseat+1 booster seat+1 stroller+1 portable high chair+ 2 kiddos= TOTAL CRAZINESS).
Some of the chaos:

It was also  Matthew's first plane ride and first trip to CO! Luckily, the flight out wasn't very full and we had a whole row of 5 seats all to ourselves. We took up every bit of space :-)
It was nice Matthew got to sit in his carseat and not in one of our laps. He did great as a first-time flyer:

Caroline had a grand ole' time and was so excited to be flying "high in the sky". She was all set with some Fun Dip and a Dr. Seuss book (her first book to read all by herself, other than a BOB book!): 

The very nice pilot gave Caroline a chance to sit in his seat and pretend to fly the plane. She was so excited! 

We rushed off the plane eager to see my dad. It had been too long!! Caroline gave him the biggest bear hug when she saw him and were were so happy to all be together. We drove from Denver to Boulder to spend-the-night at my dad's house. We had fun seeing Cici and eating pizza when we arrived. Soon after dinner, the kids crashed and we visited with Grandad and Cici. The next day, we went to downtown Boulder and spent some time eating, shopping and playing on Pearl St. I love it there!
Playing with Cici at lunch (Cindy is a pediatric OT and was trying to teach Matthew how to draw a vertical line :-):
Apparently, in CO, kale chips are a very popular appetizer...yum (note the sarcasm)
Also not a fan of the kale chips:

Climbing/sliding on the boulders on Pearl St. 

Sweet boy, just taking it all in:

The Krauss Fam + Grandad
Coming up...Colorado Part 2...Winter Park!

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