Monday, July 25, 2011

Fish Creek Falls Day and homeward bound!

On a side note, Ellie was so good about playing around in the condo during our down times...she LOVES to play baby...we are working on her mothering skills....she is also modeling what I like to call the pj cape- its all the rage in Colorado ;)
Fish Creek falls is just right there in Steamboat and it was just what we wanted to do in Colorado.
Classic beauty. Being a natural park made it so nice for us to be able to "hike" and be safe and comfortable.We were ready for some falls!

Alex loved that we saw a chipmunk up close and personal on the short hike down to the river.

It was amazing! and so powerful! It was actually really cold down there and there was a good mist over the bridge. Super mom left Alex's hoodie in the car! :) So we forced him to wear Travis' shirt.
That was some raging water and I was so timid to get too close to the edge! Scary stuff!
gotta love the camera timer on the rock

Alex wanted his picture taken with this little waterfall...ok!
up the mountain to get a better view of the falls
my happy hiker

Snack break! Why can I never get a decent picture of the two of them? Classic Ellie- cracker in each hand

Anyone else thinking fat albert guy? :)

He is an awesome God.

there were tons of sweet white poppies
Again, poor girl was forced to nap on the go...this time with a little privacy ;)Didn't even mind getting transitioned into the car
We headed home for lunch and was raining so we just hung out in the condo and had some quality time tossing rubber chickens. (Great game Milan and Courtney ;)) That afternoon Ellie and I went to do a little shopping and Alex and Travis headed to the Hot Springs! It was so cool and Alex loved it! It's set up like a little water park and was perfect even though it was cold and rainy.
(picture off the website- cause we don't take pics in the rain)
We headed home the next morning. Alex was a little "off" in the poop dept. the whole trip so we had to make an emergency "try" as we were down the road a little and Travis couldn't resist the photo opp. Unfortunately, the view did not help Alex and his tummy. :(

This was the golden hour....the only time he slept in the 4 days of car trips...two hours from home! The poor kid was wiped out! and had fought it long and hard...after a major meltdown in the gas station we all knew that it was time.

He woke up as we were coming into town and Alex was SUPER excited to be driving in to Round Rock! It was hysterical how fast he changed his mood. What a trip. Unforgettable, thats for sure!

And thats a wrap! Whew! back to regular blogging! yay!! :)


rebekah l. louis said...

Looks like such a fun trip! You got some great family pictures and am sure lots of memories. Your kids are adorable!

Plus side of Alex not wanting to sleep in the car- he won't fall asleep while driving so when you guys take family trips in the future, he can drive and you can sleep. (long sentence)

Carla said...

What a beautiful trip! Looks like you guys had a great time :)

Kristen said...

That waterfall is beautiful! What an amazing trip! I LOVE that first picture of Ellie!

Jenny said...

this was a really great post for many reasons, to see your cute kids and what y'all trip was like, but also, it was so funny! hahah! fat albert! and that pooping pic! love your commentary cassie! and how many times do i say that ellie is beautiful? because she is! : ) rebekah's comment is funny, and could be true!