Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Spring Break 2010

This year for spring break the four of us were blessed with the opportunity to go to Estes Park. We were able to leave Abby with Mimi and Papa (thank goodness, since it's a 9 hour drive!), and spend 4 days in the mountains. We went hiking, snow shoeing, snow tubing, and rock climbing. We all had a fabulous time. The first day was sunny and 55 degrees. The next day it was a serious blizzard with at least 10 inches of snow. And the rest of the time was snow covered, sunny and beautiful. We were able to see the mountains in 3 different landscapes. It was great to spend some one-on-one time with the 2 older kids. They are growing up so quickly and it's such a blessing to slow down and focus only on them.

We were driving in the middle of the city and right in the middle of a field was a huge heard of elk. Later the same day when we drove through Rocky Mountain National Park we saw more and more with bigger and bigger antlers.

Since it was snowing so hard, we headed into town to let the kids try rock climbing. Andrew is always climbing trees, so we knew he'd be good at it. He flew to the top in no time at all. Even as the walls became more challenging he never slowed down.

The surprise during the rock climbing was how good Kate did. She had no fear and never slowed down. Quite impressive for a 4 year old.

Throughout the entire trip we kept seeing that Andrew is such a natural in the mountain enviroment. He loved every minute of it and was so coordinated with it all. While Josh and I were slipping and sliding all over the path, Andrew was treking through with no problems whatsoever. We really look forward to going back in the summer so we can hike to different lakes and waterfalls that were still frozen.

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