Monday, March 12, 2012
Colorado, February, 2012
We had an awesome time in Colorado visiting Gib's brother, Arthur, and his family. We left Atlanta on Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 9pm. I was worried about Matthew flying so late, considering he goes to bed around 7:30, but the hope was that he would sleep. He did...but only the last hour of the three hour flight. Unfortunately, Gib was seated two rows behind me, with Jessica across the aisle from him, and I was left to wrestle Matthew between Emma Grace and a very kind woman who was very gracious to us. We were seated right behind first class, which I'm sure was appreciated by all who resided there, too. It was so bad that at one point the lady sitting next to Gib said, "I hope that baby doesn't cry the whole time." Gib's reply..."I hope not, too, because he is mine."
Needless to say by the time we landed I was a hot, wet mess. I was sweaty from wrestling Matthew, but I had also been peed on twice.
We spent the night at Arthur's house that night, and the kids had a bit of play time before we headed to the mountains on Thursday.
The two hour drive up to Copper Mountain was beautiful. I enjoyed the time in the car with my sister-in-law, Shannon, and fortunately the kids cooperated, too!
The altitude didn't get to me right away. Gib had problems during the night on Thursday, and my problems started Friday. I was dizzy, constant headache, nauseous, and very short of breath. Fortunately, their mountain house has an elevator that I used when I felt really bad.
On Friday, Uncle Arthur put the girls in private ski lessons, which they both really enjoyed. They caught on very quickly...Jessica was a "natural"; Emma Grace had a hard time turning left.
Saturday they spent most of the day skiing with Uncle Arthur and cousin Kylie before we headed back down the mountain that night. Here are Emma Grace and Kylie taking a ski and snack break.
In between skiing, the kids had a great time in the hot tub which was outside. They thought it was really cool that it snowed on them!
Uncle Arthur took a little time to enjoy the fruits of his labor.
This is the view from the outside deck. Their house is right on the mountain. We could see people riding up the lift and skiing down. I wish I had taken more pictures because it was just beautiful!
Matthew went out a few times in the snow, but he wasn't too sure about all the heavy clothes involved...
Daddy sure is proud of his little man! (But then again, we all are!)
Fortunately, the flight home Sunday morning was much better for all involved. Our seats were together, and Matthew slept pretty much the entire flight. I read while Gib and Matthew snuggled. So precious!
Of course the girls did fantastic. They are such great travelers and great helpers with Matthew.
Thanks Uncle Arthur, Aunt Shannon, Kylie and Collin for a GREAT trip!