9.23.2013

LABOR DAY IN BRECKENRIDGE

Babe's first vacation!  And it was a success... she slept well in her playyard and didn't seem to be bothered by the different environment.  We had such a good, relaxing time with Nana and Papa (isn't it funny how you immediately start referring to your parents by their "grandparent" names?)  We drove up on a cozy, rainy Friday night and came back on a bright, sunny Monday afternoon.  While we were up there, we swam, hiked, ate, drank (not me so much), shopped and wandered around Breck.

We absolutely love going to the mountain towns in the summer and fall, much more so than going during the winter.  One I don't ski or snowboard (yes, I know, I'm a Colorado native and I don't do either... I have, I just don't really enjoy it) and two, the weather is such a nice escape from the hotness that has been this previous summer.  And of course, like all other things, going on vacation is so much more fun with a baby!  It was so great to wake up and have her grandparents right there, so much fun.






Most of baby girl's time was spent snuggling with Nana and Papa...



And yes, she is the cutest little Rams fan there ever was!



On Saturday, we wandered around a great arts and food festival in Breckenridge and watched the infamous rubber ducky race!  7,000 of them running down this stream!






Mary's Mountain Cookies... a must-have in Breck.  Yes, they're like $4 a piece and blah, blah, blah but so worth it!  I mean a cookie, with nuts and chocolate, dipped in chocolate and nuts again?  Overindulgent yes, but amazing.








We spent a lot of time outdoors, hiking up the slopes right behind our condo.  We tried out baby girl's carrier for the first time and she loved it!  Pretty much slept right through the first two hikes of her life.














We all had such a great family vacation, thank you Nana and Papa!  It was a beautiful weekend up in the mountains and has me wanting to buy a condo so we can take a weekend trip whenever we feel like it... maybe if we all go in on it?