Friday, July 31, 2009

Our 1st Family Vacation -Day 6

Day 6- Wednesday - July 22nd

Erik, Nolan, and myself headed to the strip to do some shopping. We walked to whole way down and the whole way back. We stopped at a really cute cafe for lunch. Erik got us a sandwich and a very tasty banana milkshake.
This is one the cute resturants on the strip. The flowers were gorgeous!

This is the view from where we ate lunch on the back porch of the cafe.

We also picked up some cookies from Marys Mountain Cookies. They were the best. You could smell them a block away. Mmmm...tasty!
Nolan enjoying the stroll outside Marys Mountain Cookies!

We also checked out the local golf course and the local park!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Our 1st Family Vacation -Day 5

Day 5- Tuesday - July 21st
Nolan and I just hung around the house that morning. We went for a little hike, but didn't make it too far with the stroller. We came back and I let Nolan pretend to drive Uncle Tims jeep. (what Tim doesn't know won't hurt him ;-))He loved that. All the guys went fishing that morning. After lunch, we went for a little bike ride that turned into the longest bike ride I have ever been on. We went 13 miles...all the way to Lake Dillon and back. Nolan enjoyed the ride...he slept the whole time.
Nolan and Mommy out for a short walk on our street.

Nolan found a place to sit in the backyard and had lots of rocks to play with!

Here is Nolan playing in Uncle Tims jeep! Shhh...nobody tell Tim!

Nolan and Landry couldn't move in their little trailor! Nolan kept leaning on Landry to sleep!

On the bike trail...half way home!

Our 1st Family Vacation -Day 4

Day 4 - Monday - July 20th

We all loaded up in the cars and headed to the Fun Park. We enjoyed the alpine slide the most. Nolan had fun in the Bounce house with Landry. Troy and Lucas enjoyed the trampoline. We also tried to play 18 holes of putt-putt...half way through it started sleeting on us. We had to run to shelter as Nolan was getting pounded by sleet or hail or whatever the frozen mixture was.

Waiting for the boys to park the cars!

Someone is super sleepy!
Thats me on the alpine slide!

Monday night we all went out to eat in Breckenridge and then to Coldstone Creamery. We loved the oreo ice cream that we got from there. It was so tasty. I am an official fan of that place now.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Our 1st Family Vacation -Day 3

Day 3 - Sunday - July 19th

We went shopping! Its always a good day when you get to go shopping! We went to the outlet malls in Silverthorne. We didn't stay too long, but I managed to find a few deals. They had an Old Navy outlet. I went in and thought to myself...these prices aren't that much cheaper and then I saw a sign that said "Entire store 40% off". Its a good thing I don't live close to one of those because I could do some damage.

Believe it or not...this is where we went shopping. Isn't that awesome!

Our 1st Family Vacation -Day 2

Day 2 - Saturday - July 18th

We woke up the next morning and still had a 3 hour drive ahead of us to Breckenridge. We started the morning off right at IHOP. This is where Nolan tasted chocolate milk for the first time. He LOVED it just like his Mommy and Daddy do!

Here is a weird tiny pic of Nolan and me at IHOP enjoying our pancakes!
He did great on the drive up the mountains. He let out a few crys because I think his ears were popping. We finally arrived at the house at 11:30 to find the Boones and Thompsons waiting on us.
This is our fabulous house that we got to live in all week!
We unpacked and made our way into town to eat at Subway and then on to City Market for some grocerys...okay...for a TON of grocerys!

This is our total at the grocery store, us checking out, and 1 of the 2 cars full of grocerys. Yes, we got WAY too much food!

Our 1st Family Vacation -Day 1

This year we decided to take a big family vacation. It included the Barnards, Carters, Boones and Thompsons. Erik found the neatest house in Breckenridge and we just spent a week there. Here is a play by play of the week!

Day 1 - Friday - July 17th

We left about 10am and picked up Gigi at work in Mansfield about 10:30. I was so worried that Nolan wouldn't do very good on the 15 hour road trip. I honestly prayed about the situation about million times. God was so good and so was little Nolan. He was perfect as long as we had snacks and Mickey Mouse.
We stopped for lunch at Dairy Queen and we learned that Nolan loves their chocolate dipped ice cream...just like his mom. We stopped for dinner in Raton at McDonalds and Nolan had a blast playing in the playground and coming down a long slide by himself.
Later that night, we arrived in Castlerock, where we stayed the night in a hotel for the 1st time with Nolan. He did not like it at all! As soon as we entered the hotel room, he started screaming....he eventually went to sleep and when he woke up he was still screaming. I was thinking that he had an ear infection, but later realized he just hates hotel rooms. He was fine once we got outside the next morning.

Here is a pic of Nolan in the car eating a snack and watching Mickey!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Homemade Ice Cream

I made homemade ice cream for the first time today. We received a very nice cuisinart ice cream maker for our wedding (5 years ago) and I decided to pull it out today for the annual ice cream social at my in-laws. Nolan and I made Strawberry Homemade Ice Cream, although Nolan apparently wanted apple (he tried to put an apple in...thank goodness it was too big to fit) ! I only sampled a spoon full and it is yummy! I can't wait until tonight to have a couple of bowls and watch fireworks. Just hoping that Nolan likes the fireworks as much as the ice cream!!! Happy 4th!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Eriks New Love

Erik has a new love and appreciation for Nolan this week. He didn't think it was possible to love him any more, but he does now. Nolan LOVES to sit with Erik and watch golf now. They are so cute together. Everytime a ball goes in the hole, Nolan holds up his right hand and makes a fist. He is just too cute.