Colorado

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Colorado was a whirlwind.  Silverthorne, Breckenridge, and Denver, all in about a six day period was a bit overwhelming considering the babies were not feeling well, but we made it!  And we conquered!  We were in Silverthorne for a wedding for a high school friend of Husband’s, that he was a groomsman for.  Wow, what a beautiful setting, nestled in the Rockies!  It was a very sweet occasion, no detail was overlooked, the bride was stunning… it was perfect!

The very next day we were able to hike up to Lily Pad Lake with the kiddos.  I had googled some trails that were “kid friendly” which I assumed to mean that us carrying them on our backs would be a breeze if the hike was as searched, “kid friendly”… but I was wrong… VERY wrong.  This was a pretty tough hike with almost 35 pounds on Husbands back and 20 on mine.  But we made it!  All the way to Lily Pad Lake!  And it was worth it!  Minus the fact that Remy’s little cheeks got wind burned :( poor guy… but it cleared up fast :)

The following day, we trekked to Breckenridge where we had lunch at The Canteen Tap House and Tavern (super yummy!), then we caught the gondola up to the top of the mountain where we thought Bennett would be able to ride the Alpine Slide but unfortunately he was still too young (must be 3, gahhhhhh!!!) so we settled for Dippin Dots (Bennett was a first timer) and some cocktails and just enjoyed the view!

Finally, we made our way to Denver for the Independence Day festivities.  We stayed at a beautiful hotel (Oxford) that was within a block of Union Station.  Husband & I got to sample beers at the original brewery of Denver, Wynkoop, and that evening the Rockies had their Fireworks game which was conveniently seen from our hotel window! Bennett really loved it, he kept saying “Oooooohhh!!
and “Wooooow!!!”. Husband had to leave the next day, but Mama Olson & I got to explore and try some eateries by ourself with the kids.  There was a fun little splash pad close by that we spent lots of time at since the weather was quite warm.  Overall, it was another successful trip with the babies!

** I wanted to tag the Colorado post from a few years ago because it’s cute to see how much Bennett has grown :) **


A Remington First :: The Beach

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Short and sweet, Remy’s first beach experience was a huge success!  Lots of sunscreen was lathered, fists full of sand was ingested, and never ending facial expressions telling his exact feelings… perfect!  We had a lovely time just relaxing and appreciating our time in the sun.  Hope you enjoy the pics!

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Also!  One of my dearest friends, Sarah, came to visit from Ohio with her husband and kiddos!   So thankful for her and our friendship which has stayed strong even while being far apart!  Her kids are so well behaved and got along great with Bennett!  They are so lucky to have her as their mama- she’s truly the best!

Love you, Sarah- I know you are reading this ;)


Mommy & Bennett in Malibu

I’m about to post a ton of pics from our time in Malibu last weekend, so I thought I would share this sweet video of my first “walk” on the beach with my boy!

Thanks, Husband, for the cute video!


Bennett Wesley :: First Time Beachin’

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Well, Bennett & I decided that since daddy was going to a wedding in the Caymans for the weekend, we were going to make a trip to the beach!  To be completely honest, 2.5 hours in the car for three week old Bennett was a little ambitious for me.  The ride over wasn’t too bad. Only had to stop twice (once for a diaper change, the other for a feeding & diaper change), and once we got to the beach, we were happy little clams.  We had lots of family there to help with all our needs so that made things a lot easier.  Couldn’t have done it by myself…

The ride back on the other hand, that was a whole new ball game for me.  Bennett did not get a very good nights sleep Saturday night, so the screeching and wailing continued from the wee hours of the morning (2:30-3:00 AM) all the way until we got home the next day.  Yes, pretty much the entire car trip back was miserable for both of us… I’m not going to even try to sugar coat that one.  My thoughts are, having done that tiny first trip by myself, I can handle the crazy spells of this baby.  I stayed calm (because I can totally see how new parents can become so stressed out and frustrated when this kind of event takes place), pulled over to comfort him when I could, and once we got home he was happy and peaceful.  I think that all the driving got him frazzled and he started to resent his car seat.  Felt bad for my little dude.  But we did it!  And that first is done and over with!

But as you guys can see from the pictures, Bennett was not super impressed with the beach.  In fact, he slept on my shoulder the whole time we were out there!  I think he did enjoy the breeze and the sound of the waves hitting the shore though :).  I think the more we go back and the older he gets, the better it will be.  I cannot wait for the time we go and he actually puts his little toes in the sand and feels the water on his skin.  It’s going to be so much fun!

Hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day weekend with family & friends!

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^^ Unfortunately, every picture I took at the beach that day turned out splotchy like this because I didn’t realize I got sunscreen on the lens :(… next time I’ll be more careful! ^^