Colorado: Day Three

October 22, 2008

I’m skipping Colorado: Day Two because those photos are on a different camera. On our second day at the resort, we visited Hot Sulphur Springs. I’m hoping to get to those photos this weekend.

Here are the photos from our first long hike. We hiked about 9 miles and climbed nearly 1,500 feet in elevation. Jonah was GREAT. We bought an Ergo carrier for the trip and he really enjoyed it. He fell asleep on my back for most of the hike down the mountain.

The first two photos are from our first snack break. We were only about a mile into the hike. We are heading around the meadow and up into the rocky terrain on the left-hand side of the photos.

 

The next two photos are higher up on the mountain. In the first, Matt is trying to get Jonah to drift off. And the second one Matt shot from an overlook point along the hike. In the second photo you can see the meadow where we rested and the lake (way off in the distance) where we parked the van.

In this last photo, we’re back in the meadow. Jonah had just woken up. On a side note, this hike instigated Jonah’s obsession with water. After this hike, throughout which we continually pointed out the stream and the waterfalls, he began to look for “ba ba” (his word for water) everywhere we went. Actually, he’s still doing it — even today when we went running in Parkville.

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Colorado: Day One

October 19, 2008

Here are some photos from our first full day at my parents timeshare in Granby, Colorado. It was fairly cold, so we didn’t spend too much time outside. It warmed up later in the week. I’ll post more photos when I have some time…and when Matt shows me how to edit files in RAW. (it’s a photo term that I don’t understand either.)

The first shot is Matt’s. He took some photos in the morning…before Jonah and I ventured out with him. I’d share more with you (they are gorgeous!) but I wouldn’t want to edit his work for him. I think if you want to see those, you’ll have to ask him for ’em.

The rest are from a short walk we took after lunch. The resort is located in a valley just southeast of Rocky Mountain National Park. It was beautiful and fairly rustic. We would’ve had to drive 25 minutes for fast food.

Jonah loved, loved, loved the snow. He actually threw one of his rare temper tantrums when we left the gazebo to go warm up. 

 

Rachel and I decided to take Jonah and Alexandria to Deanna Rose Farmstead yesterday. Jonah really enjoyed himself. He liked feeding the goats and even held a bottle for the baby goat. When we went to see the cows, he kept saying “mmmmm…” as the watched them eat their hay. Then, he offered the cow a drink from his cup

Playing at home

October 3, 2008

Workin’ a puzzle

Throwing a rope for Daisy

Cuddling with Wilbur

And flashing a big, cheesy grin for the camera