I’ve always loved the outdoors. When I was younger, a great majority of my time was spent outside. We walked to and from school, came home and had a snack, went outside to play until dinnertime. My family used to go camping every summer. Now, as an adult, I still love being outdoors. It centers me. It relaxes me. It rejuvenates me.
William has also always enjoyed the outdoors, but I think our Colorado vacation really sealed the deal. He’s learning to appreciate the outdoors and nature now that he is getting a little older. One of my favorite pictures from our trip:
Smelling the flowers. Whenever he sees flowers now, he has to smell them. It’s the cutest thing ever. After he smells them, he proceeds to pick them and rip off every single petal, but it’s still adorable. Being outside keeps him entertained forever!
I’m not going to lie, I’m usually much more of a beach person. But I didn’t get sick of these mountains or beautiful views once while on vacation.
How could you? Gorgeous!
I know we got back in town over a week ago, but I’m going to share a few more snapshots from Colorado that haven’t yet made their appearance on the blog. Plus, it lets me relive a little bit of our vacation.
Like these two smiling babes:
It’s never too early to go outside, jammies and all. Good thing William’s babysitter was willing to do anything and everything for him! (Thanks, Audrey!)
I think William misses waking up in the same house as his cousins…
They literally took care of him. Jacob would read and Audrey would do everything else.
But William always makes time to snuggle his momma…
Cutest little smile I ever did see!
More adventures in the town of Durango:
Big bear, little bear.
My adventurous little baby… Not scared of anything!
Flexible, too! 😉 He wanted those rocks in the water so bad!
One morning while my parents watched Audrey and William, the rest of us went for a white water rafting adventure.
It was a pretty calm trip with not a lot of paddling as our guide did most of the work. It was still fun to be on the river though! The kids jumped in which was impressive considering the water was 45 degrees! Brave little ones!
And then all of a sudden our adventures in Colorado came to an end. We boarded a tiny plane, and headed back to St. Louis (well, Denver first).
‘Til next time, Colorado!
And just in case you missed the other posts from our summer vacation:
- We’re here!
- Durango to Silverton Train
- Sow’s Ear (and other delicious food)
- Working Out (aka playing) in the Mountains
Have you ever been to Colorado?