Aaron got a new "bike" over the weekend. It's a little big, but he will grow into it. So far, he loves to push it and he calls it his "car". Mom got rather frustrated putting it together, so Dad had to finish it when he got home.
We went out to Pallisade, CO over the weekend. Cooper ran a 1/2 marathon in Pallisade on Saturday morning. Then, we toured several of the many wineries in the area. We were able to do a little wine tasting while Aaron munched on crackers and cheese. On Sunday, we did a hike near Fruita, CO. We thought it was about 6 miles, but it was a bad map and ended up being more like 8 miles. We were all tired at the end, but we made it! Aaron was a tropper napping in his backpack. The camping was less than perfect-a freight train and I-70 running through camp-but we still had a great time relaxing by the Colorado River. It was a great Mother's Day Weekend. Aaron even brought be flowers on Friday before we left. He was very proud when he handed them to me.
We went to Chuck's Cabin, a hut near Vail Pass this weekend. There were several kids who were "towed in". Some of the people had snowmobiles to tow in the gear. There was a lot of snow for May. The hut was total luxury compared to most of the backcountry places we have been to. It had running water and electricity!
The Best Family skiing back out to the cars on Sunday: The group:
Throwing rocks in the stream Trying to get used to his rock climbing helmet
Snoozing on the hike
A little wet after falling in the stream
Our "campsite" in the middle of nowhere
We spent a great Spring weekend in Moab, Ut. The weather was perfect. We did some desert crack climbing, managed to get our brand new climbing rope stuck, went on a beautiful hike in Kane Creek Canyon, played in the water, and camped in the middle of nowhere.
We got our second storm of the season this weekend. There was not near as much snow as the first one, but it was enough to take Aaron sledding. He was a little tired from his busy Sunday consisting of a haircut and a bottom tooth coming in, but he seemed to have fun. His snow suit fits much better this year, since his first time to wear it last year was when he was 7 weeks old and cross country skiing with Mom and Dad.
Mom hiking the hill with Aaron and sled in tow... Telling Dad to slow down!...