Saturday, April 11, 2009

Gramma & Grampa's adventures in Brighton, CO

Hey Everybody....my Gramma & Grampa are here!


Spring break arrived, and thanks to a great deal on United, Gramma and Grampa packed our bags and headed to see our Colorado kids. Matt and Heidi have a beautiful home, surrounded by natural beauty, and we took great advantage of it all. The icing on the cake literally was being there to celebrate our baby's 2nd Birthday! Hard to believe, but it's true. Of course all Gramma's think their baby is the most beautiful and brightest.....but this kid amazes me. He was just here in February, and the level of new vocabulary in just two months was incredible. His understanding of questions and conversations, fenominal. Yes, I could gush for hours, so I will just go forward with a few pictures of our adventures. Upon arrival, he melted my heart as we ran together for a hug and reunion at the airport! This is the face I can't get enough of. Heidi took us to Eldorado Springs and we went on a hike. The highlight for Heidi and I was seeing our "Gampa" in his element with his grandbaby. The two of them were in boy heaven.

There was rock throwing, stick stirring and floating, and touching that Coooold mountain runoff. Tubby Time - Before
After...Story time with Gramma - he can't get enough of the books, and knows some of them really well.
then Heidi and I created this "Choo-Choo" cake for the big party day. Let the party begin! Happy boy when his friends arrived!

One cute boy happy with his second birthday party!Our next adventure... Barr Lake Nature Center and Hike....



Love these next two shots of our little man!


Daddy and Grampa doing 1...2...3!One last photo op with my boy before we hit the road....My Jackson started crying when we got to the airport, and said our goodbyes, he started his momma crying, and they had an emotional ride home...as did this Gramma

17 comments:

Traci Elizabeth said...

Looks like a wonderful trip!! He is such a darling boy.

Emily said...

Your trip looks like a blast! Your little Jackson is a cutie!!!

Grandma 'Kiss' said...

OH Sheryl! I know all the feelings you have for your little guy. He is adorable. It is wonderful when they are old enough to remember you. And I love it when they CRY because Grandma is leaving...isn't that the best? to be LOVED by a child...ummmm DELICIOUS!

Escobar Family said...

How fun to be with little Jackson. He is too cute! I absolutely loved him in his little overalls...too too cute! What talent on the cake too!

Lauri said...

There needs to be something in the marriage contract about how far our children and consequently our grandchildren can live from us! I'm sure you all had a wonderful week...Colorado is a beautiful state. I wish I had a reason to go to Colorado.

Ashley said...

Aw, how fun! We're excited to celebrate Kennedy's birthday this week too!

Brendon and Stephanie said...

Oh...so fun! Love all of the pictures, especially the "next two" you loved.

Can't wait to see everyone/anyone.

Grammy Staffy said...

Oh my goodness...your Jackson is a little doll!!!

Thanks for sharing these great pictures. What a wonderful trip you are having. I am happy for you. You two are a great Gramma and grandpa

Our little Calan came home from the hospital Fri afternoon. We are so excited to have this sweet baby home. We have had a wonderful Easter.

Happy Easter to you...with love, Lura

Heidi said...

It was quite the trip! we loved every minute of it! THanks again for everything! LOVE YOU!

Kris said...

What a cutie! The pictures are beautiful and I LOVE the cake - what a fun idea :)

Julia Holmes said...

What a fun trip!!! I am glad you guys had a such a great time :)

Pitt-Meisingers said...

GREAT PICTURES!! We had so much fun with him at his Utah birthday. He is a cutie patootie for sure!

Aaron and Caroline Haring said...

Awwww! Just adorable. Glad you got to see your baby. I can't believe he's 2!!

Sundbergs said...

Looks like a fun visit. He really is such a cutie.

Violet and Thomas said...

I just love that little dude. He is so lucky to have a grandma like you!

Mama Bear said...

SO FUN! I bet you were so sad to leave!

Marie said...

Oh Sheryl, what a wonderful trip you had to CO. What a sweetie pie your little guy is. I loved seeing all the pictures and know how very hard it must have been for you to have to say goodbye at the end of it all. XXOO