Thursday, March 11, 2010

birthday & snow (personal)

A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated Dayton and Grady's 6th birthday! We had our annual birthday dinner at The Rainforest Cafe on the Riverwalk with their Mimi and Pop Pop. The boys LOVE going there!!!









The next night, we did our at home celebration with a few presents and cake! Uncle Pete hit the jackpot with new DS games for the boys!...





Look who wasn't so thrilled with all the attention D&G were getting...(at least he wasn't crying!!)...



And we finally gave them the hand-me-down Star Wars toys from their Uncle Beau...





The next morning, we woke up super-early and headed to Ruidoso, New Mexico, for our very first ski trip!! It was a very last minute trip that was planned in about five days! Our friends were sweet enough to ask us if we wanted to go hang out at her uncle's awesome home in the mountains! We had a blast! The first day there, we instantly headed out to a local park to let the kids play!...



















Dayton fell asleep very early, but Grady got to celebrat again because that was his real birthday dinner!...



The next day we headed up the mountain to Ski Apache for Dayton and Grady to spend the day in the Kiddie Corral Ski School! Brogan wasn't thrilled that he didn't get to stay and ski in the "no" (snow)...









On Sunday, we decided to not go skiing again, but to go play at a big park a little ways up the mountain. We packed the sleds and were ready to go. On the way there, it started snowing pretty hard. The boys were so excited!!! We had the best time doing the sleds, throwing snowballs, and building a snowman! Unfortunately, I didn't get many pictures because the snow was getting my camera all wet. :( So, I just took a couple right out of the car...







Well, our first real family vacation was wonderful! We only had one kid get a little fever, one kid throw-up in the car, one kid fall off the top bunk, and a million more other fun memories!!! The boys are still talking about the snow and how much fun they had!! Hope we get to go again someday!!!

5 comments:

Kristi H said...

Happy Birthday, boys! I think we appreciate snow so much more because we never get any down here! Looks like you had a great trip! We can't wait to go skiing again next year!

I guess I need to get out more. I didn't know there was a Rainforest Cafe on the Riverwalk!

Kristin said...

OMG, Im ROTFLMAO! The picture of Brogan looking not so thrilled and your "we only had one..." are priceless! What a great trip; glad you all had so much fun!

BTW, I LOVE the picture of Brynn in her furry jacket!

Angie R said...

Wonderful pictures Amber! I am so glad you had a good time. You really did have some serious snowfall. The picture of Brogan upset is truly priceless. How did D&G like skiing?

Tyana said...

Love the pics...I too had to comment on that picture of Brogan watching D&G open their gifts. Hilarious.

The Doodys said...

Brogan is so cute, reminds me a lot of my cotton top!