One of our first hikes was to go up to this little gazebo we could see on the top of the hill. It was straight up, but not very long. PC and the kids ran up it. Baby Girl was trying to go to sleep so I stayed with her in the car. She would have nothing of it, so I put her in the pack and we went up. She fell asleep as we walked down. She slept a lot in that pack on these hikes.
Another day, we hiked the first part of the Devils Thumb trail. We didn't make it to the top, as it got very steep after the first mile and a half. And the trail was covered in snow! It was so beautiful and we saw several mule deer on the drive up to the trail. We had read that it was a good spot for moose, so we were really hoping to see some. They must have all been hunkering down out of the cold, because there were none in sight. The first mile follows this little creek. It was all really beautiful.
We did get snow a couple days. I love the picture of Minnie trying to catch the snow. We spent a lot of time in our little condo relaxing, coloring pictures, and playing games. Nana and I split up the dinner schedule so we only had to cook every other day. We would eat at the condo of whoever had cooked. It worked out really well. Baby Girl really took off on her crawling abilities this week as well. She loved mastering that little step! Tink turned 12 the day we left, so we baked cookies the night before to celebrate and had her "blow out" the battery operated candles we had brought along. It was a nice holiday, but always nice to come home too.