Beaver Creek Recap-Part 2

Happy Wednesday!

It's been a tough week getting back into the swing of things, attempting to get well, and get caught up on ALL THE THINGS!  Spring sports are all starting this week as well!  Ready or not...SPRING IS HERE!


Monday morning, these cuties decided to take a day off from skiing.  I liked the idea.  :)

My parents took the day off as well and we drove them over to Vail to check out the town.

The weather was CHILLY, windy, and snowy so our plans of checking out the shops were not happening.  Instead we found Imagination Station in Lionshead Village on the second level of the parking garage!  I never would have found it alone, but a sweet lady pointed it out.  It was the perfect spot to keep these kiddos entertained.

The area mostly had things for younger kiddos but there was a big art center with tables where we sat and played a few games.

Then it was Blue Moose Pizza time!

We all gave it two thumbs up!

Even this girl! 

This was our family that last time we were in Vail during Spring Break.  You can see in those pictures how I got all kinds of tricky with those passed down ski clothes.  I could only find Ebby Lee's old ski pants, not Nixon's so I mentioned to Ebby Lee to please not say a word to Bowen about them being "girl pants".  It worked!   And everyone was dressed perfectly.  :)

After lunch, we stopped back by Imagination Station to grab their paintings that had dried while we ate.  Britt found this spinning penny machine and really could have stayed in this spot for hours!

Meanwhile, outside...it was looking like this.

I know I don't brag on this girl enough, but she is such a great big sister!  She's always down for some play time with her younger siblings and I'm so thankful for all her help!

So thankful for these three!

My boys who were skiing on the mountain decided to take a break at the Ritz for lunch and smores.

Then they were back at it for more!

We then made our way over to Vail Village, enjoyed the toy store, and loved seeing the ice skating rink.

We had an afternoon cup of coffee....errrr-smoothie if you're under 35.

Miss Britt was all about the pose.

We had fun checking it all out with my parents.

That evening we went to the Ritz for smores and dinner.  Can you tell she wasn't mad about it?

When did she turn five?

Our party of eight...ready to celebrate!  My mom turns sixty later this month and we decided we'd have a little birthday dinner to celebrate in Beaver Creek.

The Ritz has a fun arcade downstairs that kept the crazies occupied while we waited for our table.

Several of you asked about babysitters and I should have mentioned.  I got the name of Care 4 Kids Babysitting Agency from a trusted friend who has a home in the Vail area, so I felt great about this agency.  We used two different sitters...one on Sunday for Britt and one on Tuesday.  We actually bumped into her sitter from Sunday in the arcade Monday night because she was watching other kiddos.  Small world...right?!

I've also heard GREAT things about the Small World Nursery at Beaver Creek Village.  I was too late booking this and it was full, but I've heard it's a great option as well.

And finally-I would have signed Britt up for ski school but she wasn't fully one hundred percent potty trained.  We're still working on this.  Spring Break set us back!  Next time, this girl will be on the slopes with us!

This was probably my FAVORITE meal!  Buffalo's at The Ritz Carlton-Bachelor Gulch...highly recommend in the Beaver Creek area!  The atmosphere was fun, food was delicious, and there was so much to do to entertain the kiddos while we waited!

See?  This cutie was a BIG Fan!

We surprised my mom with dessert and check out Ebby Lee's excited face.  What a way to end the night!

Tuesday morning I met my crew coming off the chair lift...can you spot them?

Nixon's been on a few more ski trips than the other kiddos so he took no time at all warming up and was so sweet to remind me I was slowing us down.  #boys

I only had two little mess ups on Ski Day #2...

1.  Tab persuaded me to handle a blue because it'd be "so much quicker then taking all the greens down".  Well, let me tell you...when I was half way down the mountain, I realized this run was not in fact a blue but a BLACK!  My green-run-loving-self couldn't take it.  I tried to convince Tab I would slide sideways down the mountain but that was really gonna take me HOURS so eventually I did the slide of shame and slid myself down that mountain on my hiney.  #slideofshame

2.  Bowen, Ebby Lee, and I had about an hour before we had to be back to relieve the sitter and get Britt.  I saw an easy green run on the way back to the resort and decided we'd take it home.  Easy Peasy.  Right?  Both of the kiddos fell and skis popped off behind me-which means UP the mountain.  Ebby Lee managed to handle herself on her own but Bowen needed me to walk up the mountain to help him.  This kind of thing is all Tab's wheel house...I don't possess enough ski skills to take care of myself and others!  We were a MESS but we made it down the mountain with FIVE minutes to spare!

We were SO tired!

Everyone vegged out while I caught up on the previous night's Bachelor episode.

Another afternoon, another cup of hot cocoa.

We ventured into Avon for dinner at Sauce on the Creek Tuesday night.  The pizza and pasta were a HIT!

Sparklers one night and an outdoor movie the other?  YES, please!  Beaver Creek Village was showing a movie complete with blankets and hot apple cider.

This cutie...totally worth my sore legs for days later.  :)

Wednesday was our last full day in Beaver Creek.  Tab, Nixon, and Ebby Lee decided to ski one more day.  The littles and I hung out in the room.  We read, played, and just had the laziest/coziest day.


ALL THE HOT COCOA on this cold day!


If you saw my post yesterday, then you know at this point I was feeling yucky-totally thinking I had a bad cold {and later would learn it was flu #2}.  We made the most of our night and headed home on Thursday morning.

Spring Break 2019 was one for the memory books!  Such a great week together with our family!

Thank you so much for reaching today!
XO

10 comments

Linda Z said...

My green run loving self applauds you for getting down that totally "not blue" run. 😀 No shame!

Mix and Match Mama said...

Oh my goodness! All the food looks amazing! Why does food taste so much better when it's cold outside? What a fantastic spring break!!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

What a wonderful trip! All of those huge smiles on your kiddos say it all!

Narci said...

This trip looks like such a blast, and I am thoroughly impressed you made it down that black in one piece and willing to go down another mountain. Those are so scary! You go, girl!

Melanie Wentworth said...

Oh my goodness! I'm a green run loving skier too! We've thought about taking our kids next year, but I'm like you, I can hardly handle myself skiing, much less little people too! So note to self, don't try even an easy run without Dad. And no shame here, I would have totally done the same hiney slide!
-MWentworth

Julie said...

No shame in the sliding down on your honey run. I've done that & had to have ski patrol take me once bc my knee was done! Not sure if you have checked led it out but if you go back to BC, the nordic center does free family snowshoe tours complete with cocoa & cookies. fun!

Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said...

The ski mishaps are so funny!! #theslideofshame 😂😂 I would have been in a full on panic. The lazy day with the littles is much more my speed. Can't believe you got the flu again!! But it looked like such a great trip!!

Brooke said...

I know which run you are talking about. I sat down and wouldn't move. I got down that mountain sitting in one of those sled things they rescue you with. Guess what? I have never skied again. I stay in the spas, restaurants and bars now!

Lindsey Thomas said...

My brother got married in Beaver Creek. We stayed at the Ritz and his reception was at Zach's Cabin...which you can only access by sleigh pulled by a snow cat! It's a great area and your pictures brought back memories!

Missy George said...

Thanks for sharing..I spent 3 years in Solo Springs in the 60's..Beautiful country..Brought back memories..Beautiful Family..