We had a pretty relaxing few days in Colorado Springs, which was nice. Dan and I had both had pretty hectic days in the weeks leading up to our trip, so we welcomed hanging out in sweats and not doing much of anything (first trimester pregnant girl really enjoyed it...).
Evelyn got to open up her Christmas gift from Uncle Ed and Aunt Sandi - a Jesse doll (which she loves!)
She also got to play with Uncle Ed's rabbits.
Yay - a functioning seat belt!
Entry into the North Pole
We got there a little early, so Evelyn was helping Daddy wash the windshield and drive while we waited.
The "actual" North Pole (there is a pole of ice in there that stays frozen year-round)
Daddy and Evelyn walking to the kiddie rides. She is so darn cute (I'm a little biased, I know!).
I love this hat - I wish she could wear it more than the 2 weeks we are in Colorado!
Riding her first ride. I don't think she quite knew what to think!
This was her second ride...it's also the only ride I remember from when I was young!
Daddy and Evelyn on the Christmas tree ride.
Coming off the Christmas tree ride (like the mittens, Em?)
This picture cracks me up because she looks like she's hacked off...but she really was enjoying it. I think she was just trying to figure it all out!
Riding with Daddy on the fire truck ride.
Then we went to Santa's house to see Santa. She did great on his lap!...
...Until he turned her around.
(why do we do this to our kids??...another 'white lie' to the kids I struggle with!)
The last ride we went on was a little train ride along the mountain side. I think she was getting pretty cold at this point.
The only family picture we got at the North Pole!
Dan took her down this slide once (he said it was freezing at the top!).
We had one last night in Colorado Springs with Ed and Sandi. While we were waiting for dinner to finish cooking, Dan was letting Evelyn drink out of his water glass. She thought it was a pretty big deal to drink from the big kid cup!