We rolled into Denver (Homewood Suites by the airport) around 115am. We checked in and found out that we were in a smoking room. They had NO other rooms available. We checked into our room (sidenote: a girl had gone back to check it out and reported that the smell "wasn't too bad") and discovered that it did, in fact, smell like a smokey college pub. Nora had been awake since 1030 and Emmy obviously woke up during the check in procedure, so we just let them play while we contemplated whether we wanted to just eat our hotel cost and find a non-smoking room at another hotel or just stay. After about 40 minutes of calling around, walking to neighboring hotels and contemplating calling up Denver friends we decided to stay. I think we all got to sleep at about 2am.
Then 6am happened...and both girls (in separate rooms) WOKE UP. It's definitely a conspiracy theory.
We bathed the girls and played until the breakfast area opened at 7am. We ate our breakfasts, packed up and then headed to Golden. We walked around the cute downtown area and stuck the girls' feet in the FREEZING COLD creek. After that we headed to a mall in Lakewood and got shoes at the Stride Rite outlet. We were specifically going for Nora, but I knew there was no way we'd be able to leave without getting Emmy a pair. They had a buy one get one 40% off, so it didn't end up too bad.
After shoe shopping (welcome to your life, Christopher Sanders) we went back to Golden to eat at Bob's Atomic Burgers. We give it 8 thumbs up. Nora had her first chocolate milk and we had some yummy burgers. Then it was time to fight traffic and head to the mountains. Traffic was traffic and there was construction. Nora fell asleep about 5 minutes into the drive. It took Emmy a bit longer but they each got a nap in.
Once we got to the condos in Granby, we went swimming and then hit the free ski lift with Mimi and Papa and the Jay & Eden clan. Nora was a squirmy worm all the way up and all the way down. Let's just say my nerves were running in high gear and I felt like peeing my pants the whole way!!
Mimi made a pizza and salad dinner, and thus the overeating began. After dinner I'm sure the kids played a bit, I think we skipped baths due to the morning bath and swimming. The girls went down easy and then Chris and I went on a date....to the grocery store to stock the fridge =)
It was a good day.