The first week in September, we went on a family vacation to Colorado. Eila met her Great-Grandpa Hall for the first time and made an immediate connection with him by fishing. We went on lots of "hikes," which were walks through the mountains, stopping to collect rocks in the stroller seat, where Eila would then sit on them. "It's comfy!"
We enjoyed several picnics and even had cookies for breakfast like Great-Grandpa a few times. Eila loved the hot bathtub at the vacation house we rented and had to take a swim every morning. She saw several rainbows and even became a little bored with them. One morning, Eila thought that I (her mother) was Aunt Amber coming downstairs and was very disappointed to learn the truth. Eila read the Bible and sang her Bible verse songs for a while and is still carrying around "her" Bible.
The highlights of vacation for Eila were playing with John Huntoon and Josiah in Boulder and Breckenridge. She also loved playing in the sunroom with Grandma Kathy and Great-Grandma Hall, and even Elliana and her aunt Ursula. The best part, though, was going home. Eila was able to ride in a car, bus, train, and 2 planes in order to get to her Michigan home, where she wanted to go all week. Nick (the nickname) for the vacation house and all the space, luxury, and great views just didn't compare to the comforts of home.