we spent last weekend up in deer valley utah together. the st. regis deer valley kindly reached out and invited us up for the weekend, and we had a great experience. every last detail was looked after during our stay, and i think we made some of our favorite memories there together.
a few photos from the weekend, if you’d like to see….
^^^riding the funicular up to the hotel! it’s crazy how high up in the mountains this space is…a highlight for samson was definitely riding this “train” up and down the mountain. there just might have been a throwing of the body onto the floor after his first ride when his excitement quickly plummeted as he realized it was over and we were all walking away from the train. sorry, samson. ^^^
^^^we enjoyed dinner our first night at st. regis’ j&g grill, and it was delicious. also, eleanor made a new friend. major plus that he was all blue. ;) ^^^
^^^when we got back from our dinner, these sweet little reindeer were left in our room for eleanor and samson. they came with a cute little note telling them their names (regina and reggie!) and how they have always wanted to see central park and eat a big apple! i think my kids thought it was christmas morning! they have been carrying around their new reindeer everywhere this trip. in fact, at one point in the middle of the night, eleanor came to my bed and said, “mama, i can’t find regina!”, as she’d somehow fallen off the side of E’s bed. being woken up in the middle of the night is still not my favorite thing, but for my kids, and sweet reasons like this, i just can’t seem to mind in the least. ^^^
^^^we went to park city one afternoon to ride the alpine slides. riding up the ski lift was completely terrifying for me because i was so nervous about the kids (that thing is high!), but the slide made up for it. it was a blast! samson rode with me, and the entire ride down was full of the loudest “weeeeee!!!!” “yay!!!!” and “whoooohoooooo!” ‘s i have ever heard! my mama heart was about to burst! i loved getting to share that experience with him. josh says eleanor was very similar, yelling lots of “yeee-haaaa!” these kids sure love a thrill!^^^
^^^about to take off!^^^
^^^this view is from the ski lift. so breathtaking!^^^
^^^roasting homemade marshmallows at the hotel one night was probably our favorite part. samson and eleanor really wanted to do each step by themselves, which was fun. but also, we lost a lot of good marshmallows in that fire pit. :-( ^^^
^^^we spent one morning on main street in park city where we ate breakfast at the eating establishment, one of josh’s favorite spots since he was a little boy.^^^
^^^felt like we were back in nyc for a minute!^^^
^^^rocky mountain caramel apples! i live for these, you guys.^^^
^^^what fun is a hotel room without jumping on the bed?^^^
^^^enjoying some hot chocolate after nap time in our room…^^^
^^^deer valley’s weather was kind of all over the place, warm during the days, crazy chilly in the evenings. and there were a few big thunderstorms in there, too. so we were grateful we were able to take advantage of the heated pool one afternoon while it was on the warmer side! even if we were the only hotel guests crazy enough to attempt it!^^^
^^^the hotel offered a lot of fun activities for kids. we chose to fly a kite in the mountains one afternoon. we really enjoyed it despite the kite getting caught in a very tall tree at one point. (eh hem, josh.)^^^
^^^samson! it goes like this!” -said eleanor.^^^
^^^there it goes! thank you, wind!^^^
^^^and of course we made sure the kids got to ride horses! always a good time for them, getting on a horse! the horse handler asked samson what we say to get the horse to go and he said, “neeeeeiiiiggghhh!” haha. we kept having to remind him to say “giddy-up!” because he kept thinking he was just supposed to be the horse, or something. haha! i love these kiddos. ^^^
this was a very special weekend for us, and we are so appreciative to st. regis for hosting us! thank you again to their amazing staff and crew. we had a wonderful time.
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