We have been busy busy lately! The weather has been beautiful, so we've been spending a lot of time outside. Although, I think my blood is already starting to thin. When we go outside in the mornings and it's below 50 degrees, I'm wearing a sweatshirt, and my jacket and I'm still shivering. I'm turning into a wuss.
Lots of pictures to see, so let's get started!
We went to visit the Lost Dutchman State Park out east of Phoenix. It was a beautiful day! Sadly, Little J fell down and scraped his head right before I put him in the backpack, so we only hiked for about 2.35 minutes. So basically, I paid $9 to comfort a sad toddler. Oh well. It was worth it. The views were amazing, and James had a good time playing in the car.
|This is the last cookie we had from our friend's the Saids.|
It's a butter cookie from France. It was a struggle to
not eat it myself.
|Apparently there's a lost gold mine up there somewhere. I just think it looks pretty.|
|The ground was covered in little green plants! The whole desert was carpeted|
in grass, and it was quite pretty.
Another thing we spend a lot of time doing is playing at the park. Little J is old enough to appreciate the playground now, and he has a pretty good time. He's just recently started going down the slide by himself and thinks it's the most fun he's ever had.
|He also likes to climb on things he's just slightly too small to master and give|
me heart palpitations.
|The poor guy just needs about 1.7 more inches.|
|Look at those happy Js!|
Yesterday, Little J and I went on an off-roading desert adventure to the south and west of Phoenix in the Sierra Estrella mountains. It was a total blast.
|Yeah, we're probably going to leave it like that for a while so people think|
we're really cool.
|We found a beautiful mission church.|
|Little J had the time of his life playing in the sand.|
|Some little birds had a dance party here.|
|The desert is actually quite beautiful. Especially this time of year. We've|
gotten more rain than usual, so everything is lush (for a desert) and green!
|Little J made sure to sniff some of the rocks he picked up.|
I almost peed my pants laughing at him.
|You can almost see them in this picture, but Little J is getting tiny |
little freckles across the bridge of his nose. It makes him even cuter,
if that's physically possible.
Everything is "uh-oh", "oh-no" and "ow" these days.