Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hiking with Desert Boy

When we were at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area last week, Desert Boy had the opportunity to do some hiking. He has lots of energy, so it was fun to see what else he did besides the hiking. After all, toddlers aren't exactly known for their attention spans.

One of the things he did repeatedly was to see how the dirt tasted. Before anyone had a chance to stop him, he was down on his hands and knees, mouth pressed to the ground. When we pulled him up, with dirt sticking to his lips, he said, "Yum."

He climbed into little rock alcoves. Fortunately they didn't go back far, so we could eventually get him out.

For some reason he decided to lay down on the trail. I'm not sure why, I think he just thought it might be fun to lay on the dirt. Or maybe he wanted a better look at the sky. His great-uncle sure looks tall from that view!

He looks pretty relaxed hanging out in the dirt, in the middle of the trail. But eventually, like most toddlers, he got bored. So he picked up some dirt in his hand.

And unfortunately opened his hand when it was over his face, allowing the dirt to get into his eyes. He made quite a face.

He blinked rapidly, made more funny faces, and sat up.

Then all was well again, and he was ready for the next adventure.

3 comments:

The Incredible Woody said...

That little alcove looks like a perfect place for a nap!

Caroline said...

What a sweet little guy!

He had a good workout and I'm sure a good bath afterwards...

Germaine S said...

He is so ready for FFA soils judging!

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