Tuesday, May 26, 2009


We went camping this past weekend, and it was so much fun! Jacob loved being free to run around the campsite, and explore everything. He's such a curious little boy. I think his favorite thing was picking up all the rocks and throwing them. The first day we were there we took a hike into the Grand Canyon. It was the easiest mile and half down, but coming back up was a challenge for all of us! And Matt was carrying Jacob in a hiking backpack, so he had his work cut out for him.

The next day it rained and rained some more. So we spent our day in Flagstaff, had lunch at Olive Garden (we looked liked some hillbillies, having our yearly "fancy" dinner). We took a relaxing drive that killed alot time, while our campsite was being drenched.

On Saturday we did a 11 mile hike that took almost 6 hours. We had alot of good and bad times on that hike. I'll name a few - got rained on, Jacob was screaming for about 25% of the time, I was scared of bears, thunder and lighting ( that was like .5 miles away), got lost for about 5 minuets, 2 miles of the hike went up to 7,000 feet, very green, fresh air, top off the mountain had an awesome view, Jacob slept 15% of the time, got lots of exercise, and felt like we accomplished something we didn't think we could do. Also on this night Jacob throw his binky in the fire, it was petty funny until we realized it was one we just bought!

And on Sunday we packed up and headed home. That morning Matt did go fishing for a third time and finally caught a fish! He was so proud of himself.