I'm pretty sure Moab is Jeremy's most favorite place on the planet!
I've mentioned before one of the main draws to moving to SLC was to be within 4 1/2 hours from Moab. So I booked a motel/hotel whatever you wanna call it for his bday and we loaded up the car (as lightly as possible, to fit what we could) and took off early Saturday morning. Pearce was sooooo excited about the pool. That's pretty much all she thought we were gonna do there this weekend. So that was the first thing we did when we got to hotel, and she was not happy when it was time to get out of pool a couple hours later when we were ready to go hit up one trail before dinner.
It was a really great trip. I still remember when Jeremy and I went to Moab when I was pregnant with Pearce, and we saw this family with 2 kids in carseats in back of a jeep, and we both said, that'll be so cool one day to do that with 2 kiddos in the back. And here we are! Pretty great to have a little family getaway.
She loved every second of the pool, and she has gotten so much more brave than last year. It'll be fun to go to Seven Peaks this summer with her.
We did one trail this day - Hell's Revenge. Gorgeous views, not tooooo many crazy scary parts, and it's one of my favorites. Stopping at the beginning of trail to let out air in tires. Takes a while, so I figured might as well let the caged animal out to play a bit. Collected rocks, danced and climbed on neighboring trailers, and played in red sand.
I love this pic of Henry and Jeremy. :)
Okay, hitting the trail, and it started off so scary. Like mini-lion's back or something. very extremely narrow and really really steep incline. And a truck was coming at us head on, like ther is no way at all one car can fit on this path, and Jeremy started driving off to the side to let other car go by. I was freaking out, then Pearce got scared (but stayed calm) and said while looking out her window, "daddy, i think we're gonna fall off." Well, somethings never change, and I'm still a big ole scaredy-cat. However, the next scary part that I was freaking out about, Pearce says "mom, it's okay." Hmmm. I'm glad she doesn't take after me in that regard.
Sweet little Henry was fast asleep. But it was funny we could see his hand was clenching onto the side of his carseat has he was bouncing around. He slept most of trails (and most of travel to/from SLC). Except when he'd wake up, he was not happy. At some points, we were like, "uh, why'd we bring a 4 month old baby to moab?!?!" whoops! sorry henry. you'll love it some day. I should also mention that he has been a horrible napper and night sleeper since this (only cat nap in day and wake up multiple times at night.) The darn jeep totally messed him up! His bed is way too calm now. Now I'm tempted to start driving him around in jeep to get him to sleep now.
My sweet little angel turned 4 months old this day.
Near Mickey's Hottub. Both kids sleeping, so we got out a snapped a pic just the two of us. <3 p="">3>
Potty and snack break.
Here is an excellent example of of telling Pearce something, and her doing the absolute opposite. "Don't throw the sand, it will get in your eyes." And what does she do? Yup, of course.
My little lone explorer.
Kinda stormy on one side of valley, and blue skies on the other.
She got daddy to go explore with her.
Day 2. Tired? Yes. All of us. Except probably Henry. Pea woke up crying multiple times and when I tried to console she'd kick me, so I'd go back to bed.
Do you see this sassy attitude?!?! I have the sound bite in my head that goes with this look.
Alright, just a few more minutes then turn around cuz Henry is going bazonko!
BEAUTIFUL. Both kids fell asleep on the way out of that canyon/area... so we drove into town and got some burgers at Milt's, then went to a very cute park around the corner from there that had lots and lots of outdoor musical instraments. And it was breezy and shady and wonderfully peaceful. But this is the only picture I got.
Until next time...