Monday, September 22, 2008

It's All About Volcanoes!

I'm not sure what triggered the fascination with volcanoes, but the last two weeks, Sawyer has inquired about volcanoes on a regular basis. We took a special trip to the non-fiction section at the library and picked out as many volcano books as we could find. We've read all of them and talked about them in great detail. Only a few weeks ago did he start saying "hot Lava" instead of "hot llama". I didn't correct him because it is too cute, but he eventually corrected it himself.

Zach and I have been wanting to take him to Mt Lassen all week and yesterday was the day! For those of you that don't live around here, Mt lassen erupted in 1915 and is now preserved as a National Park! It is absolutely beautiful! There are lakes, streams, mountains and peaks to climb, backcountry hiking trails and campsites. The terrain changes at every curve of the road. It is quite a spectacular site! I am usually not an information, nonfiction, data gathering type, but I'm experiencing a new excitement for these things to come alive for my little 4 year old sponge. To see this through his eyes is so cool.

We thought the coolest thing to see (actually the hottest) was the boiling mud pots. We hiked a cool trail (we didn't realize it was 3 miles), but we all made it! The sulfuric rock and liquid was horribly stinky, but it made a huge impression on Sawyer. he woke up this morning and came into our room and the first thing he said was, "that volcano was really cool and stinky!" I'm not sure what he'll be interested in next, but I can't wait! he has been asking alot about the moon, but I'm not sure what we would do for that field trip?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Taking a Walk

The weather has cooled off this week and we've been able to get outside more! Sawyer, Toby and I went on a little walk this week next to Whiskeytown on the Old Mill Creek Trail. It was great for dog and boy to run! I'm afraid I was the slow poke!

Friday, September 5, 2008

6 Months

We are cruising along now! We are all so excited to have this new little guy here! Everything is going great and I feel very blessed to get to go through this awesome journey again. I have to admit my temperature gauge changed over the past few weeks. I am freezing Zach out at night with the AC and still find myself hot. Hopefully, our temps will start dropping here soon. I'm absolutely amazed at how much faster this pregnancy is going, YIKES! I just realized this morning that 5 years ago this month, we found out we were pregnant with Sawyer...very cool!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Rough Start

There were 2 shelves! Now only 1!
The hole here doesn't quite show up good...there are 4 all together :(

Thank you grammy for our sweeper, I'm going to need a more powerful model!

One phone call is all it takes sometimes! I heard a massive bang from the back of the house with no screaming (which is good). Sawyer shows up in the kitchen and tells me something really bad just happened. I already guessed that! We went into the office and there it was on the floor. My poor shelf. The sad part is the huge holes in my wonderful wall. After a few minutes of asking what happened, it finally came out that he just needed to hang! Yes, you've heard the "need to speed" well my son has the "need to hang". I'm thankful that he didn't get hurt! After, he spent some time in his room, I gave him a snack and this is what became of it! I'm glad I didn't add milk!!!! I love my boy and realize that the action is just going to double soon!