Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs

We took Ty on the longest hike he has ever done so far while we were down in Utah to see Anasazi Indian petroglyphs. We took the Tempi'po'op Trail, which is a really well maintained trail that takes you up to a rocky ridge where you can search for the rock drawings the Anasazi did many years ago. Ty did amazing on the way up, he needed very little help and only a few breaks ("I need a break!" see below picture of him sitting on the trail). Once we got up to the top we had a blast climbing the rocks and searching for all of the rock drawings. The drawings were impressive almost as much as Ty's stamina!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Ty's Haircut

Normally, Jamie or I will cut Ty's hair, but since we were down in Utah and Ty's was pretty scraggly and his bed-head hair was getting hard to tame, we thought it would be fun to get it professionally done. Ty did great...only a little hesitation at the beginning, but the hairstylist was wonderful (and it helped that she had candy to bribe him with too). What a handsome guy!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Petrified Dunes

Another one of our favorite places to explore and hike is at the Petrified Dunes in Snow Canyon Park. Aunt Melinda and her hubby Landan came with us to explore this time around. It was their first time, so it was fun to introduce them to it.
(We dubbed this Landan's Throne.)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Rock Climber

On this exploring trip we did lots of climbing. The main reason being that Ty loves to climb. He is a natural climber and he has no fear, which is a little scary, so we always have to make sure we are right with him because he will take on any rock. To show you have funny he is, he actually yelled out "I'm the best rock climber in the world!" while he was climbing up a big rock.
Ty the artist having fun using loose rocks to "draw" on the rock walls in the little nooks and crannies we would explore.

Red Rock Walkabout

After Daddy arrived in St. George, we would go on outdoor adventures even more! One of our favorite spots to hike around and explore is a Red Rock area just off the main road. We always end up visiting more than once and we always find new places that we haven't seen before and old ones that have become our favorites. It is fun to see how much Ty is able to walk and climb around on his own this year, compared to last year! Our little man is growing up too fast!

Monday, February 7, 2011

For The Birds

We went down to St. George for a couple weeks like we did last year to visit Nana and Papa at their winter home. We loved the milder weather (compared to Washington) and took advantage of getting outside as much as we could! One of those adventures took us to a park and nature preserve where Ty acted like a bird, fed some birds and then helped Papa look for birds to take pictures of - aka: Ty chasing birds out of picture range to get them to cooperate.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sunbeam Smile

In January Ty graduated from his church "toy class" (which is what he called nursery) and moved on to Junior Primary. Now he is with the big kids, which for Ty is definitely not as fun as "toy class", but he is adjusting pretty well. I've heard from his teachers (who gave him this crown on his first Sunday in class - Prince Ty) that he is wiggly and giggly and likes to make people laugh. That is our little guy - always trying to make people smile and always on the move! We our so proud of our sunbeam!