Monday, March 9, 2009

In the wilderness

Sunday was a gorgeous day, so after church Jake, Violet and I went over the Roman Nose State Park, a nice park not too far from where we live. It's got a couple of lakes, some fun trails to hike, gypsum hills. All in all, it's a beautiful place.

We hiked around, admiring nature's beauty, and enjoying Jake's continued marveling at the world around him.

One other note. On Saturday, we celebrated Kevin's birthday belatedly along with the birthdays of Kevin's brother and his brother in-law. All told, those distinguished gentlemen are 147 years old, so rather than put that many candles on the birthday cake, Kevin's dad put three candles - a 1, a 4 and a 7. Kevin decided Jake should be the one to blow the candles out, to show off his new-found talent. Two weeks ago, before his surgery Jake would not have been able to do that, since all the air would have gone out through his nose. Now, with a palate he can blow through his mouth and has become quite good at blowing out candles. It was so great to see him able to do it, and the big grin he had was worth it.

Here are photos of our day Sunday.

1 comment:

LuckyLady1321 said...

I LOVE the thumbs up photo!!!