Before my Spring Speaking Season kicks into high gear later this week, my family drove up to Big Sur to spend a few quiet days and nights in nature. Along the way, we stopped to stretch our legs, and Isaiah had his first experience with a rollie pollie stretching its legs on his fingertip.
From bugs to trees and rivers, everything is so much more magical if you choose to see it (again!) from a child's perspective.
JoanMarie and I are always excited to show off our outdoorsy skillz to our son. But sometimes the ground's too wet, or the wood's still too wet, or... Oh, whatever. We just couldn't get the fire to stay lit!
But the main reason we drove up the coast was so Isaiah could spend some time with his extended family. Here he is getting a quick tour of the campgrounds by his Auntie Sydney.
Along with Sydney's boyfriend, Aaron, we began our trek up Buzzard's Roost.
Before heading home, I taught Isaiah the fine art of tossing rocks into a river and saying "buh-LOOP!" when they hit the water. (Skipping stones will come later.)
Of course, if a nearly-fifteen-month-old is throwing rocks and you say "Isaiah, look over here!" a rock may come dangerously close to buhlooping your camera.