The 10.5 hour drive wasn't too bad either. In fact, it was quite beautiful and scenic. Sophia did a really good job sleeping in the car on the way down. The way back wasn't as good....let's just say there were multiple poopy diapers, not a lot of sleep, and what I would consider Sophia's first true "throw up" experience. Poor little girl. By the time we rolled into our parking lot, even her backup outfit was completely soaked. Despite all that, she was in good spirits and loved having either mommy or daddy sitting right next to her to play with her for hours on end.
First, here are some random Sophia pictures from the trip. Then we have trip pictures.
|Lately Sophia has started to suck her thumb. I probably shouldn't like it as much as I do, but it's just SO DANG CUTE!|
|Sophia and Aspen exploring each other (or mostly, Aspen touching Sophia's face and Sophia trying to eat Aspen's loose clothing)|
|This next picture was taken about 5 seconds before the chair tipped over and she face-planted into the floor.|
|Sophia ran off again - just like at the Mesa Temple at Christmas. When we found her here, we had a discussion about being safe around heights.|
|scrunching up her nose when she smiles, just like me|
|This is where Sophia spent about 1/2 of our trip because we were always on the go. At least she still falls asleep in her car seat!|
Also during our visit, Sophia tried new baby food. We have another winner: squash. Sophia. LOVES. Squash. Here's the proof:
|Part way through, she started helping me feed her in order to get the spoon into her mouth more quickly. I wasn't kidding when I say she LOVED that squash!|
|She even cried when it was all gone. I thought she might just eat a few bites, but she ate an entire container of it. Oh yes, and check out those "squashy" pants!|
On Monday night, we had a pretend campout, complete with tin foil dinners and FHE around the fire pit.
On Wednesday we visited Santa Fe.
|Here we are trying to blend in with the locals :D I don't know why Russ is wearing the pink one...|
|In Santa Fe, with Sophia sleeping in her "cave" to avoid the rain.|
One of Russ's trip requirements is to go out to eat the local cuisine at least once. This was delicious!
On our way back from Santa Fe, we pulled over to take some pictures. I didn't know New Mexico was SO beautiful (or windy)!
|This is supposed to be a picture of us and the landscape, but since we were at the mercy of putting the camera on top of our car...it just turned out to be a great picture of us (while our daughters were sleeping in our cars)|