the world is a child's playground.

The world is this little guy's playground. It doesn't take much for his love of exploring to kick in and his curiosity to take him right in.

Walking, running, climbing, going under and over,  on and off, up and down, and in between are just a few of the things. I'm amazed at how he stops to notice the difference in color and texture on the pavement that he'll cross, turn around, and go back to just look. Or shadows dancing on the walls. Or the bars in the middle of the sidewalk, perfect for swinging. Or the pops of bright yellow in the plants and flowers. Things that we adults usually walk on by without notice or care. Real life in art form.

It's these little things that really awaken our senses to soak up and enjoy the little things. The simple things, because a little goes a long way, is a general rule of thumb I like to embrace.


rocky peak trail.

See those gorgeous rocky mountains there? They are kinda my favorite and just so happen to be our view from our balcony and bedroom windows. So I figured exploring them would be fun and fun we had! Jace just ate.it.up. out there. He was so eager to get out of the carrier and go exploring up the rocky hills. Try to hold his hand and you'll get an exaggerated shake from the head and a prolonged "NOOOOO!" His daddy and I are like, "Okieee, just trying to prevent you from losing a tooth or two prematurely" but you know, he's a boy, a classic outdoorsy kinda boy. We did make it all the way up and back down with no boo-boo's or scratches or falls (from me neither) and that was nice. It was also nice just hiking with my boys, exploring, and doing what we do best: being a silly family.