Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rocky Mouth Falls

This past Saturday, we decided to tackle our first hike as a foursome!  Finn has fit right into our usual family activities, so heading into the mountains seemed like no big deal!  However, we didn't get a very early start that morning...  We slept in (8am is the new 10am) & then of course it still manages to take much longer to actually leave the house than I ever anticipate.  So instead of heading up into one of the canyons, we checked out Rocky Mouth Falls which is a mere 15 minutes from home!


I have no idea how we've lived here for almost 2.5 years now and never checked out these falls before!  They were gorgeous!!!  Liam's first thought, " Mama, it's so white"!  Yes, that it is.  The water was frigid, but that didn't stop Liam from dipping his toes in.  He climbed over all the rocks, eventually finding a nice mud hole.  My boy loves mud!


Outings like this are some of our best time spent together.  I've mentioned this before, but we literally spend hardly anytime at home.  It's more a place where we sleep & eat.  The outdoors are endless, & Liam has plenty of exploring to do.  He seems happiest when he has all the freedom in the world.  One thing Liam does not lack is confidence, and I believe that is due to all the adventures we take on a daily basis.  He is always challenged mentally & physically.


It's important to me that Finn gets the same exposure to the outdoors, even if it's only from the sling for now.  Taking a nearly 5 week old up to some waterfalls was just no big deal.  The loud splashing of the water kept Finn lulled to sleep, although he did wake long enough to enjoy staring at some trees & a bit of the water splashing up on his face.


Liam & Conor did some extra climbing and exploring, while I had some alone time with just Finn.  There were no distractions; just me & him.  It was my favorite part of the day.  And I love how Conor snapped this picture of us.  To me, there is nothing more beautiful & natural than a nursing baby!

8 comments :

  1. So much fun - great snaps! I'm eyeballing your carriers ;)

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  2. I am so impressed with how you've continued on with your normal activities! I remember being so nervous to take noah out as a newborn. Hopefully I won't be that way if we have a second! B

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  3. I love that Finn has fit right into your daily routine. Your paused a moment to have him, and then went on with your daily routine. He fits in perfectly and seamlessly with your family!

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  4. So beautiful!! I love all the fun activities y'all have around where you are! I'd love a nice hike right about now. Unfortunately I think I'd die due to the heat. ha.

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  5. What a perfect day! And love that you hardly spend any time at home - I need to get out and explore more with Brady, he'd love it!

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  6. This is awesome!!! When can Mac and I come visit?!!

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  7. What a fun (and beautiful) adventure!! What a proud momma you must be watching Liam hike all around. :) I think having babies that 'fit right in' speaks to the parents' style, etc. also, as you haven't stopped your life just because you have another baby. That was some of the best advice we received before having kids, was to keep up with what we do and just bring the kids along!! You guys are also great examples of that.

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  8. What a beautiful place and it's close to home, that's even better! You're family adventures are the best! Xo, Stephanie

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