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.