Sunday, August 30, 2009

August Flew By!

We took Oliver to the Black Canyon campground for his first overnight hiking/camping trip. What a GREAT experience! Some of the highlights were...

examining hundreds of rocks along the trail,

Ollie singing his favorite songs from the backseat,

helping build the campfire and cooking delicious foil dinners,

and staying up late listening to 'those' noises outside the tent.

We also took a quick day trip on the High Road to Taos... It was a great drive weaving through the New Mexico Rockies and through several small Pueblo areas.

El Sanctuario de Chimayo

Many people make a pilgrimage to this church for the Miraculous Healing Dirt.
We weren't in need of a miracle on this day, but it's good to know the option is there.

Ollie has been spending
countless hours reading books to his buddy 'the cow'... I'm sure Grandpa Hutchison will smile hearing this news.

If the shoe fits...

Eating bananas on the go... He's just growing SO FAST!

Our friend Tracy stopped by for a visit from Boston. She, Tracie and Oliver had a quick snack at the park and toured town for a couple days.

I unfortunately missed the visit from Tracy because I got called on a fire assignment up in Fairbanks, AK... It was a LONG two weeks away from T and the Boy!