Monday, September 29, 2008

A New Adventure

This weekend we went with the Mariachi to play for a LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League) Rally. We went to Gallup, NM and got to take a side trip on Saturday afternoon the the Painted Desert and the Petrified Forest National Park. Stephen says that everyone should visit this place at least once in their lifetime! It really was amazing. I had been there before, but I had forgotten how beautiful it is! The mariachi members enjoyed the trip and Jaden had a great time (although he was a little tired of the car by the end....and the rest of us were tired of singing Alabare to keep him happy!) That little guys is crazy! He can be crying and upset, sick of sitting in the carseat and as SOON as you start singing Alabare, his crying is off like you flipped a light switch. But, if you try to switch to a different song - flip - it's right back on again! I wonder what age that will last until!

Anyway, here are some pictures from the weekend!

Jaden & Daddy sitting on a petrified log.

Jaden LOVES riding around on Daddy's shoulders. Daddy is convinced that THIS is how men get bald spots. SOMETIMES Jaden uses Daddy's ears as handles, but most of the time it is his hair!

I just had to include this funny picture of Miguel! It is so crazy to think that there were really trees this big in the middle of what is now the desert!

Here's the whole group (minus Stephen taking the picture)

I thought this one turned out pretty cool!

And here is Jaden "hiking"!

1 comment:

  1. Steve came to the same conclusion about bald spots after Marco sits on his shoulders! We will make it to the painted desert one of these days. Glad you enjoyed your trip. We may go with your scorpion Halloween costume idea since it's still so hot here in Phoenix. All of the Halloween costumes I have found have polar fleece!