Friday, October 8, 2010
It has finally begun to cool down in Arizona. Mind you it is not the usual temperatures in most the the US still being in the high 80s but relief has come across the valley and I for one can't be happier. I thought this summer was never going to end. We can finally go outside and enjoy the sunshine without sweating through our clothes or suffering from dehydration. The kids have definitely taken full advantage of the weather enjoying our sad backyard. Now we can finally do some yard work and get our grounds outside looking as nice as the house inside.
Lizzy is really getting around well on her own now. She is running, climbing, and riding on everything. She is so smart. The other day she didn't know how to go down the little slide in our yard but she knew she wanted to. She kept pointing to it and saying, "Slide, slide." I told her when she can do it on her own she can go down it. (This was mainly because I wanted to see if she could figure it out). Well it only took her about 10 min to figure it out. First she learned how to climb up but her feet kept getting stuck underneath her when she got to the top. Then she figured out how to put her feet in front so she could go down. Finally she pushed herself down and had a triumphant smile on her face. It was so cool to see her brain working the problem out and coming up with the solution. Although she knows how to go down the slide she actually prefers to slide down the roller coaster that the Stoker's gave us. It is so funny to see her climb up and scoot her way down. Now she just needs to learn how to put the roller coaster car back on the track herself so she can ride down on that.
Jackson just likes being outside period. It doesn't matter what he is doing. He will help me weed and mow the lawn (with his toy mower) all day if that means he can go outside. It is so funny to watch him out there because he just toils around going from one thing to the next. He rides on his big wheels, then back to the ball pit, then over to the sand box, then over to the basketball hoop to make a dunk. Busy Busy all the time. He truly is his grandpa's boy (grandma Miller) a total outdoorsman.