5.16.2007

nash (hearts) camping

it is confirmed-nash is a hippie at heart!

last year stevie bevie and i went on a several-day trip to maple canyon. we took lex and the sweet "cabin"-of-a-tent that i got stevie for father's day. a few of his guy friends tagged along and we did a little climbing and hiking. i was about 17 weeks along in my pregnancy (i think) and it was the first time i felt a real, unmistakable kick. up to that point i had only felt the gas-like flutters, but this time as we sat around the campfire my arms, resting on my belly, felt a jolt. i screamed! i joked that little baby boy (at the time unnamed) knew we were out in nature and was going to be a little hippie.

if you know nash, you know that he is a pretty mellow little dude. happy and quiet most of the time. there are occasional laugh attacks and shouts, but most of the time he just hangs out watching and making funny faces. ever since he was an itty-bitty lump, he's liked the outdoors. when he had crazy crying attacks during the GERD days, i could take him out in the freezing winter and he'd instantly calm down.

this weekend confirmed our suspicions: this kid loves being outside. we went on an overnight camp-out to maple with ance & lali (w/maebe in her tummy!) and lexi. we took nash on a hike in the baby bjorn and constant screams of joy echoed through the canyon. he slept better than he has ever slept in his short little life. and he had the biggest, longest, loudest laugh attack in the history of nash. i love this kid more than i have ever loved anything.....


lexi, our first baby, had a blast as well. she loves being able to roam free. she's the hardest dog to wear out, but after a few hours of running the woods, she came back to the campsite and collapsed, in her most dramatic fashion. when we got home she banished herself to her kennel and slept for about fifteen hours solid! now that is a sign of a successful trip.

9 comments:

Jewels said...

Cache also enjoys the outdoors. Cody took him to Moab a few months ago for a Jeep trip and he loved the tent, all the Jeeps...he had a great time!

Alifinale said...

Oh how fun! Makes me want to go camping. Funny thing is, I was just thinking how this week Emers has been a grump and the only thing that makes her happy is going outside. I just opened the front door and she stopped crying. I love outside. Nash belongs in Eugene.

BillieJean said...

Um i'm sorry, im just a little confused. Why were we not invited??

lizzythebotanist said...

jillie-when was the last time you invited US to do something?!?! this was actually sort of a last minute deal-lance and ali are moving this weekend so it was our big shibang. plus it kind of sucked for everyone other than lexi and nash-there were billions of flies and bugs. steve got bit by a tick. that's when we called it quits. maybe next time when they've finished spraying for black flies....

buddens said...

That's so cute! Just make sure he's a hippie that showers, and everything will be good. Our dog is now old and wears out easily, but back in the day, it took a several-day backpacking trek up King's Peak to wear him out. He did the same thing as your doggy when we got home and slept for I think a couple of days!

On another note, I just barely realized you don't use capitals. I used to think I was detail oriented...

BillieJean said...

Ouch Lizzy. We invited ourselves over to your house last time, when are you guys going to invite yourselves over to ours?? We do need to hang out. When are you guys leaving for AZ? Is that where you guys decided you were moving for school?

lizzythebotanist said...

ooooh. i must have forgot to mention to friends-o'-the'blogosphere: we are, sadly, not moving this year. we accepted at the U....long story. maybe i'll post about it.

jillis, yes, let's play soon. we are all a bit sick this week-i guess we all caught a cold at maple, but we will call you soon. i promise.

BillieJean said...

hey i need to get ahold of you asap. can you call me?? or I can call you. quick! I dont have your #

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