I think one of the greatest joys of being a mother is watching your babies discover things for the first time. Like leaves, for instance. Such a basic, ordinary occurrence of life is a novelty for these babies who know only those things Russ and I have exposed them to. But boy, did they love leaves!
We drove up to the American Fork canyon today for a picnic and scenic drive. I love living here in Utah where the mountains are a short drive away. I feel so incredibly blessed to be surrounded by such beauty every day. The babies love being in the mountains. Every time we have gone they get so excited and just liven up.
They were so excited, in fact, that it was pretty much near impossible to get them both to look away from those leaves! :)
I love, love, LOVE Max's face in this picture.
My handsome boy! He looks like a kid. SOMEONE STOP TIME PLEASE!
And my beautiful, sweet and sassy girl! Those eyes kill me every time.
I kind of have a thing for "throwing pictures." Luckily both of them love to be thrown!
We made sure to stay until both Max and Clara were nice and dirty.
... and sufficiently wet. No one can keep Max away from water!
Little Mill campground seriously was amazing! Look at those yellow leaves and that gorgeous river.
And then we continued our drive through the other side of the canyon. Breathtaking is the only way to describe it!
The quaking aspens...
... and an array of fall colors.
And that was our day. I can't wait till our next "mini adventure" with the babies! They bring so much renewed excitement to life.