Wow, this had taken me forever to get around to, sorry it's almost August 4th, but you get to listen to me jabber about July 4th. We spent two weeks visiting family in New Mexico and had a marvelous time. We drove all through the night so that Erik would sleep through the bulk of the drive. It worked fairly well...
One of the first things I noticed about NM was the difference in the humidity. It was still hot, but to me it didn't even feel like it because it was so dry. It was so nice to not feel constantly sticky and gross. Erik loved playing outside. Dirt is not something you see much of here in Mississippi, so he was VERY interested in it. At one point he got his hands on a dirt clod and popped it in his mouth to see what it tasted like. Apparently he liked it, because when he saw me coming to take it away he swallowed it. Little stinker.
Elvis parade we went to). Marquette and Cameron were down for the day and we all had a really fun time.
As we all know, the only reason people come to things like this is for the candy that's thrown off the floats, right? Erik got to eat his first sucker, and boy oh boy, he thought it was pretty cool stuff!
Another thing we did during the week in Animas, was hit the Lordsburg swimming pool. Erik's been swimming once before this, and he loved it, so we were excited to give it another try. It was actually a fairly cool day, so he didn't get to stay in the water for very long, but he loved every minute of it.
We made sure Erik (and I) got to spend as much time as possible with his Great Grandpa Darrow and Great Grandma Sharon. We made several visits over to their house to see them. It was so much fun.