Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A munchkin in a giant forest

The other day we took our tiny Jasper to the tallest trees on earth in Redwood National Park.  At one point, he actually looked one of the giants up and down!  He is getting more and more aware of his surroundings every day!  It's an incredible feeling to begin to show our newborn baby the wonders of the natural world...  

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Spring in the Bald Hills

Spring has arrived in the hills country along the coast!  The other day, we took Jasper on a beautiful walk to Lyons Ranch in the Bald Hills of Redwood National Park.  The flowers were blooming.  The sun was shining.  The sky was pure blue and a light breeze blew out of the north.  It was the type of spring day when all seems bright and new and perfect in the world and you wish you could bottle up that feeling for the next gloomy day...  

Mommy and baby excited about the start of the trail!

In places, the hillsides were carpeted with wildflowers.

Blooming Lupine at Lyons Ranch...our destination and site of our picnic lunch!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Jasper hits the local trails!

We've had a week of spectacular weather with cool breezes, warm sun and blue skies! To celebrate, we've taken Jasper on many of the local trails (like the Hammond Trail at sunset above). He seems to really love these walks, although it may have something to do with the warm, comfortable place he gets to sleep! Here are some of the highlights...

Elk Head Trail, Trinidad

Patricks Point State Park (with church group)

Patricks Point State Park

Widow White Creek Trail, Mckinleyville

Trying to get a Jasper-like view along the Hammond Trail, Mckinleyville

Hiller Park, Mckinleyville

Trinidad Beaches

Friday, May 4, 2012

The First Month

Baby Jasper has turned one month old!  It's been an amazing month filled with many challenges and rewards.  Here are some of our favorite photos of Jasper's first month of life...