About 20 miles from Alamo, up the mountain and through the local National Forest lies a little town called Cloudcroft.

Cloudcroft is a magical place.  A place where it is 20 degrees cooler than it is here in the heat.

I love the heat.  The heat and the sun are magical too!  But as much as I love the desert and the feel of the baking sun on my arms and face, there are times when a break is in order.

Yesterday was one such day.  So we drove up and went to one of the playgrounds.  The kids played and ran all around while Matt and a sat on the swings and enjoyed the cool air.

Not too long ago, Lucy mastered the monkey bars.
Spencer has not.
Lucy has yet to master the art of not freaking out when bugs are nearby
… I haven’t either for that matter.
Jack-Jack slept the whole time.  What a good boy.
Don’t you just want to smooch those cheeks!  Neener, neener!  I get to!  He’s got some pretty big lips too.  But with the combined genes of Matt and I, did we really expect anything less?  You can’t see them now, but he is our first blue eyed baby.  I know they may not stay that way, but he has beautiful dark blue eyes.  All of the other kids had smokey grey eyes.  All of the other kids were also dark haired and turned blonde later but Jackson was born blonde.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. MJ says:

    All your kids are too adorable. And Jack-Jack doesn't look like a newborn, he looks so mature!My man is always joking that if the next one is a blond, he's not gonna be sure it's his (the other two started out looking just like him, then gradually morph into little mini-me's). I always thought my kids would be bald like every other kid in my family, but they both had DARK hair, and lots of it!


  2. Kira =] says:

    very kissable!!!!


  3. Heather B says:

    Yay for cooler weather! Love that picture of Lucy and the bugs :) My kids are the same way… maybe because their mother is :)


  4. Heather B says:

    P.S. You totally need to update your stick figure family at the bottom of your blog :)


  5. Megan B ? says:

    Well, if the blond hair and blue eyes made you suspicious of hospital shenanigans, you have the lips to rely on for confirmation of his ancestry.


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