We were in St. George this past weekend for the wedding of the missionary who baptized me! How amazingly wonderful and full circle is that?! It was AWESOME - more on it later. On Friday afternoon, between the sealing/luncheon and the reception at night, Andy took Jordan to Pioneer Park which is basically a ton of red rocks to climb. From the photos Andy took (not pictured here), you'd think he had a pretty amazing time. Photos can be deceptive....
It wasn't until Saturday, after going to a park and asking Jordan repeatedly if he wanted to go back to the red rocks or bridge (to which he said, "no... no red rocks") and basically forcing him to go by asking him again and again until he changed his answer to yes (I hope my kids don't pick up on that trick), that I was informed of Jordan's initial trepidation the day before.
Andy said, "it's like night and day" over and over again. He was enjoying the landscape, hopping and running despite us advising him sternly to WALK please! He began making up songs about hopping and going on bridges as he was pouncing on the rocks and gravel, like he knew the terrain well. He would ONLY hold my hand if I asked him to because I needed help - not because he needed assistance. Bubba also seemed to enjoy it (it was his first time - we stayed in so I could do some work) and I of course, enjoyed it for a while and then wondered when we'd be done.
Don't wear Sperrys to the red rock park... they get stuck in your shoes!
"Tunnel!" He climbed through many of these.
On our way out of the park, our St. George hosts, Becky and Jesse, called us with news that Splash had just opened, the new competitors for Swigs, the PLACE to be in St. George. Apparently they get their cookies from the same exact bakery in Santa Clara - Cravings, so off we went for some buy one get one free cookies and dirty diet coke (not a fan of the latter folks). Now normally, I am no fan of sugar cookies. But boy was I in love. This piece of heaven was absolutely delicious and I cannot wait to try some of the mock recipes I have seen on Pinterest.