Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Vito & the Giant Redwood

Muir Woods - Vito & the Giant RedwoodFrom the fires, we had been trapped indoors all of last week due to the smoky air that has been suffocating Northern California. Before things got hot, we had taken a day trip down to Muir Woods and Stinson Beach, which was relaxing tonic. It was especially nice to escape the heat in Vacaville for a little while. We're planning a more serious adventure in nature at Yosemite around the end of the month. I haven't gone camping in more than six years so I'm really looking forward to it.

Thankfully, the weather has improved over the past couple of days, and we're hoping to make a visit to the neighborhood park this evening after it cools down a little so Vito can get a little swing time.

Speaking of Vito, he continues to develop and charm us. He likes to hide under the kitchen table and imitate animal sounds. Peekaboo behind chair backs and couch cushions is not uncommon. Books are among his favorite toys, which makes mom and dad happy! When he thinks of it, he hobbles to his little bookshelf, picks out something, and brings it to either his mother or myself. After reading a few pages to him, he leaves to get a different book. This can go on for hours until there are books in every room in the apartment.

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