Thursday, July 16, 2009
So I Googled "Jorman " today and found that the name means exalted of the Lord, which Ryan had already told me. Then I Googled "Jorman Xavier" and found that he is not alone, there are many of them out there and they all seem to be Spanish speaking. I thought that was very interesting if not even a little apropos.
Once again we packed the car up the night before and took off very early in the morning. Our destination: Moab. It was an equally long day as our first day had been, but we were prepaired and it wasn't so bad. We pulled in in time for dinner. The next morning we were off to Arches National Park. We wanted to keep it fun for the boys, so we only did some of the shorter hikes with them. They had fun climbing and playing, and trying to decide what the rock formations looked like. After lunch we headed home and got there by bedtime. It was a full trip, especially with a baby, but it was very fun and we all enjoyed it immensaly.
Checking out the view
We got the car packed the night before and piled into the car by 5:30 AM. There is something exciting about a road trip, but we also wanted to take as much advantage of Jory's sleeping time as we could. We drove from SLC to Flagstaff the first day. It would normally take about 8 hours, but it took us 12 1/2 hours because we were traveling with a 3 month old. The boys watched movies and colored. Jory slept and figured out how to grab at the toys that we hung from the handle of his baby carrier, and I read Twilight to Ryan. Yes, I know I swore I would never read those books... but when Ryan got interested in what all the hype was about and said that he would probably read them, I broke down and decided I couldn't miss Ryan reading a silly romance novel. But, what happened is that we got sucked into the story even while we laugh about the sap together. Anyway, we saw some great scenery and had a pretty uneventful trip, wich felt more than we could ask from a 3 month old who hates car seats! The next morning we met Grandma Ali and Grandpa Sam and took the boys to the Grand Canyon. We had a lot of fun climbing and checking out the sights. We spent that night in Sedona where the boys did even more exploring around Grandma and Grandpa's house.