For father's day this year I bought the family tickets to ride the gondola. Jack had been talking about wanting to go up in the summer, since him and I had a nice time in the winter a few years back in 2015. It was opening day for the summer, so there were a lot of bikers on the trails. It turned out really nice. We made it in time for the last ride up the mountain. William wasn't fond of being up so high in a box hanging from a wire as he put it. Clara really liked looking out the window. We saw some deer as we rode up.
June 16, we took Clara to hike around Craters of the Moon. We've been here a handful of times over the years, but it was her first time and it was my brother's first time, too. It was a nice, overcast afternoon, so it was perfect for walking around without burning up.
Our first attempt to take her out here was rough though. A week previously the rain came on so strong, everything was flooded. We couldn't see the roads and were sliding all over the place, so we ended up not hiking that day.
At the end of the video clip below we were being silly and coming up with stories for cloud shapes on the drive back home.
On a warm, rainy, Spring day at the end of May we went for a walk in the park. Just Clara and I. It's so much fun to hang out with her. She's my best little buddy. We looked for frogs, ran around, she danced and sang a song. We played with sticks, and threw them in the creek. We made wishes on dandelions, and she did her very best to blow the seeds off the weed. Best of all for me, she let me snap some pics of her. Most of the time she runs away when I have my camera out.
Today we went for a dip in the river to cool off. Clara played with Kaia, Uncle Derek's dog.
Although it's still technically Spring, it sure feels like Summer.
swimsuit by Rugrats Ragz