Monday, June 16, 2008

Finally some sun!

Happy Monday! We finally got some nice weather here and spent a lot of time outdoors, which made Jackson very happy. Yesterday, Paige, Justin and I drove to Rock Creek (or Rock Crick as someone told me on Friday night) so Justin could do some fishing and Paige and I could take the dogs for a hike. Apparently it's salmon fly season, which is huge for fishermen and brings people from all over the place to fish the Montana rivers. It is also the season for Morel Mushroom hunting. People came out in droves all weekend to hunt for them at all the burn sites by Rock Creek. Since neither Paige or I like mushrooms, we stuck to the hiking.

As everyone knows, I am very protective of Jackson. Maybe too protective. So Paige forced me to let Jackson do all the things I normally never would have let him do. For example, we crossed two bridges that I typically would have carried him over. This makes total sense to me because the rivers are RAGING right now from all the rain we've been getting and, God forbid, if he were to fall in, there would be nothing we could do. But I let him do it himself and he made it across just fine. There were also times I would have carried him over logs, down rough terrain, and through streams, but he did it all himself and had a great time. My baby is growing up and as a mom I have to let go... :) So now for two of my favorite dog pictures EVER. We got to a place in the creek where the water wasn't running too quickly and we were throwing sticks for the dogs so they could cool down in the water. For those of you who haven't seen Jackson swim, it's pretty hilarious. Jackson would swim as hard as he could to get to the stick, but Wyatt just bounded over him and happily took it away. Needless to say, both of them were soaking wet, which led to the following:

I honestly feel like framing these, they amuse me so much. Anyway, a few hours later, we met back up with Justin (who didn't catch anything, but had a good time trying), had some lunch and headed home.

I hope everyone else had a great weekend and enjoyed the nice weather! And Happy Late Father's Day, Dad :)


John said...

Jedediah Jackson once crossed the Missouri in a spot near what is now Bismarck, North Dakota. It was a life or death crossing, as JJ had riled a Cheyenne war party. He actually floated downstream some ways, pretending to be a piece of debris carried by the current. One tricky dog.

Thanks for the Buff Dad book. It hasn't worked yet, but I'm not giving up.

btracy said...

Those pictures of Jackson and Wyatt are hilarious!! Sad to say, I actually took a picture of myself just like that the other day. They`re called "shake-face photos" and they are too funny for words. Try it. Seriously. Shake your face like crazy and have someone take your picture. You`ll love it.

Love you!