Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

16 February 2011

Our latest travels...

Our latest travels took us to OH and back...

We drove up I-77 through the mountains!

So, what do we do to help so many hours in a Toyota Camry go faster for a very energetic recently-turned-five-year-old and a vigorous three-and-a-half-month-old?

Here's a glimpse...

Elizabeth is thrilled that DJM has recently discovered his hands and is learning to grasp objects – including her fingers!

My fingers also provide much entertainment...

DJM also enjoys interacting with his reflection in the backseat mirror, and Elizabeth loves to draw! JellyCat is always willing to jump in and help out with the entertaining, too.

Here's some of Elizabeth's latest artwork:

inspired by "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle

On a playground slide with DJM
(imagining what playing with him will be like someday...)
I love the action lines of her stick figures!

DJM loves high-contrast patterns and bright colors; those come in many shapes and sizes – including warning labels on car seats! (He reads those only on burping breaks, of course!)

The pictures on the current bags at Wendy's are also highly entertaining!

Elizabeth loves to sing! (By the way, Patch the Pirate is a great travel companion.)

JM does most of the driving...

Most of the time, I ride in the back seat with the little people: supervising, entertaining, meeting miscellaneous needs – and taking pictures! (Of course!)


Donna said...

Boy, I do remember the hours in the car. Ugh!

Deborah said...

I do, too! And now I'm on the other side... :o)

I often think of the story of the "enthusiasm cheer" for your family on deputation. Along those lines, JM and I have a little dialogue we often repeat. I'll have to post it here one of these days... ;o)

You know how to pray with real understanding for us, my friend!

Matias said...

Great pictures!!! I feel like I'm right there in the car with you guys!

Deborah said...

I sure had fun taking the pictures! (Imagine that! Hee! Hee!)