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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Going sledding, desert-style

We spent most of New Year's Eve day taking in the beauty that is the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico; this excursion marked Sammy's first time to White Sands so we were really hoping that he would have a good time.  Turns out we had absolutely nothing to worry about.

Sammy couldn't get out of the car fast enough--it was as though he realized he was about to go play in the most awesome sandbox ever and he was off like a bolt of lightening.  If you're ever looking to tire a toddler out, just drop him off in the middle of the desert.  Sammy never stopped moving for the two hours that we were there.

It was a beautiful day to spend outdoors--the sun was out and the temperature was in the low 60s.  Despite the warmth, there was still a lot of snow remaining at White Sands, which had Sammy completely captivated.

During one of his brief breaks from running around like a mad man, Sammy did some sledding with Captain Husband on the dunes.  It was hard to tell who was having more fun--CH or Sammy!

In addition to partaking in the fine sledding that the dunes had to offer, Sammy also sampled some of their, um, tasty wares and tested out the sand's exfoliating qualities.

After going down the dunes with CH, Sammy was anxious to do some solo runs, so of course we had to oblige him.  I think we've created a thrill-seeking speed demon.

After about two hours out in the sun--of which most of that time was spent chasing after Sammy--we were all pretty beat and ready for a late lunch.  It was a wonderful way to spend the last day of 2011.


Maeve's Momma said...

Such a cool place, I love the sand dunes in Colorado.

Karin said...

Wow, such a cute pic of Sammy sledging! He looks like he loved it!

melifaif said...

So.much.fun!!!! I wanna go!!!! {said in my most annoying toddler whine!} ha.

Tonya said...

How amazing to be able to go sliding and not freeze your behind off!

Lori said...

Too much fun! Love it!

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