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Heber Fun

Ava and I made it down to Heber yesterday.  We used to go down to Heber several times during the summer, but there’s so much that Ava loves to do in Salt Lake City that we just hadn’t left.  Ava complained so much on the drive because she’s used to everything being within 15 minutes of the house.  40 minutes seemed like an eternity.

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Ava was very skeptical about nature at first, but when I showed her the river she was so happy.  Ava is crazy tough because the Provo River is COLD.  I could only go in for a minute or two, but Ava wouldn’t get out.  At one point she slipped in the water and her whole body fell in.  I thought that was going to be the end of our trip, but miraculously she just laughed!

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She kept trying to get me to spend more time in the water.  She would say “Momma, come in!  Let me teach you to be brave!”

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The next best part about Heber was that Ava found a grasshopper.  I think I can get her to go anywhere now if I say there’s a grasshopper there.

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Afterwards we got ice cream at the Heber Valley Milk and Artisan Cheese store.  And before we left I drove us to another place where you can always find Sandhill Cranes.  Ava was so excited by the Sandhill Cranes; they did not reciprocate.

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Before I forget, I have two great examples of Ava’s vocabulary.  I’ve been reading a lot of nature books lately and Ava’s really absorbing the information.

  • Ava and I were walking around outside looking for snails.  Ava said, “We won’t find them because they’re nocturnal.”
  • We were reading a book about eggs and there was a part with a speckled egg next to rocks.  The description included a definition of camouflage.  Ava said, “That’s so predators don’t get them.”

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