Four very warm days spent camping along side of the beautiful South Fork of the American River in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.
The days got pretty hot while we were there, reaching highs of 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The river water that directly flows down from the mountains from the melted snows of winter was so cold, at a brisk 58 degrees.
With the hot weather and cold water (that Lucy wouldn't step foot in for more than a few minutes) it was necessary to keep her hydrated while we played.
She loves to munch of ice in her down time, and I also added tons of salt to all of her food.
A lot of Lucy time was spent playing with this tether ball that was located right behind our trailer. She made up her own games, stacked rocks on the tire, and made up songs to sing while she swung the ball around the pole.
Hours were spent here...imagining!
Down by the river bank, she collected rocks to toss around.
The girl loves rocks.
Collecting rocks, throwing rocks, telling me about their shapes, sizes and comparing different colors.
In the two and a half years that I've known Lucy, and certainly after this trip,
I would go on to say that if she had to pick a future profession, it may be...
She gobbled up at least one marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker sandwich every night!
Her Grandma brought along some bubbles to play with...which Lucy is becoming a pro at!
This means that we were able to do all of Lucy's breathing treatments, and had an air conditioned place to go if it got too hot outside!
We have been having some serious power struggles, and to say the least...
she has been testing my patience and pushing my buttons on purpose, just to get a rise out of me,
and some of these struggles have ended with both of us in tears!