It was fun to show the boys how different the plants are in the desert as opposed to the ones at home in northern Utah. The boys loved to look at the saguaros and count how many arms they had and see how tall they were. They also liked to watch for new arm buds growing on the saguaros.
We also got to show the boys several types of cacti up close (this one is a barrel cactus).
Don't worry. We didn't let the boys get TOO close.
We had a great hike. We went uphill and down, on paved trails and over dirt and rocks. We ended up going a little further than I expected, but we were not going too fast since the boys were walking and so was their pregnant mommy.
The boys did great on our hike. They both walked... most of the the time.