We went on a camping trip this weekend. It was Pearl's first time spending a weekend out in the wilderness. It took me about an hour after we arrived to finally set her on the ground. For a baby who rarely wants to be held anymore, I knew that attempting to hold her up from the dirt all weekend was not going to work out.
She absolutely loved crawling around in the dirt. She was a mess, but had so much fun picking up sticks and rocks and then reaching out her hand to show them to me. I'm so glad that she is mostly over putting things in her mouth or this trip would have been miserable for me. She only tried that twice and I caught her in time.
Pearl also enjoyed meeting our friend's dogs and attempted to give them snacks like she always does with ours. She went on a hike with us, hung out while her daddy fished, and went for a little swim. Pearl refused to nap, but she was in a generally good mood which is rare if she hasn't slept during the day. Once bedtime rolled around, she was completely exhausted and slept through the night. She actually slept in an extra hour than usual.
We had a great time. It was fun to watch Pearl exploring and seeing new things for the first time (once I got over how dirty she was).