A recent trip to "the foothills" (the low desert hills lining the North side of Boise) gave us a couple of wonderful opportunities to be out in nature during last weekend's heat wave (can we get a whoo hoo for 60 degrees!!!). We plunked ourselves right down at this great sand pit and Elliot had an awesome full-body digging experience. Since parks don't have sandboxes (aka--litter boxes) anymore and we don't have one yet, digging in sand when you don't live by the coast is a rare blessing. Nothing like some good old digging to keep a toddler engaged. And the sand area was also next to a beautiful little stream, just right for throwing rocks. "Puh-LASH," says Elliot.