Saturday, October 25, 2008

Beautiful Saturday

We did something today that we rarely do...spend an entire day together.

It was heaven!

Since the weather was PERFECT, we (Matthew) decided that we should go on a hike.

There is a state park about 30 minutes from our house, so we packed up a lunch, threw some long-sleeved shirts on the girls and headed out.

Since our children are not exactly of hiking age, we also packed up the hiking backpack and Baby Bjorn.

This is what we looked like on the trail...and where is Matthew's left hand? Hmmmm....

I was laughing so hard as I put Elyn in the Baby Bjorn. An almost 13-month-old that weighs 20 pounds is not what I thought I would be carrying when I purchased this apparatus a few years ago. But, it worked and that is all that matters. And she LOVED it! She kept swinging her feet and twisting her head around to look at me and laugh.

We stopped about half way for a snack break and for Nora to stretch her legs.

The entire hike took about an hour. An hour of lugging a 20-pound, leg-swinging, head-turning, baby-talking kid on my front. My back doesn't hurt too bad, but I'm going to give it a night before announcing that I am not sore.

After our hike, we stopped for a picnic lunch. It was delightful too. This picture shows you what Elyn's nose has looked like all day. I'm sure the cool air didn't help matters.
It was a great morning! The girls both took long naps when they got home! And they didn't even do any exercise. I guess breathing all that fresh air tuckered them out.

It was a GREAT day!

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Marty Rhea Hill said...

I noticed that left hand of Walter's in you FB pics. I love the pics. I would love to have that someday. (Not Walter's hand on my bum but a beautiful family.)

winbe said...

What a perfect day to be outside. I'm glad you all were able to be outside and enjoy it.

Dallas said...

What a fun day! Glad you enjoyed your day together!!

Julie said...

that looks like so much fun! i wish we had a place to hike near us.

The Laird's said...

We also went hiking on Saturday, it was nice!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

thats absolutely hilarious! (the left hand comment) love thse pics and Im so glad you guys had such a good time! I love days like that, too. theyre far and few in between, and the absolute best. We have to do it more often, ourselves. ;)

Kim said...

My kind of outing-the perfect day! Way to go, Matthew! Copping a feel during a photo, nice!!

Lane said...

How pretty and how neat that you guys did that!! What a good idea and a perfect way to spend the perfect day!

Oh, and your nap mat you made is too cute!!

Chandra said...

What an adventurous family! You are the reason I think I can do two someday. Your hike/picnic looks like a blast!

Whitney said...

Um yes.. where is his left hand???? Glad yall had a fun day!

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