Isabelle didn't like almost loosing her shoes, but she loved that she got to finally "play" in the mud and streams. I'm not a big fan of mud and dirt all over kids, so she was loving it because it really never happens. Abinadi was somewhat bored with this hike, I think it was because we were so focused on not falling that we didn't speak to him much at all. Or let him our of the back pack once. Poor kiddo.
She really is such a beautiful child!
These of course the flowers she proudly saved!
This is our second Adventure. We went to Flattop Mtn. We didn't hike all the way up, they have some gorgeous trails all along the bottom half of the mountain, great for families.
We spent the week before making binoculars, a bug jar, collection bags, and an explorer book with a map and ideas and things to look for. The book also has space to add all their photos and things they collected and space to draw everything. This whole trip was about being explorers and noticing nature. In some ways it made the hike much more enjoyable for the kids, in another way I was going nuts with Isabelle fussing the whole way about "when are we going to catch a bug?!" Lesson learned: Don't do a bug jar unless you're willing to sit there forever and stop a million times. LOL!
End of June and we found a few snow patches still around. Isabelle loved it and we had to hike way off the trail so she could touch the snow. It was adorable. But I wouldn't suggest it in the future because they are breeding grounds for mosquitos. There were so many they stopped caring that we were wearing bug spray, needless to say we took our picture and rushed out of there. :o)
Abinadi wanted to explore too. Thank goodness for his monkey! (Leash) it gives some good needed freedom for exploration without me stressing about him running off a cliff. Oh and this was me at 39 weeks. All this hiking and still no baby!
So those are a couple of the adventures we've been on lately. We're enjoying nature and family time. Isabelle and Abinadi do well with hiking, I'm excited when the next one comes so we can go on some bigger hikes. :o)
Oh and I just had to add this photo below. This is Abinadi doing his favorite past time during any meal. Cute huh? (And a little frustrating but still incredibly adorable.)