Friday, June 17, 2011

A walk in the woods

My hubby and I promised ourselves and the munchkins that we'd do more than work on the ranch this summer.  Although we can't take any big trips because of our commitment to the animals (and an incredibly hard time finding a substitute teat squeezer) we can still get out and do day trips.  Today we went for a hike to see some waterfalls.

In our area, there is no lack of falling water and this hike was short and relatively easy.  It was a good one to break us in after a period of inactivity. 

Baby was a teeny tiny upset that she wasn't going to hike along, but once she understood that she was still going, all was right with the world again. 

Once we made it to the waterfall, we let the kids play on the rocks and in the water.  Since this is snow melt, it was really chilly.  There was another family relaxing in the sun and the girls made fast friends with them.  Soon they were all chucking rocks into the river, examining the bugs and eating honeysuckle nectar.

Despite our warnings, the 4yo still fell in up to her chin.  It was a long soggy hike back to the car, but she's trooper and never complained.
She also insisted taking a family pic.  You can see how well that turned out.

After our hike, we treated ourselves to pizza and ice we need another hike to work those off now!

1 comment:

  1. Pretty waterfall! Those "little" trips with kids will leave them with "big" memories...Blessing from Wisconsin