Sunday, August 19, 2007

down time

Because of Ryan's busy work schedule (2 full time jobs) we don't get as much family time as we would like. However, we took advantage of his day off this week and had a fun family time hiking to the Timpanogos caves. It was more strenuous than we had anticipated, given that we couldn't take our stroller up the mountain as we had planned. All we had was a Baby Bjorn in the car, so Ryan strapped Lilly to his chest (I had her on the way back down) and away we hiked. It was a long 3 1/2 miles to say the least. Ethan was whining about being tired five minutes into the hike, but after a brief pep talk he got it in gear. Once we made it to the top the kids were loving the caves. They had a blast we explored all three caves. The way back down was a piece of cake. Lilly fell asleep in the Bjorn and passed out as soon as he got in his car seat. The hike was about 31/2 miles round trip. That's a lot of miles when you're climbing a mountain with kids in tow. Both Ryan's and my neck and shoulders were pretty sore the next day from the bjorn. That aside, we had a really nice time. It was a gorgeous day and the mountain and views of the valley were spectacular.

Sorry for the annoying hyperlink in the paragraph above, I can't figure out how to get rid of it or how it even got there in the first place. I right clicked it but no options to "remove hyperlink". Plus, I have the flu right now so I'm not very patient and I'm just publishing as is. Sorry to all you nit picky people out there.

Ethan and I in front of the "heart" of the cave.
We wore Lilly out.

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