Sunday, October 11, 2009

Take a Hike


One of the reasons we bought our house was for the location (the house has been a "money pit" and we have had all sorts of woodland creatures invading us) but we are on a small no-motor lake with a game preserve across the road. We love to be able to just walk across the road and take small hikes in the woods. Luke loves this as well, however during the summer we had to avoid the woods because of too much poison ivy and too many mosquitoes! We kept promising him once it gets colder the buggies won't be so bad and we can take walks in the woods. Well, finally today everyone felt well enough to be able to get outside for some fresh air and take a little hike together. It was also nice to do something as a family that we all enjoy because sometimes that just doesn't seem to happen very often anymore! I had yet to try Charlotte in the Ergobaby carrier on my back. Now that she can hold her head up good, it was a perfect fit. I wasn't sure if we had her in right at first, but she never cried and fell asleep pretty fast so I think that means she was in okay! I loved feeling her little arms around me. We hiked back to the dam and looked at the water rushing through and then we climbed up onto a high ridge where you can see more ponds out in the game preserve. The cool, crisp autumn air felt good in our recovering lungs. We saw some wood ducks flying away with their weird squeaky call and a couple blue herons flew over the water. I wished we would have had an extra person to take a shot of all four of us on our first family hike into the woods. Maybe Aunt Kathryn or Nana can tag along next time and try to get a good shot of us all together!





5 comments:

Nichol on October 11, 2009 at 6:23 PM said...

Ahhh looks like a great place. Great photos!

Jessica on October 15, 2009 at 6:38 PM said...

I LOVE these photos! Z is 20 pounds and I have yet to switch her to my back. You've inspired me to try again!

Rona's Home Page on October 18, 2009 at 1:03 PM said...

Your background reminds me of Northern Maine. Sometimes I do miss it.
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Rotten on October 22, 2009 at 10:31 AM said...

Oooo. How does Charlotte like the back position? I put C in it that way and she bawled so I am thinking she's not ready. Looks like it is getting pretty well used! We love ours!

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