Kristin & I decided to take the kids hiking in Ute Valley Park this past Saturday. I imagine if you were to cross-breed a turtle & a cat, you would get attributes similar to our children. Slow to move & fiercely independent. It took almost two hours to go maybe 1 mile. It was a humorously slow process. We had been hiking (or trying to hike) for almost an hour & could still see the car. BUT we had fun, so does it really matter how far we went? =)
Johnny & I got there first & waited around for a while until Kristin & her kids got there. Johnny was like a little troll at the entryway to the park. He stopped everyone that came through to talk to them. He pointed out trees & birds to them. And totally could not understand if someone didn’t stop to have a conversation with him.
I think maybe I’ve mentioned how much Johnny loves his Aunt Kristin? Well… after they got there, Kristin had to run back out to her car for a minute to grab something. Johnny thought she was leaving him… and he was devastated. =)
He didn’t want to ride in his own jogging stroller, so Kristin packed him on her back.
Getting Piper ready to roll:
Fisher was soooo tempted to test out how thick the ice was on this little pond, but good judgment reigned supreme.
Kristin & the boys in front of Pike’s Peak:
We decided maybe we should have asked the kids before going for a hike? Piper decided 20 minutes in to the hike she wanted to nap. Then Fisher decided he didn’t want to walk either & sat in Johnny’s stroller.
Does it look like this stroller is pushing itself? Look carefully – you can see about two inches of a hoodie & a foot:
Fisher pushed Johnny’s stroller the whole way back to the car. It was pretty cute & he only dumped it once.
Johnny was getting a little sick of hiking at this point & Kristin was a little tired of stopping to pose for pictures.
Loving on his Aunt Kristin:
We got HERE & then Piper decided she wanted to get out & walk. Figures…
Kristin & the kids came over to the house to eat lunch and hang out for a bit after our hike.
We had such a fun Saturday morning! Hope you all had a great weekend too.