Eric said the four-year-old hiked the entire eight miles by himself, and ever since Eric's determined to have our kids that well trained too. So we decided to take Aspen to the foothills the other day and get her started.
Well, it was pretty funny. All Aspen wanted to do was bend down and pick thinks up and eat crackers. We didn't blame her; there were lots of pretty things to see and look at. We tried to gently push her along, but I don't think she got the hint.
(Yeah I'm huge). It was so great to get out! I've been feeling much better lately and have been able to do a lot of the things I've missed out on in the last couple months. I don't look very happy in this photo for some reason, but I really was having a great time.
Anyway we put Aspen in the carrier from time to time when she would let us so we could pick up the pace a little. I'm sure as she gets a little older she'll be able to focus more on the hike, but it's also fun to see her wanting to explore so much. And having her do so does make me notice the little things.Hopefully we can get her lots of practice this summer. I'm determined to stay active this summer, and with the foothills being so pretty and very close, we really have no excuse :)