Last Monday morning, I told the boys we would be going on an adventure. I asked what they would want to do on their adventure. Without hesitation, Finnan said, "Go to the store that has the hot dogs." Costco? "Yes!" Hmm... not what I had in mind. His next suggestion was going to Bass Pro Shop. At that point, I suggested hiking at Stone Mountain.
They were thrilled to go to Stone Mountain. We went on the Nature Garden trail which followed a creek and required many creek crossings. They pretty much skipped, ran and jumped for joy the entire hike. They spent most of the hike looking for "natural fairy houses," which is their recent kick. After the hike, we went to the playground so I could feed Cal. They proclaimed it, "the best playground in the universe." Cal seemed to enjoy the hike as well, although I feel like he is already getting too big for the infant hold in the Moby wrap. I really had to scrunch him in there.
After Stone Mountain, the boys decided to camp in the yard. Despite all of our camping, the boys have never spent a night in a tent. You can imagine all of giddy laughter involved in setting up the tent, cooking our dinner on the fire and eating s'mores. Amazingly, once in the tent, they went to bed right away and all of them stayed outside all night.
|Acting goofy on the trail.|
|Rory fishing in the creek.|
|Looking for natural fairy houses.|
|Snug as a bug.|
|Surrounded by FOUR cowboys!|
|Proving himself to be the outdoor type.|