Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Starved Rock!

What do you do on a beautiful fall day when you're kicked out of your house (yet another open house)...? Go hiking to admire the gorgeous colors- except that the leaves further south haven't changed colors yet! So we just appreciated the different shades of greens and all of the stunning scenery. We brought the dogs, a picnic, and the kelty backpack for Maya and hiked all day with a few interruptions: fuzzy caterpillars, daddy long legs, a "pirate" boat on the river, and the sandstone that you could carve in. Vivi and Tonito did awesome!!! We hiked a couple of different loops, that added up to more than 4 miles, which doesn't sound like a lot for us (except that I carried Maya the whole time!) but imagine their little tiny legs running up and down all of the stairs like little energizer bunnies! Something I love is how much fun they have and how willing they are to do whatever we throw in front of them. After enjoying some ice cream, you can bet we had 3 kids sound asleep in the carride home.

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