Speaking of, here she is! I'd taken her out shopping with me, and she spied this little getup. Now, I rarely just make a frilly spontaneous purchase, but the look on her face when she saw this did it for me. And it's got these cheap-o plastic heeled shoes which she thinks are the bee's knees. So I bought it. And it was worth the joy it brought!!
For Memorial Day we were all stoked to go hiking Waterfall Canyon. We'd totally talked it up (mostly to gear up the girls for the long hike!) and everyone was soooo excited! For the first 45 minutes of the hike, I'm enjoying myself, but in the back of my mind wondering how long the girls will actually make it. We had the backpack child carrier, but we really didn't want to have to use it for Mira unless we absolutely had to. I mean, 38 extra pounds on your back definitely adds stress to the body.
I must say, Mira did rather well. I was pleasantly surprised. That's not to say she didn't spend a fair amount of time in the carrier (Chad and I took turns), but she walked quite a bit, too. And Ella was terrific. Going up was better than coming down, but we had a great time! We estimate it was a 5-6 mile hike and it took us 3 1/2 hours, enjoying the waterfall and everything. Quite the morning for our little crew!