We've been talking about hiking up Mount Timpanogos for some time. The last time we went, Colin was 4 and hiked up the whole way himself. (Micah was in the carrier.) The hike was beautiful. The mountains look quite different from those around Ogden. Very pretty. Everyone did really well on the hike. Mira was carried most of the way. (Chad going up, thank you honey! And I took her down.)
I don't know how many times I heard, "I'm sooo thirsty!" or "I want to stop. How much longer?" (Mostly Ella.) The boys thought the cave was pretty awesome. It was nice to be inside the cool 43 degree caves after sweating it out, getting to the top.
We just kept peppering them with, "You are awesome hikers!" "What strong muscles you have!" "We'll stop for lunch at the top." We saw squirrels, chipmunks, and a beautiful bird of some sort along the way which made it fun. I wonder just how many hypothetical situations Micah can come up with. I heard several of them: "Mom, would you rather fall down this mountain (and it's steep and far!) or be bitten by a rattlesnake?" "Would you rather jump off a 1,000 foot diving board or fall off this mountain?" "Would you rather cross paths with a bear or a rattlesnake?" Good grief, let's just enjoy the hike!!
We returned home and everyone was pretty beat. But haircuts were in order. So I cut the boys' hair. Then Ella and Mira Catherine wanted in on the...hmm...fun? So they got trims. By the time I got to hop in the shower I was disgusting! I don't know how hairdressers stand it! (Well, at least they didn't have to do it sweaty and greasy after a big ol' hike I guess.)