Monday, January 20, 2014

A Hiking We Will Go!

My Mommy friend from Kate's school posted some pics on Facebook of her family hiking at a park around here. I was intrigued. Hiking in Texas? I had to know more. It turns out this place is about 5 miles away from our house and so easy to get to. Now, I have hiked Pikes Peak in Colorado. This ain't no Colorado but it was perfect for a 5 and 4 year old. It had just enough steep parts up and down for it it to feel like a real adventure.

Kate looking like a teenager minus the Hello Kitty pajamas of course!

Starting our adventure.

Thems there is Cacti!

There were so many beautiful scenes like this I can only imagine how amazing it is when the trees are at their fullest.

This was our first trail called Lookout. Appropriately named looking out over Eagle Mountain Lake.

Hold it there Kate!

When Carson jams the hands in the pocket that means he's got the extra confidence going on. :)

My beauty!

She held my hand for a good part of the hike. I loved it:) While Carso ran ahead sometimes she was careful not to leave me behind.

"Look Mommy a hole! I think a squirrel dug it!" Yep either that or the Fort Worth Water department. But I like your version better Carso.

Ok this picture rocks. Literally. This was our first steep downhill. Needless to say Carso wiped out. I was about to chuckle and took this picture and not a second later I to wiped out!

The cool think about most of the hills was that they had built in rock steps. Very handy for me and Carso. Kate didn't seem to have any problems and was even running down some with no fear as Carso and I gingerly went down using the sideway step.

Feeling her oats as my Mom would say.

Our first rest stop. Carson insisted we rest. That only lasted about 10 seconds and he was off again to explore!

This picture is a huge victory. We had hiked 1 mile at this point! I mean these are kids who request to be carried while we are walking from the store to the parking lot. 1 mile! Wow! Believe me, I won't let them forget it:)

Kate wanted me to take a picture of her running like this. It's her funny run.

X marks the spot!

This little blur is Kate running to beat her brother to the other side of the fork in the trail.

Picture courtesy of Carson. Kate thinks its funny to act like she's asleep in pictures now. Hmmmm....not funny.

It's hilarious that while you think you are taking an amazing heartwarming picture, your kid is pulling faces the whole time.

No sleeper and no faces. Success!

And when we got home I made blueberry muffins which my kids HATED! I think it's because they don't have a billion grams of sugar in them. Oh well, more for Mom!


God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6