Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Nature and Guns - by Linz

We spent Monday morning hiking near the Icicle River with my sister and her 9 month old daughter. It was an easy hike since we had a herd of kids with us! Elliott loved hiking over the rocks, collecting sticks and seeing all the wildlife.

First we spotted a tiny chipmunk eating a snack on a huge rock. Elliott said "he's so tiny and cute way up there." Then we stopped to watch the salmon jumping in the water. They were huge fish that were just going crazy...pretty cool. On the way back Elliott pulled me aside to see a lizard that he found on a rock. Then we found a stick that looked like a handgun, so the duration of the walk back to the car was spent as a "Robot with a shooter gun." (Two things boys love, nature and guns!)

Elliott hiked along like a champ with the aid of huge walking stick my sister found for him. (It too became an imaginary gun before the day was done). I think it was actually more work for him to carry it all that way, but he didn't seem to mind. Wesley rode along in the backpack repeating everything that Elliott said. Ella, my niece, is too young to be excited about lizards and fish so she opted for a snooze.

What a great way to spend the day!

5 comments:

Peaby said...

what a photogenic family...

See you tomorrow!

Theodemos said...

The one with Lyndsey and the boys is a winner! Thanks so much for letting us enjoy your family by posting pictures. We've talked on many occasions with Mike and Becky and Jen about how we feel close to you all even though we've not really spent that much time together - just because of this blog family we're in.

Brazenlilly said...

So, I see two moms with baby packs on...and one is pregnant! Brad, tell me you had on a heavy pack full of food and rocks or something. :) Great pics as always. And we're waiting to hear about Spendar!

P-Jak said...

In my defense... this excursion occurred during the week when I had to be at WORK!

Brazenlilly said...

OK, well, you are back in the graces of mommies everywhere.