a whole day ahead of us….not one thing on the calendar planned.
we decided on an impromptu adventure to
Bash Bish Falls!
the kids were excited
we packed a picnic and a backpack full of “hiking stuff”
like bug spray, colored pencils and chips.
after getting lost in the car and finding ourselves in NY state we finally made it to the trail….phew!
we headed out on the trail and checked out the stream
we were feeling great!
the hike to the falls was less a mile….we thought this would be a breeze.
but even after a change of shoes Cooper decided he wasn’t going to walk…not. one. more. step.
so i did what any mother would do……i picked him right up…and carried him….up hill….to our next rest stop.
Caroline went back to drawing.
after cooper rested his little legs…..i hiked with Caroline a bit while Rob hiked at a snails pace with Coop.
and so it went……not the hike we planned at all
it might have taken all of our patience
but we made it……together….
the kids had fun climbing the big boulders, finding treasures like acorns and smooth pebbles and they loved the feel of the cool water on their feet.
i know the kids will remember eating chips, climbing the rocks, and the beautiful waterfall……i will remember the beautiful summer day we spent together as a family….how we helped each other along the way and how great it felt when we reached the falls.
i will remember that the hike reminded me that even though life is full of hills and boulders…and little ones who don’t want to walk….its the journey and what you make of it.
today i wish my wonderful hubby a Happy 10th Anniversary!!!!