Monday, March 21, 2011


I used the "z" cause we were badass hikers this weekend.

An almost 5 year old can do a lot!

We ventured off the trail.
Climbed some serious hills.
Jumped some serious stepping stones the river.
Scrambled up some serious trees.
It was fun!

We also spent some time:
enormous branch throwing (cause boys will be boys)
scenics gazing
funny face making
fence walking with no hands
making out
map reading (cause Daddy likes his maps!)
bicep building
pretty picture taking
plank walking
and tree sitting.

The funniest part? 
When you live in a metropolis, civilization is never far away.
So after an hour or so of serious hiking,
we emerged from the woods,
crossed a busy street,
and lunched at Panera.
Cause that's how we roll.
(plus Mama didn't have to carry a heave backpack this way :)

Then we disappeared back in the woods, properly caffenated, and full of soup, sandwiches, mac and cheese, and a cookie.
The best of both worlds really.


forever folding laundry said...

Hiking where you can take a pit stop at Panera? Love it!!

{we had Panera this weekend, too. i had the new Thai salad. yum!}


Shannon said...

Your little family makes my heart smile :o)

Toni said...

Hiking and lunch at Panera! Thats the way to do it!

(I wish we had a Panera near us.)