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)
funny face making
fence walking with no hands
map reading (cause Daddy likes his maps!)
pretty picture taking
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.