It was a big ordeal getting Everett set up in the carrier. My Ergo was in the dirty clothes after our last hike so I brought the Didymos wrap. I didn’t want to wear Everett on my chest for a hike since it kills my back so I asked Allan to help me set him up on my back. I haven’t used the Didymos on my back for a loooong time so I didn’t have the movements down well and needed him to support Everett as I put him on. I tried to explain to Allan how to help me but he was not getting it. In the end, as obvious from these photos, I gave up getting a good back carry going and instead put Everett on Allan.
He helped the rest of the kids with their shoes, too. Certain older kids were crying about not knowing how to put them back on with wet feet.
We decided to drive over to Mt. Bierstadt before going home.
I’ll add here, I did not want to go to Mt. Bierstadt at this time in the slightest. I was really annoyed and wanted to go home. See, I had held Everett at the creek the entire time and my arms were killing me and I was just plain burnt out at that point. Everett is dead weight when you hold him and tries his very, very hardest to fling himself out of my arms practically every second I hold him. He just leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeans back away from me as far as he can and it’s FREAKING annoying. haha
So anyway, we drive there and it’s a bit of a drive away and I’m not impressed by adventuring anymore… but then we pull up to the parking lot and my goodness!! It was so beautiful there! I felt so silly for wanting to go home (but not really, holding a squirming baby for an hour in the forest while mosquitoes feast on you is torture) and was glad we came!
I was surprised at how many pictures I wanted to take. I love taking pictures, of course, but sometimes I just go through the motions to record my kids’ lives and am not loving the process. That day, I just wanted to capture everything! At the same time, I wanted to put my camera away (and did after the first five minutes) to just experience it. Aaah, such a wonderful time!
Oh I should say, Brooke wasn’t in those other pictures because she was staying in the car for the first ten minutes we were there. She said it was too cold to come out. She changed her mind after a while, though.