This was a really easy hike we went on. It was really, really beautiful there. Sometimes we go on hikes and I only take one or two pictures and sometimes we go somewhere so pretty I can’t barely make myself put my camera down! This was one of those places! I need to go there with the purpose being photography because man oh man, it was amazing!
I love it when Allan wears Everett on hikes. I really don’t like my back being destroyed all the time holding that kid. It’s so nice to just hike with no one on me!
Plus, how cute is this sight??! So. So cute.
Sierra found this cool stick so we had to take some pictures.
The light was interesting that day. It was partly cloudy so sometimes super bright through the tops of the trees and other times muted and almost dark in there. It was really humid that day, too. I think 77% humidity.
Sometimes I look back at pictures and wonder what my kids were laughing at. Here I’d give Ember a small bouqet of purple flowers thinking she’d love those. She is in an anti flower phase after being chased by a bee and then stung by a wasp, she hates being near flowers, wearing flowers, or holding flowers! She’s terrified a bee or wasp will chase or sting her.
So when I gave her the flowers she immediately tossed them on the ground. I looked down at the flowers with fake concern and hurt. She cracked up. I milked the moment by saying sadly, “I can’t believe you threw my flowers on the ground.”
After the photos I took of the girls Payson wanted some of his own. I said okay, smile. He said, “No, zombie!”
Eating brains, naturally.
Oh I never talked about how it had rained while we were out. It started pouring and Allan found a completely dry spot under a thick tree. We hung out under the tree keeping Everett and the camera dry while the four other kids ran around up and down the path in the rain. It was REALLY fun!
Payson plays this game with the other kids where he is King Simon and barks orders at them. He uses a rough, deep voice and takes this game very seriously. The other kids obey his orders (which is probably why he loves it, respect and obedience from his usual bully sisters?!) and Everett busts up laughing over Payson’s voice so it’s a fun game for all. A loud game (King Simon is never quiet) but fun.