I had my therapy appointment today and wanted to take the kids on another hike since the weather was beautiful again. I wanted to get the kids compasses and a hiking book for all of our upcoming summer adventures so we stopped at Cabela’s, too!
And here is the vlog!
I got my camera a week or two ago and hadn’t had a chance to take it out to really shoot with it so when the weather finally warmed up to the 40s we went on a hike and I brought my new baby to test out!
(There’s a vlog at the end of this post, too!)
Sierra is the cutest ♥
Allan got to play with both my newish (the 80d was bought last year, that’s still pretty new to me!) cameras, too!
The lake looked so pretty in the bright sun!
Me in my natural habit doing my natural thing. haha! Man do I love hiking and do I super love taking pictures and filming videos! Seriously, this is my heaven. Well, I don’t even need a camera, nature makes me happy enough, but I sure do like my cameras! ♥
I don’t like to pester my big kids for pictures but they all wanted me to take lots of pictures of them this trip! They kept asking me for turns! It was pretty awesome. I mostly shot pictures of them just in nature but once in a while I said, “smile,” as well!
I love Payson so dang much!
Ember loved this spot she chose for her pictures and had a whole bunch of poses she wanted to do. She’s so awesome!
And finally, Brooke’s turn!
The light was so pretty and she was having so much fun I took quite a few.
Sierra found a tree that looked like it had a chair and had Allan film her on it and then asked me to take a picture. Brooklyn insisted on being in it, too!
Little wildflowers were starting to pop up! Yes, spring come soon!
Sierra, Payson, and Ember were really into looking at all the tiny little flowers popping up. It was so sweet.
Everett brought his Yoshis and carried them the whole way. He played with them here and there, too. I love his obsession 🙂
And the gorgeous lake!
Then it was time to head back!
I had Brooklyn take a picture of me and Allan. I love my kids having pictures of their parents together when we did family trips. I always wished I had pictures of my parents like this even though my parents got divorced. I have a couple now for the first time in 20 years and I treasure them.
Brooklyn and Sierra love getting to use all my cameras. They both love filming and Sierra loves taking pictures, too!
And here is the vlog!
We went to Barnes and Noble to get some new chapter books for Ember as she is getting to be a better reader but that didn’t seem fair to the other kids so I ended up getting each of the older three a couple new books, too. And then Lyla ripped the cover off a stupid craft book that was $17 so I had to get that! haha!
Here’s the vlog:
Lyla’s hair is finally long enough to put it all up in a ponytail! I was so tickled when I figured that out and she was super excited when I took her outside to play and took her picture! She loves having her picture taken!
I saw a recipe on youtube for old fashioned macaroni and cheese and decided to try it out. But first Everett wanted to go to the library so we did that!
Here’s the vlog from the day!
Any tips for a cheaper grocery budget welcome. Besides: do this thing that will take hours and hours. I don’t have any extra energy to spend lots of time on cooking. A half hour per meal is all I can manage.
Can you guess Lyla’s favorite past time?
Ember and Lyla really love each other.