Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Silver Creek Falls

We wanted to see how the kids would do in the hiking back pack before we left on our trip, so we decided to take a trip up to Silver Creek Falls and hike around. 

It was pretty cool up there, and VERY muddy! But we all had a great time.

Gage started out in the backpack and totally loved it!

Miss Maisey hiked all the way behind the falls all by herself! She was awesome! She kept asking me to tell her "Mommy and Daddy stories." She asked me to tell her about when she was born, when Gage was born, when Papa died, and how Mommy and Daddy got married. Let's just say other hikers now know our whole life story! :)

Isn't this just beautiful?

We hiked a little bit longer and then Maisey wanted a turn in the backpack, so we let the little man run wild!

He didn't stop very often, but he was very interested in the little stream that ran under this bridge. 

Gagey landed himself back in the backpack after about 15 minutes when he decided to sit down in a huge mud puddle! That is why he is now shoe-less. Shaun didn't want his muddy shoes up against his back! Gage didn't mind too much though. He got to throw rocks into this stream from way up high, which made a bigger splash! He is ALL boy!

We had a great time hiking as a family and we are really looking forward to all of our adventures that are soon to come!


Jana said...

your so brave... someday i'll work up to family hikes and vacations with two kids. looks like lots of fun!

Brandon and Angela Hoopes said...

I was just thinking I wanted to go on a hike with my family to see how they would do! Looks like yours did well!