Friday, August 7, 2009


Jake and I decided we want to start going on family hikes on Saturdays. It's a nice way to spend time with the family while getting some exercise and having some fun!

We started last Saturday with a hike on the "C" trail. You start at the top of the mountain, where the "C" is in Cedar City. There is a trail that goes all the way down back into town. We didn't do the whole trail because we had to hike back to the top, but we sure had fun! Especially Emmy - she told us she was on a "tiger hunt" so she was looking for tigers and avoiding bugs the whole time. She couldn't help but run down the trail, she was too excited looking for those tigers. This resulted in a couple of stumbles. What can you do? A kid wouldn't be a kid without some skinned knees, right?

Here are some highlights from our hike:

This is the only pic I got of Kate, since I was holding her in my sling. I need to get a little front carrier that I can put her in for hikes. But I {LOVE} my sling, and so does Kate. She usually falls fast asleep when she's in it. My sis-in-law, Sonya, makes these adorable slings. You can check them out at

Jake and Emmy hiking down the path

This is after Emmy's first fall (you can see Cedar in the background) . . .

. . . and this is after her second fall - look how precious, a little tear is falling down her cheek :)


Rachel said...

What fun and what a great tradition.

Ammon and Tasha said...

AAww that tear is so sad! Looks like tons of fun and I agree with rachel, what a great tradition to start! so you just need to move up here and we can go hiking with you! :)

Hansen Family said...

She looks so cute in the sling though!!! Sad Emmy! The tears kill me.