During the week, while enjoying our semi-annual adventures in consignment sales, Kim brought up the idea of going on a family group picnic/hike at Eisenhauer Park. The group consisted of a first-grader, six preschoolers/toddlers and two babies---- plus all of the parents--- so why not?! Even though we had so many little feet along for the ride, we had a great time.
First thing's first, we had to have the picnic part of the adventure. We didn't want to have hungry kiddos on the hike.
After food, it was off to the races. The gaggle of kids had fun taking turns running ahead, falling behind and riding in the stroller (that Michelle was smart enough to bring--- genius!). Half-way up the hill, we stopped for a water/rest/duck-duck-goose break. Luke mostly needed a break from getting too sweaty in the Ergo (I know I've mentioned this before but--- BEST baby carrier EVER--- seriously).
Once we were all re-hydrated, we were unstoppable, until we arrived at our destination--- the lookout tower. The kids were all so excited to have a tangible 'woo-hoo, look what we accomplished' destination; not to mention, the view was gorgeous.
After our tiring journey was complete, we decided the best way to celebrate was by getting some frozen custard. Greg and I have continually said how grateful we are to have a great group of friends. We feel very blessed to have them in our lives.