|perfect pic by April|
from Jordan about Saturdays
"Sometimes I feel like we should just be responsible and clean out the garage or work on the yard... but then I think, I wonder if we could ride our bikes to Idaho?"
We've had some fun adventures lately - a few big (like a bikeride to Idaho with Jordan, April, Landon & Porter) and mostly small. Knowing that little Isaac wouldn't be able to ride in the bike trailer, and may not be happy in the stroller, we were all set to put adventures aside until next year. So we've been so happily surprised that we've still been able to enjoy some adventures, even with new little Isaac. Some have been just Jordan with a few kids (kayaking, bike riding) or April and a few kids (hiking, bike riding) and some with all of us (walking or Jordan running/pushing Isaac while the rest of us bike). Isaac has been such a trooper so far! (And all of the kids too!)
(And lots of Saturdays we also do just do the responsible things too :)
Last week we walked to Lee's for dinner. Then a few days later we rode our bikes to Sam's club for groceries. Yesterday we walked to coldstone (for dinner) and Blimpie (for dessert :) There were some definite tired feet and we kind of dragged the last block or two home, but now looking back it already seems like it was so fun :) We even sang a few hiking songs to keep spirits high (I taught the kids Princess Pat and Ellie taught us "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.")
Owen asked something like "why do we keep doing this?" And my quick answers were
1. to help our bodies be strong and healthy
2. to practice doing something hard with our family
3. to enjoy the beautiful world and this beautiful place we live.
Hooray for adventures and this perfectly beautiful Fall time in Logan!