Most of the leaves are already brown and off the trees now, but we caught some beautiful golden last leaves of fall on our hike yesterday!
Also, props to myself for carrying both children. I knew Ruthie would have a tough time, but I didn't think it would be THAT rough. (Props to Andrea too, for carrying Ruthie.) I weighed them on my home scale the other day and Will was 19.5 pounds and Ruthie was 26. Which means...I was carrying a lot of weight up that steep trail! It was more steep than either Andrea or I remember, but it was definitely beautiful!
|Eli was really into having his picture taken.|
|Look at that incredibly picturesque tiny waterfall in the background!. Also, Eli's hair blends in with the background. It's like he's Halt without a cape!|
|Cowen on the other hand, was not very into having his picture taken.|
|Ruthie fits right in with her redheaded cousins! (there was another picture with Eli and Emeline smiling, but of course, I picked the one that Ruth was smiling in.)|
|Ruthie wanted a picture of her rock, not herself. She liked to carry the biggest. rock. possible. Which might be why she had such a hard time walking.|
|This picture was a total fail. But that kinda makes it funny. Look at all those beautiful leaves and that cute wooden bridge!|
|I thought this was really adorable even if she is hiding a bit.|
|No worries. We were protected by the mighty Eli.|
And this is Ruth's minnie mouse shirt that she won't take off.