Not to far from our house is a relatively easy hiking trail that leads to some pretty cool caves. Ryan actually hiked there with his dad and the boys way back in February, right after we moved to our new house. I didn't join them because Miss LJ was only three weeks old and I was not quite up to hiking yet. Anyway, the boys have been wanting to take me to the caves forever and recently, we finally hiked to the caves.
Apparently, the caves host some pretty crazy parties--there are a lot of empty bottles and graffiti. And it looks like someone may or may not have blown up a box full of nails because there are literally thousands of nails on the ground. I'm making this hike sound horrible, but really, it's a lot of fun.
At the top of the hill, you get a fantastic view of the city skyline. I was impressed, at least.
A few years ago, we were at a park near my parents' house when a little girl introduced Reed to the wonders of finding BBs on the ground and collecting them. Since then, finding BBs is on the top of the boys' priority list any time we were outside. This hike brought a veritable wealth of BBs. Everyone was excited. Asher calls BBs "babies"--and at one point he dropped the BBs all over the ground. Imagine the cuteness of him yelling, "Oh no! My babies fell!"
After our hike, we lined the BBs up on the back of the car to see if any would stay on during the drive. (Ryan's clever way to not have hundreds of BBs chillin' around our house.) Sadly (ha), none survived the trip.
We forgot to bring Lila's hat, but luckily had one of Asher's hats in the car. Little Miss fell asleep during the hike, which I had to document because it NEVER happens.