First, we drove to Nerstrand Big Woods state park and went for a "hike." It's just a path through the woods to a little waterfall (where we took our family photos for the Christmas card), but it's certainly a hike for a pregnant lady and two toddlers. For the other 3 able bodied adults, it was just a stroll. It was total BOY HEAVEN! They could have spent the entire afternoon "rock climbing" up the side of the waterfall. Don't worry, the men were spotting, L was photographing, and I was catching my breath on a bench, imagining it was 80 degrees and I was lounging with an ice cold beverage whilst my family frolicked in the falls.
|My favorite pic, N cresting the ridge|
|There is no denying that mug!|
|Look at that tongue! "Should I do it again? YES!"|
|Long ways up!|
|He did it!|
|This one's just to show you I still have a bit of a waist at 35 weeks this time!|
Moving into the backyard, we scrounged up a cord of wood, a bag of mallows, an old Hershey bar and the last of the graham crackers to round out our evening campfire with s'mores.
|Aunt L teaches N how to toast his mallow|
|Oops! She burnt M's mallow! Gotta start over!|
|Our manly men tending the fire (while L roasts a new mallow)|
|Our first campfire...awe, isn't that sweet?|
|Our first campfire of the season - no skeeters! Hooray!|
|Funny mommy shot of me assembling s'mores for everyone and M lounging.|