Thursday, August 16, 2012

The mountain

Brent had the day off today and so we had the genius idea to go and climb Stone Mountain...

In August.

In Georgia.

With our children ages 4, 3 and 1.

Genius I tell you.

Things started out so well...Happy, sweet, smiling children... helping one another and excited about the adventure before them...

But sadly, we declined into this:

And I don't even know where Chilli bean is at this point.

Probably because I was lying unconscious on the floor on the other side of the observatory room.

Actually, it wasn't all that bad and I was quite impressed with the kids. I only observed minimal "hitchhiking" on the journey.

And I am proud to report that Sassy walked the whole way and even Jenkins held out until we were nearing the top (and most strenuous and exposed to the blazing sun) part of the hike.

And let's be honest... can you really say no to this little face begging to be picked up?

As for Chilli bean. Well, she's just a slacker. That girl sleazed a ride the whole way on daddy or mommy.

Though she did run around up top for a bit.

On the way up, Sassy found some beautiful yellow flowers and had me put them in her hair.

When we got to the observatory at the top, I noticed a picture of these flowers on a sign highlighting the rare and endangered plant species of the area.


The Curly Cues... breakin' all the rules... as usual.


1 comment:

  1. So cool! Years from now I'm sure the kids will enjoy seeing these pics and reading the story.

    I'd be happy to let them borrow some Vi Fuel for their next climb ;)