On Good Friday we took the girls to a place called Enchanted Rock. I carried Burrow on my back, and we
forced encouraged Rufflebum to hike all by herself. She didn't think she could do it and asked to be carried several times - but we kept encouraging her and she ended up hiking all the way to the top by herself like a champ! She was so proud of herself and totally earned her chocolate ice cream at the end! :)
Before we started hiking, Rufflebum wanted us to take a picture of her with her new backpack. We didn't let her hike with it because we knew she'd get worn out too fast. But how cute is she!?!?!
Water break half way up "the rock":
View down below, and of my passenger:
At the top we came across the church youth group that had carried three crosses up the mountain and were spending Good Friday worshiping our Risen Savior at the top of Enchanted Rock. It was a really special experience for us too!
Me with Rufflebum... and Burrow's head in the back! Ha!
And of course the one who did the least work during the hike was the one who fell asleep the fastest! Everyone who passed us as we hiked down started laughing at our passed out baby. :)
I love this little family and I love making special memories with them! What a joy!
The Hiking Bird