Today I met up with an old friend from my last life as a paramedic. She is an ER nurse and we realized that we hadn't seen each other for 11 years!! She didn't have kids back then. Today, she has a beautiful family of 7! We took 3 of her kids and one friend hiking to Lake Washington via Saint Edwards State Park. Check out the chaos!
Hiking with kids is certainly a challenge but a worthwhile one! If you can time it right between meals (or haul in a picnic) and nap time it's a great way to share nature, get some exercise, and vitamin D.