Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Birthdays and beautiful weather!

So, Kurtis's birthday is June 18th and mine is on the 19th. He turned the big 31 and I am now 28. We are both pretty old! We had a great family birthday dinner at my parents house on Friday night. We got a backpack to carry Avery in when we go hiking and since it was actually beautiful weather this past weekend we decided to test it out on Saturday. We hiked up to Stewart Fall and it was so beautiful. I have never seen the run off as big as it was and the weather was perfect for hiking. The trail is mostly shaded so that was nice. Avery loved it! She did so good all the way up to the waterfall. She loved looking around and hanging out in the backpack. The way down was a different story... She started to get hungry and I was really hoping she would hold out until we got back to the car. But, she didn't and she started fussing in the backpack and got upset so I took her out and carried her down the rest of the way. Well, while she was fussy in the backpack she must have been kicking the back of it which is mesh and not very soft and she rubbed two of her little toes raw! I felt like the worst mother ever, I didn't have socks on her and I didn't bring a bottle. When we got back to the car I was crying along with her but we eventually got her settled down (and me as well!) and went home. At least we learned some lessons for next time! Then that night Kurtis and I went to dinner while my wonderful parents stayed at our place while Avery was in bed. We both had great birthdays and Im so glad the weather was so nice!