Last Saturday, Rick was home and I was planning on going for an early run. Carson happened to be the only kid up early, so I told him to grab his bike and come along with me. He and Everett have been on an animal tracking kick after reading about it in a book (The Curious Boy's Book of Adventure, very cute), so he was thrilled that he'd be able to spot some animal tracks and such. We saw a ton of deer; it was great!!
|Can you spot four?|
|Mama deer and teeny tiny baby.|
|We'd gone a couple of miles down the trail, when I told Carson I thought if we kept going we'd come out near the YMCA. He said he could make it, so we kept on going, up some big hills and everything. (I did give him some pushes up the big hills. I think, though, if he had a bigger bike he could have done it. He is much too big for this tiny bike!) It was so exciting when we got to parts of the trail that he recognized as being close to the park by the Y. We made it! It was about four miles from our house to there, and then he timed me while I did some exercises at the gym. It was such a fun morning!!|
|Then I called Rick, who brought the other kids and some breakfast tacos over.|