Monday, July 23, 2007

We Hiked

Liam and I hiked up to Timpanogos Cave today. I didn't think we could do it. I mean, I did a lot more work than he did, but for a kid his age, he did AWESOME! Liam hiked a quarter mile on foot and was carried the rest of the way up the mountain (with a few bursts of walking on his own). He fell asleep on the tour of the caves and slept as I carried him a half mile down the mountain (and then the other half mile he refused to walk, so I still carried him). I. am. beat.

I am so grateful to the Tross family for cheering me on as we hiked and also for the few short breaks that someone else would carry Liam. It was so steep. I thought to myself many times, "What in the world am I doing up here!" The things one does for the people they love and want to spend time with... I am glad we did it.


The sweaty pair at the top of Mount Timponogos ready to cave!

(All photos here)

11 comments:

Danielle said...

You look great! Especially after hiking so far carrying baby freehand! That is so hard and uncomfortable! I went on a hike with Kaden using a hiking backpack and it kicked my bum! I was so sore and tired afterward! Kaden of course had a nice nap in the car and in the carrier and wasn't tired at all! Such fun...

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

I didn't even attempt using a carrier... he won't stay in it these days anyway. So it was all freehand carrying... kicked my butt. If you click on this photo, you can see the sweat - so GROSS!

Here are all the photos. My mom loved spending time with Liam:
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8EZt2Lhq4asSy

wendy said...

What a cool mom you are! That sounds like a tough hike!

Stepherz said...

You look wonderful for being hot and haggard! Liam had it goin' on for himself, huh? I'd love if I had someone to carry me around!

Suzanne said...

Great job, Gina! I'm lucky if I can get up Timpanogos on my own, let alone carrying a child. You are such a great mom! :)

Terry said...

Wow, Gina!! I am impressed and jealous. I wish I was as cool as you. I am afraid my poor kiddies will likely NEVER be carried up a mountain by me. You are awesome and you do look great!

Robin said...

You are sexy AND tough!

utmommy said...

We've been wanting to do that for a while now, but I'm a little worried about the hike. More for mine own sake.

Mel said...

Way to go!

The cave is on our list of "things we want to do". I'm still talking myself into packing Crew up the mountain. I'm glad to hear its worth it;)

Katie said...

That was one of the things I wanted to do when we lived there but never got around to. Darn it. You do look great! Maybe we can all do the hike next summer. We'll get Ian to go with us and he can pack Liam. ;)

Caitlin said...

What cute pictures! This is the new definition of "supermom"-- hikes up mountain with child in arms.