On Saturday we wanted to do something fun, but it couldn't take too long since Richard and Ruthie both had a lot of work to do. So we decided to go on a little hike at Great Falls Park. It's only about 15 minutes from our house and they have beautiful waterfalls. We'd been there before, but not for a while. We thought it would be about a 15 minute walk to the falls.
So off we went. We brought a picnic but decided to eat it when we got back to the car after our hike. Before we'd taken three steps Naomi declared she needed to go to the bathroom so we headed off to find the restrooms. Then something else held us up, then we got a little lost, then we finally hit the trail. And two minutes later we were at the falls. Really. We had apparently parked in a different place and taken a different trail than when we came the first time and the falls were just right there! Bonus! The kids had such a blast climbing on the rocks. I was really surprised how brave Naomi and Asher were and how entertaining the climbing was to them. Isaiah was in a backpack on my back. Ruthie did a great job of being Asher's buddy. It was a wonderful day. Here's the pics to prove it.
Rocks were so fascinating to the kids that our short walk took WAY too long because Asher always had to have his fists full of fresh rocks.
Caterpillars were the other fascination of the day. Here Aunt Ruth has bravely picked one up. Sorry caterpillar -we hope you really were "just taking a nap" when we left you on that rock.
Asher really watched the water for a long time.