Today has been busy, but good. It started early with Luke's Upward basketball game. There was a little misunderstanding about the time, so as I was gathering the girls to load in the car at 7:55, Lance called me from the gym to say his game was at 9:00, not 8:00. Ooops! So we went to breakfast at a local restaurant and the kids loved it. Then it was back to the gym for the game. Which, I'm proud to say, Luke did a great job and kept his head in the game!
Then we came home and it was off to go hiking. We haven't been able to go hiking since Emma was born and it is something we all like to do. Being outdoors is what our family likes most; whether it's hiking, camping, riding horses, whatever as long as we're outside! We planned on going hiking at a trail by Beaver Lake, but it was closed because of all the downed trees from the ice storm. So we went to a small lake in Rogers and hiked around the road that goes around the lake. Lance and I were a little disappointed at first because it's not really hiking to us, but the kids loved it and we did have a lot of fun. We saw muscle shells which intrigued Luke, a Bald Eagle (which I had never seen that close), geese, trout, and deer tracks (which Luke identified much to his father's delight!). The kids all picked up walking sticks and had so much fun with them. They want to go back soon. Then we came back to the house, took showers and headed to the church to drop the kids off for social night. The kids played there while we joined our Sunday School class for bowling. Then Lance and I went out to eat, picked up the kids, came back home, got the kids in bed and are now watching a movie. It's been a GREAT day!
The "big kids" hiking with their sticks
Emma LOVED hiking!