As always, the family is busy this summer! Hiking, beach, camping, swimming and now...we add playing with Baby E. Oh boy, are we busy! We took the kids camping a couple weeks after Baby E was born. Baby E did great! Mad-Cat and Joan-Dog had a blast. Mad-Cat brought her friend Julianna with her. She loves spending time with her best friend! Joan-Dog loves having another girl around to tease :-)
Baby E seemed to really love the beach. The sound of the ocean and the wind on her face seemed to calm her. We really need to get back to the beach again soon! I miss it and summer will be over before we know it!
We've been hiking a few times now. Nothing too long or strenuous, but enjoyable just the same. We love seeing the waterfalls that surround the Columbia Gorge where we typically hike. They never cease to amaze us! Ema-Bear slept through most of our hikes. I can't wait for her to be able to really see the beauty all around her!
The kids have been swimming a few times, but really it has been hard to do much with Baby E. She sleeps a lot, and she is a bit colicky. Sitting out in the hot sun for a long time doesn't seem like a great way to keep her happy. Maybe we'll tackle swimming with Baby E next year.
So, for the rest of the summer we plan on hiking some more, we have another camping trip scheduled, maybe some berry picking, and trips to the beach.