An Old Cedar Forest

by Josée

I’ve been reading Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder (inspiration from Abby over at Writing Living Epistles) and it’s been motivating me to get us outside more. Yesterday, our family and my SIL’s family took a hike in a beautiful old cedar forest. Our four kids, all under the age of 3 1/2, managed really well despite the masses of devil’s club that towered over the trails.

We attempted to bring our strollers on the trail but we ended up stashing them behind a tree. The trails were not stroller friendly at all! Sweetpea was getting jostled around in the stroller and preferred being carried in her Beco.

The trees were so big and amazing!


The wee ones got refueled regularly.


Monkey dipped his feet in a stream and got all dirty throwing rocks in water. He stomped on a mushroom, much to the dismay of his older cousin, and fell into prickly bushes much to his own dismay. We tried to get Monkey to stand still for a picture but he was much too distracted as you can see.

It was a beautiful and fun day 🙂

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FrancesEden June 29, 2010 - 7:32 am

Awesome adventure!
I want a Beco so bad!! Did you have yours for #1 or just for #2? Did you get it online or as a gift? How do you like it/love it?

Josee June 29, 2010 - 2:53 pm

I bought my Beco online for Monkey. We use it a lot. We even used it while backpacking through Italy and it was great. I love it!

thefirstfouryears June 30, 2010 - 12:39 am

It looks gorgeous 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

Chelsea Rae July 4, 2010 - 9:50 pm

Psst, will you email me that picture of us nursing? I'm going to blog it too 😀

tatiana July 5, 2010 - 3:27 am

where is the forest?


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