Sunday, May 18, 2008


Lately we have been exploring different modes of transporting Nolan. He likes the Baby Bjorn, LOVES his new jogging stroller, likes to be in the Hot Sling, rolls all over the place on his own, and basically just likes to be on the move. Well, today we reached a new level.

Grandma and Grandpa Downing got us this WONDERFUL hiking backpack for Christmas. Babies are not supposed to use it until they are six months old. Nolan will be six months on Thursday, so we thought we could bend the rules just a bit.

We put Nolan in it at home to try it out, and his reaction was hilarious! He was laughing, smiling, and just being crazy. I guess looking down on people is much different from looking up at them.

Since we were so successful at home, we decided to go on our favorite hike in St. Louis-The Lewis and Clark trail. The actual hike is 5 or 8 miles long, but you can do a 2.5 miler to a beautiful look out over the Missouri River. It was amazing how wondeful Nolan was. He just smiled and talked the entire walk!

We were celebrating Mother's Day a week late because Ted had finals last week. So he packed us a yummy lunch and we picniced at the look out. Our dog Cassie joined our hike as well. She and Nolan are already best buddies. On the way back, Nolan was so comfortable that he even fell asleep!Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for the wondeful gift. We will be sure to use it as often as possible!


Melissa said...

Way fun! We love our hiking backpack, all of our children have been happy as little clams riding in it. Nolan is big enough just in time for a summer full of riding!

Colleen said...

What a cool gift! The trees look gorgeous! I miss trees... :)