Birthday hike

Today marks 9 years since I became a mom. It seems so long ago, but then again, not so much.

I am a lucky mom to have such a big helper for a son. He has always been so easy-going and really, such a blessing in our family.

When asked what he wanted for his birthday, he said he wanted a new pair of soccer cleats … Lionel Messi cleats, to be exact. We looked online and found a site that was doing 25% off all Messi items, which is quite the deal, being as his stuff is always so expensive.

It has been quite the “Messi” week, as there was some talk of him leaving Barcelona! Anderson was so worried about this, that he taped the soccer news channel for 2 days straight, waking up at 6 am to check what was up.

Good news, Messi will be staying, and that means we get to hang on to our Barcelona jerseys for a little while longer … Unlike the Phoenix Suns Steve Nash jersey that is now collecting dust in the basement.

This morning when I asked Anderson what he wanted to do to start the day, and he said that he wanted to go for a hike. He missed the last one because he had soccer tryouts, and he really wanted to go today.

Adam has spent the whole week so far at a teacher training, so he wasn’t able to come today. We have done it without him before, so I knew it was going to be fine, but he was missed.

We went up our favorite hill (zig-zag hill), but he really wanted to go down the other side to walk the trails that are down there. I made sure that I packed plenty of water, some pretzels and fruit snacks.

It turned out to be about 3 miles total. They all did so great!

Here are some pictures:

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2 Responses to Birthday hike

  1. Dominick S. says:

    This is refreshing. Good to know that kids do take after their parents to an extent, my nephews would asked for a video game and it would be punishment to take them on a hike!

    • runariran says:

      You know, I think electronics have their place, but they are just not a constant around here. For us, it is about having very few of those things and like you said, show them what awesome things there are outdoors.
      I hope they’ll thank us for it one day … or at least keep it up :).

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