Sunday, July 15, 2007

Budding Hikers

Ed and I have been hiking and backpacking since we started dating almost 25 years ago...and we're just crazy about it so we're really motivated to get Sammi and Nicki into trail hiking at the earliest age we can. Yep, we wanna be a motley crew of backpackers! If you ever peeked at our attic..and garage...and closets...and under our beds....you'd see our hiking and packing gear bursting out of the seams just everywhere. Call us "REI-is-Us"
So we hit the trails with the girls each Sunday. There's a plethora of really nice hiking trails in our area. Each time we go out, the girls' navigational skills on the uneven trail terrain gets better and better. Last Sunday, they managed to walk almost a mile on their own. (Hey, they're just 21 pounds and way less than 3 ft tall...that's pretty darn good.) They both know how much Ed and I love being out on the trails and they seemed very proud to show off for us .


"Okay, okay, REI....you're right. We'll be stopping by very soon as the girls do need some real hiking boots! Please don't look at their sandals (omg!)"

Last parting shot of Ed and Sammi....now isn't that a proud Papa....!

14 comments:

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

I "heart" these pics! OMG, they are so cute. Love, love, love the photo of Sammi and Ed.... Thanks for updating. Can't wait to see you next month.

Holly said...

What sweet pictures! I love the last one. Those girls are going to be expert hikers before you know it!

Anonymous said...

Are you wearing sandals on a hike?

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

I wear sandals when I hike and steletoes too... .ha ha ... Boy do your girls go out in style!

Lauren said...

Looks like you guys are having fun!

Diana said...

Nice hiking outfits on the girly girls. Rony-girls in training???hehe.

Leslie said...

Super cute hiking pics! I can't believe they didn't get those pretty little outfits dirty! I need to ask you a favor. Could you please e-mail me some of the pictures from our visit? I have plenty of the baptism ceremony, but would love some from the beach, the pool, and around your house if it's not too much trouble. Thanks Cindy! Left a message on your cell last week. Let's talk soon, if/when you have a chance!!!

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

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Truly Blessed said...

Very cool! I can't believe they walk so far on their own (Katie? No way -- she has five people to carry her around, she doesn't need to walk!).

Cool pictures, it looks like you have great times.

crazylady said...

I hear toilet training in the woods is easy.

Sophie's Mom said...

They are so big to walk so far! Great family time!

Kristi said...

Your girls are beautiful!

I too am the mom of twin girls from Guangdong Province. We adopted our girls in Jul-05. Boy has the time gone quickly!

Thank you Rony for the link to this site. It's fun to see another set of twins. :)

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Cindy,

I can't wait to see you next month! Yea, we are finally getting together..... I will call tonight..I promise. I've been swamped as I know you have too.

Hey Kristie, I'm glad you met up with Cindy....Too fun.

Kay'er said...

they are so C-U-T-E! We'll have to do more hiking next time we go camping together! =)