Well, our leap of faith paid off. The kids curled up like a litter of puppies, and the nearly the first peep we heard from them was a yell of "I'm ready to stop sleeping!!" around 7am.
Amazing. We felt so good that we went on a 2 mile (round trip) hike into the Mt. Evans Wilderness. Both kids walked the WHOLE WAY. We identified flowers and trees, including the kids' first columbine sighting, crossed over log bridges, threw rocks and sticks in the creek, and discussed the ways in which a tree could fall over.
I sense that we may have crossed a threshold of outdoor adventure, and I am excited.
|Putting beds together in the kids' tent|
|Potty in the woods|
|There's a girl in there|
|Andrew found this big mushroom|
|Man and mushroom|