Monday, January 31, 2011

Donut Falls

Tyler is quite the outdoorsman, and loves to bike, snowboard, hike, surf--if around an ocean. I think probably one of the hardest things about having Caleb as his son, is not being able to do all of these things as a family. He and Holden had done this hike before and he wanted to try and do it with Fin and Caleb. He carried Fin on his back and pulled Caleb in the sled. Round trip is over 3 miles, walking uphill in the snow, carrying Fin and pulling Caleb. I know he is crazy!! But he is willing to try and do everything he can to do things as a family. My boys are very lucky to have him as their dad!!!!
We finally made it to the Falls but it was an uphill climb, we left Caleb and Holden at the bottom and tried to climb up to them. I was literally crawling on my hands and knees up the side of the snow. We decided it was not worth it to try and see them with how dangerous it was. Caleb was also freezing by then, as well as Fin. Caleb is not used to being that cold, and he cried most of the way down. We chalk it up to another memory for our family!

Ready to head up the trail
On the way

Almost done! Caleb was definately done!!!


Jeni said...

What fun memories you will have!! I bet that was a pretty hike!

Brian and Beth said...

That should be in the Ensign. I was really inspired. You guys are a very special family.

Emily W said...

Oh cute! That almost made me cry Mandy! Ty is such a great guy! But you are great girl, yourself! Cute family! I liked that hike when we did it before...I wish I wasn't prego at the time, though :) It is a pretty hike though...umm, is this even the same place? I don't see snow shoes. :)

Tara said...

I cannot wait to show this to my husband. He's always trying to think of ways to include Chloe in all the stuff we want to do as a family. What a great idea!!!

You guys must live pretty close to us. Let me know if you'd like to be part of our lunch bunch.... special needs mamas who try to get together once a month - it's pretty special :)

Thanks for being a part of kidz!!! Looking forward to getting to know you better!