The hike we took to Palisades Falls was the perfect hike to work on "training" the kids to carry their water. On longer hikes I still carry the water but at 1 mile roundtrip we thought it would be a good length. The next weekend they both carried their water for about 2 miles roundtrip without complaints so we are making progress! Matthew also decided he needed to hike with a hiking stick. Such the handsome outdoorsman.
Though it would have been the perfect weekend to sneak in our final camping trip, we were hanging around to check out Matthew's Fall Carnival on Saturday. James and I both were able to volunteer at a few different points as well as enjoy the carnival with the kiddos!
And we had a busy week of carnivals, as our Moms Group held a carnival where Catherine had me paint her face:
And Matthew's first day of school!