The boys are sleeping, so we thought it would be a good time to post some more photos. This morning we went for a major hike (well, major with 2 babes), so they are very tired. Finn actually hiked a good portion of the 6 miles and did very well. The first 3 miles were uphill, climbing the mountain. Then we turned around and hiked back down. The scenery was awesome! We had great mountain views the entire time and were also following a mountain stream.
I put this one in because Leif looks like he is 2 years old.
Emily came to visit yesterday! It was great to see her, and Finn enjoyed the extra attention.
Mickey and his new "baby." He can't get enough of the two cats - Daffy and Muffy:
We are having a blast in Colorado! We've been hiking every morning, swimming on the deck, eating good food, etc. We've done some pretty serious hikes with the boys on our backs. Below are a bunch of photos detaling our vacation so far.
This is the view from my Aunt and Uncle's yard. They live at 8400 feet. We're enjoying waking up in the mountains everyday.
Here we are hiking to a waterfall and lake. For the record, I offered to take Finn (the heavier one), but my mom is nervous carrying Leif on her back over rough terrain.
This afternoon we filled up the kiddy pool on the deck.
Rest stop by a waterfall on our hike this morning.
The boys playing together. Leif is officially crawling. All he cares about is pulling himself to standing, so he will crawl from the couch to the chair, to the coffee table, etc.
My mom, Aunt Kathy, Finn, and Violet (the black dog) on a hike.
Finn giving Brandy some love.
Cute Finn on a hike.
*Mickey is in Rapid City for Kyle's wedding, which is why he is not in any photos.
One benefit of having a huge baby is that he can share clothes with your toddler. Take tonight, for instance. Leif was wearing a blue and gray striped shirt today, but I took it off and noticed the tag said 24 months, so I tried it on Finn. Sure enough, it fit him too. Below are two photos documenting the event, taken minutes apart. The photo of Finn is not good, but it is so hard to get him to look at the camera. The bumbo serves as scale (at least for those of you who know how big one is)- check our long, lean toddler machine!
Back by popular demand is the "look at Leif and Finn at the same age doing the same thing" post. In the photos below, Leif is 8 months and Finn is 9 months, but you get the idea.
This serves as further evidence that they do not "look exactly alike."
Last weekend the boys and I went to Grand Rapids for my 10 year high school class reunion and Mickey was in the cities playing and singing in a wedding. Finn and Leif had a blast swimming and playing all weekend.
Here is Finn cruising Pokegama Lake on the pontoon:
Finn helping Grandpa make breakfast:
Leif lounging on the porch:
Finn and Grandma looking for turtles in the harbor:
Finn and Grandma kayaking in the harbor:
Grandpa and the boys on the pontoon:
These two photos were taken this evening as the boys were getting ready for bed:
So, some people tell us that the boys look a lot alike. We have to respectfully disagree. As proof, below are two photos - one of Leif and one of Finn - at the same age, doing the same thing. While there are similarities, we definitely don't think they look exactly alike.