Saturday, April 26, 2014

Getting Outside as a Family - A New Easter Tradition

Since we don't have any family here where we live, we don't usually have a lot of things to do during special holidays. We didn't have any plans for Easter Sunday this year so we decided to go hiking as a family. The weather was beautiful and we wanted to try out our new Ergo carrier so we hit the trails at Crawford - a local hiking and mountain biking area in Kelowna.
 Miko is already approaching 20 lbs, so we had to go out and buy a new carrier and car seat last week. The Ergo has been great so far, it provides a lot of support and hiking with Miko on the front was easier than I expected. We also used the sleeping cover to protect Miko's head from the sun, it came in very handy.  The carrier itself was a little tricky to put on but I think I am getting the hang of it now. I can't wait to try him on my back and see how that feels.
Being outside in nature was a much needed, relaxing excursion for all three of us. It was nice to see  other people had the same idea, it was quite a popular spot!.  There were hikers, bikers, dog walkers and lots of people riding their horses. Of course the exercise was a nice way to counter-act the chocolate and sweet consumption.  This will definitely become an annual tradition for us.