Summer is definitely going full swing around here now, even if the weather refuses to acknowledge that it is June and it continues to be grey and cool. Lots of outdoor gatherings and activities and I'm loving it. We have started hiking every Thursday with friends. On our hike last Thursday we went 3 miles, yes, 3 miles! Quite impressive, really. Anna hiked the whole thing. Did she have a choice, really? At least she didn't complain but seemed to be enjoying herself. We did bring up the rear of the group the whole time and by the end there was one other mom and myself and 8 kids and a dog between us hiking down the trail. We made it out with no catastrophes and enjoyed an amazing panorama of mountains in the background and tons of wildflowers up close around us. It's good to get out hiking again. Sorry, no pictures, I think I had my hands full. Maybe next time.
On the Ruthie front, she got her first tooth in the last week, is about to get another, and is starting to crawl. I'll show you a video of that soon. She's quite a determined, active little girl.