an october hike

Friday, October 14

We went to Montana last week (post coming as soon as I can get my kids to fall asleep at a reasonable hour) and it was BEAUTIFUL but rainy and cold the entire time. So driving back into town this last weekend, and seeing the sun shining and the last of the truly perfect October temperatures sticking around, my sister and I decided to take advantage and head outside for a hike with the kids.
Not pictured, but important to mention, is that the number one advantage of hiking with young children is that even though you're walking at a relatively slow pace, and may feel a little like you're herding cats, your kids will eventually get warm and start shedding their layers, which falls upon you to carry. And then they may get tired, and ask to be carried, which also falls upon you. And then eventually you will get warm and start shedding your layers, which again, falls upon you to carry. And  soon, you find yourself walking up a large hill, draped like a pack horse, and you're pretty sure you're in the middle of an Ironman. It's a wonderful workout!
Before all that happens though, it's important to do some light stretching.
Also important for everyone to carry rocks and/or sticks and/or mini Totoro's for improved balance and circulation.

After we got home, and naps were had, I whipped up one of the kid's favorite smoothies.

2 bananas
1 cup of Fairlife milk
A handful of ice
1/4 cup of peanut butter (or a large scoop)
2 tbsp of cocoa powder
1/2 cup of vanilla greek yogurt (I like the kind with the extra protein)

I truly love using Fairlife, knowing that it's lactose free, and has 50% more protein (13g!), and 50% less sugar than regular milk, and also just because it's stinking delicious. Because IT IS.
Here's Isla with her post nap cheeks looking longingly into the face of her smoothie.
And Everett and his still beloved Wink, enjoying theirs.
 OCTOBER YOU ARE THE BOMB DIGGITY. But you already know this.

This post has been in partnership with Fairlife, a company that we use and love in our home daily.


maddy said...

Beauiful photos! Looks like the perfect fall weather to go for a hike :)

Bianca said...

It may be 80+ degrees here in Florida, but I will sip this hot tea and live vicariously through all of these fall posts!

Marisa Bartelt said...

Could you all be any cuter? I'm having some serious October-envy.

Brittany Olander said...

I love your flannel! So cozy.

I've got weekend reading + some steals over on my blog today-

Mara and Jae said...

in the middle of an ironman haha. so funny and so true.

Anonymous said...

I love Isla's outfit. Where did you get the sweater?? So pretty...I love reading your blog. The writing, pictures, and jokes are all equally good!! :) :)

Anonymous said...

Having watched some of your snaps- has anyone ever told you that you are the voice twin of Anna Kendrick!? Seriously.

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