Monday, October 26, 2015

Adventures with Kai

I decided I needed to train Kai to enjoy the great outdoors more. What parent doesn't think that about their kid? The girls are doing some sports, but not my youngest. Every Monday Wednesday and Friday from 3:30-5:30 I set aside for Kai-ventures. 
Our fist outing was to what Tia said was a very pretty hike up Payson canyon --the Grotto. We took a couple of wrong turns on our way and ended up driving over 40 minutes to get there. 
But once we finally got out of the car, the colors were wonderful! The Nebo loop is really spectacular in fall.
We started hiking, and were both charmed by how the trail crosses over the stream it follows a number of times.
I had told Kai to bring an audio book if he was worried about getting bored on these mom and son things. He decided to bring a regular book. Yeah --we're a whole family of nerds! 
The trail, as I said, was pretty,
But was OVER in ten minutes. 
Kai thought it was a big joke on me --which it kind of was. 

On Wednesday we went biking on the west side of Utah lake for a while, which was a great time, although our bikes kept falling over in the truck on the way home.
 Friday, my sister-in-law asked if I wanted to go Kayaking. I thought this would be a good outing! I brought the kids along too. She and I went out first 

 while the kids played with the ducks on shore,
 Then they each took some turns.

 The kayaks were graciously loaned to us by my sis-in-law's niece who had a hurt shoulder and couldn't use them at the moment herself. One was a sport kayak, which turned out to be a pretty different experience for the kids to use! Very balance oriented. 
 Hopefully we can keep this habit up. I feel like I'm getting some pretty good quality time in here.


belann said...

Wonderful idea. You will never regret it.

Meeshab said...

Wow! Sounds like a fabulous plan! So jealous

Meeshab said...

Wow! Sounds like a fabulous plan! So jealous

CowanTravels said...

Such a great idea!