First Day Hike

On New Year’s Day Matthew and I pried our children away from their screens and new toys and brought them to Algonkian Regional Park for a hike along the Potomac River.

potomac

sycamore-roots

sycamore-branches

Despite some initial fussing, eventually we all had fun.

betsy-and-matthew

first-day-hike

It was a beautifully warm day, which meant there was lots of nice mud to play in. Henry found “a stick to fight bad guys,” and Abigail found a shell on the riverbank.

henry-with-a-stick

abigail-with-shell

We were all a little jealous of the people kayaking,

kayaker

but somehow we managed.

betsy-lounging

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About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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