Se we are still learning some leasons about how to deal with having a big family... There is a balance we are trying to figure out. A balance of having family down time and having our kids involved in various activities. When we signed all 5 kids up for soccer, we knew it was going to be a busy season, but I don't think we realized just how over our heads we were getting. Our every weekend has been completely consumed with soccer. Saturdays and Sundays,,,sometimes 8 hour days spanning 100 miles of travel to get each kid to their respective games. Plus practices, 3 nights a week at the fields for 3 hours. The hardest thing has been not having time to do all of the family things we love. So yesterday we got an early email that the soccer fields were closed due to rain...but the forecast for the rest of the day was nice and clear. It took us about 2 seconds to come up with our plan of action.
Hiking!! it is over a four mile trek to the top. Finn didn't get her "I'm an indoor type of girl" pass either.
Once at the top the kids had a picnic lunch and we enjoyed the view :)