I took a couple of days leave last week to spend the last few days of holidays with Little OL and boy was it FUN! Time flew. I am not sure I could ever be a “stay at home” mom, but days when I don’t have to go into work are pure joy. (who am I kidding I could totally be a stay at home mom)
While off I wanted to do some active stuff with Little OL – she is becoming a bit of a couch potato and I don’t like it. Unfortunately during the holidays the nanny has been putting her in front of the TV and that is pretty much where she stays – given the option though she would rather be doing something else, so I made sure we did “something else”.
I roped my mom in and we went out.
My mom is always up for a trip somewhere and on Thursday she suggested we go and climb Lady’s Slipper. It is a hill just outside PE that my mom climbs regularly but I have never done before. I was definitely keen! It was awesome, we did not go all the way up, as I did not want to have to worry about Little OL and her safety, so as soon as it started getting a bit rocky and steep we stopped. Saying that we still got more than ½ way up. I loved it and Little OL is still bragging to anyone that will listen that she climbed a mountain.
It was pretty cool having all 3 generations walking up the hill together and hopefully it was the first of many hikes that we will all do together. My mom and I used to hike quite a bit together before Little OL was born, and now that she is getting older hopefully I will be able to get back into it. I think I have mentioned before that for my mom’s 60th Birthday my mom, sister and I climbed Kilimanjaro…… Let’s see what Little OL and I will do to celebrate my 60th…. (thank fully still quite a few years away.
It felt really good to get my hiking boots on again!