Last Saturday, we celebrated my wife’s birthday weekend. My mom gave her the idea to go to Chimney Rock State Park and ironically my mother was unable to go because she neglected to tell us she was working that day. Her best friend Sommer (far left) came with us.
Chimney Rock State Park is a little past the border between North and South Carolina. It’s very close to home and it definitely has some pretty gorgeous views.
This was the first time going to Chimney Rock for Sommer, Princess L, and Baby Alexander. The biggest difficulty was getting Princess L not to act silly as it was definitely very possible for her to get hurt and unlikely but still possible that the unthinkable could happen.
But we all had a pretty good time hiking the mountain for just a little bit. I use the word hiking rather liberally as we got up the mountain with an elevator.
We did something I never had done before when I visited Chimney Rock back in 2010. I’m not sure if it’s new or not but they have a little animal exhibit.
Which is really lackluster. We saw one toad…
And a dirty smelly opossum. Not sure where the animals went but they’re either gone or hiding extremely well.
This is also the first time using a baby carrier on my chest with Baby Alexander. He spat up his milk on me several times but he enjoyed the carrier quite a bit. For what we were doing on the mountain, it made more sense than a stroller.
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Looks like a great day out. Those baby carriers are great things. As my daughter got a bit older..about 8 months, we got the backpack style carrier. Yes spitting up milk is always a problem at that age :-O And I totally love how Alexander is posing in that last photo with you! 😀
Looks like a fun family outing! Baby Alexander seems to be quite pleased with the carrier. You’ll just have to prepare with a burp cloth next time to avoid getting the spit up on your shirt.
A lovely way to spend time together. That baby carrier is great for those types of outings. Happy (belated) birthday to your wife!
You look so happy to be a dad, Adam! You definitely have to watch kids like a hawk, because they can do. some stupid and dangerous things without realizing it. Belated happy birthday to you wife. Looks like you all had fun!
What a wonderful photo of you and Alexander!