Saturday, April 26, 2008

Northwest Trek

Our first
"Timothy Day"

Kevin and I are planning on having several days during our pregnancy that we focus on Timothy. We would like to spend the day having fun as a family and including Timothy in that fun. Our goal is to allow the kids to think and talk about their brother as much as they want to. We also want to give them the opportunity to enjoy him while he is with us and not have to worry about what our future holds.

For our first Timothy day we decided to go to Northwest Trek. First, we had to pack up. Taking 3 children on an outing for the day doesn't come without a ton of STUFF! We had lunches, snacks, drinks, coats, blankets, diapers, wipes, sippycups, change of clothes, and who knows what else. Thank goodness for strollers! We had quite the drive because it takes about 1 1/2 hours to get there. I can't even tell you how many times we heard "Are we there yet?". I can't even imagine what it would be like to drive to Disney land!

Finally we arrived. The weather was wonderful..not too hot or too cold. The tram ride lasted about one hour and we saw a lot of different animals including Big Horn Sheep, Bison, Blacktailed Deer, Elk, Mountain Goats, Moose, Caribou, Swans, and Geese. There were 2 new baby Bison. One was 5 days old and the other one was born yesterday. We were able to see them both! I think the thing they liked the most was that there were NO seat belts. That made it a bit crazy for us though. Austin's highlight of the day was seeing a Bison urinating (up close I might add). He thought that was sooo cool.

Next we went on the nature hike. The kids ran up an down the tails posing for pictures and having a wonderful time. Even Kadin walked almost the entire time. While we were on the hike we were able to spend time with Brown Bears, Wolves, and Coyotes. We also got to see a Bobcat, Cougar, and Lynx.

By the time we got back to the car all of our kids were exhausted. Kadin was asleep in minutes. Surprisingly Austin and Emma stayed awake the entire drive home. But there was no arguing, fighting or yelling. They just sat there. No movement at all. It was a very quiet car ride home. We had a wonderful Timothy day.

1 comment:

The Finnestad Family said...

Love the pictures Jen! That one of Kadin looking up at you smiling is priceless. You have such a wonderful relationship with each of your children. What a blessing to capture that moment in a picture!