Ok, wrapping up Yosemite....
On the next to last day, we took an (uphill) hike to Vernal Falls. Have you ever taken small children on an uphill hike? Not going to lie, there was (a lot) of complaining. They all did great and they all made it to the top in one piece. It was a great first official hike hike for the family.
(note: Hayden still hangin' loose)
After our treat, we spent some time exploring Happy Isles. Lots of little streams and beautiful scenery all around us.
There are these gorgeous dogwood blooms all over the valley. I couldn't get enough of them.
Keepin' it real. Me after 3 days without a shower. Eek!
sis in law even did a craft with the kids (I know, she's amazing).
Inspired by pinterest, they made these soda bottle firefly's. Once it got dark we filled them with glow sticks and the kids had fun flying them around. Hayden used hers as a night light :)
Ultimately, Hayden made her way to my lap and crashed.
(love her crossed hands and ankles)
The perfect end to a perfect trip!
So, there you have it. Our super fun annual Yosemite trip. I hope I didn't lose you out of boredom along the way :)
I highly recommend that you get to Yosemite some day. It really is an amazing place!!
Stay tuned. Kitchen mania is ALMOST over. YAY!!!!!