Thursday, August 26, 2010

Trois-Rivieres and Montana

Seth, Adelyn, and I went to Quebec (Adelyn's first stamp on her passport!) for his race at Trois-Rivieres. We went with his parents, sister, her two kids (Emily 4 and Thomas 2), and his aunt Martha ("Mart Mart"). It was quite interesting being in a French speaking region. Seth finished 4th! He's still in the lead for the championship (by 19 points!). There's just one more race- Salt Lake City (Sept. 11). Here are some pictures from the race (there are pictures of the kids at the bottom):

After the race, we went to Montana. Kern and Denise (friends in Cumming) and a baby-sitter (Big Emily) joined us. We hiked, ate (Kern is a phenomenal chef), and relaxed. Kern, Denise, Seth, and I went on a 16.54 mile hike! We hiked Swiftcurrent Pass to Granite Park Chalet and then to Logan Pass. We started at 4,800 feet and reached 7,200 feet. It was the best hike I've ever done. We also did some shorter hikes with Adelyn. She loved going to the river and playing in the water. It was very cold, but that didn't seem to phase her! The kids loved throwing rocks into the Flathead. There is not enough time to do everything you want to do in Montana! I loved watching Adelyn experience these new sights!

Side note: Adelyn went in for her 15 month check up. She weighs 25.35 pounds (80th percentile), is 32 inches long (86th percentile), and her head circumference is 18.75 inches (89th percentile).

Seth and Adelyn down by the river
This moose was right near the playset beside the house! I was pushing Adelyn on the swing, and Seth spotted it licking the salt block. Adelyn saw it and started waving! She was also making her clucking noises (that she does for a horse galloping). Meanwhile, I was wondering if we should run for our lives or stay calm! The moose looked right at us and went right back to licking! Thank goodness!

Stanton Lake (we hiked here with Brenda, Kern, Denise, and Big Emily). We had a picnic lunch looking at this beautiful scenery.
Adelyn can drink out of a camelback!
Many shots from our Swiftcurrent Pass hike

Halfway through: Granite Park Chalet
We took the kids to the Izaac Walton to see the train pass beneath the bridge. Adelyn was fascinated with looking down at the ground through the holes!

Grandma with her grandkids
Grandpa reading to Adelyn
Adelyn, Emily, and Thomas

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