This Saturday we went hiking. It's been over six months since we have been out adventuring because, as it turns out, I didn't much want to go hiking when I was pregnant. And there didn't seem to be anyone else who really wanted to go, so we just didn't.
But spring has come to Tajikistan and I'm not longer pregnant, so that means it's time to get back to the mountains!
Taking pity on my children and husband, we opted for an easy hike close to Dushanbe. We walked up the hill for an hour (with a break), ate a snack and then went back.
Shockingly, everyone enjoyed themselves. It may have had something to do with only hiking up for an hour. I don't know. Maybe.
William was non-plussed. Little does he realize that he will be spending lots and lots of time being hauled up and down mountains in Central Asia. Mwhahahahaha.
Eleanor was very generous about sharing 'her' baby carrier with William, making sure to let me know that Jesus is happy when she shared her baby carrier, and walked the entire time.
Edwin was a dinosaur for pictures.
The wildflowers and redbuds were blooming.
And William enjoyed his limited view.
One day Edwin will regret that picture (and many, many, many others).
One day when Eleanor is a world-class trekker she can point to her beginnings in the mountains of Tajikistan as the spark for her passion. The rest of her siblings will just be glad that I won't be forcing them to go hiking anymore.