Friday, September 28, 2012

A Lovely Fall Evening

Yesterday I promised Ben we'd go for a hike.  It was one of those "For the love of God child, stop whining and I will do whatever the hell you want" moments.  I promised him a hike up a mountain.

Fortunately, two year olds don't know the difference between mountains and hills.  So we walked up the slight incline in the woods behind our house.  Ben was thrilled.

Since it is now technically hunting season, and I happen to like my child alive, we made him wear a "magic" hat during our walk.  I'm fairly confident no one actually hunts on the road behind my house, and we were making enough noise to scare off every living creature in a five mile radius, but just to be safe, Ben got to wear his dad's orange hunting hat.

It's a tad large.
So we left for our "hike" with Dad and dog in tow.  Don got dressed up in all his hiking gear.
That's right.  Slippers and pajamas.  It was a pretty intense "hike."  After a few minutes of walking through the woods we discovered we were being followed by some local wildlife.

Yup, that's our cat Scout.  Now that she's an outdoor cat she decided she'd join us on our walk.  Which was pretty hilarious and cute because she followed Ben around.  Unfortunately, she felt the need to complain the whole time.  Seriously Scout, it was barely a hill, not sure why you needed to complain.
How does a cat complain you might be wondering?  Well, it sounds like this:
The whole damn time we walked!
Following the leader!
Someone was getting tired of his hat!

The leaves are starting to get pretty!
And because she wasn't getting in enough of the's Scout crashing the picture of Don and Max
We had a really nice walk, despite the serenade from the cat, and I think we'll try it again next week when maybe a few more leaves have changed colors.  I think we'll probably invest in a bit more orange too, you can't be too safe when it comes to hunting season.  And we'll probably leave the cat in the house.  She really was annoying.

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