We made it! We hiked 6 miles down the South Keibab trail and 9 miles back up the Bright Angel Trail, traversing a staggering 4,500 feet in elevation each way, and taking in the views with the appropriate combination of wonder, disbelief, and faith in our ability to climb back out.
While the girls nap, I'm sorting out stories to share and shuffling through the pictures. I'll post some soon. In the mean time I'm getting reacquainted with these quickly-changing kids.
Suddenly Elliot is a true rival with Maya, fighting for her turn at the dinner table to rattle off her day's events. Maya is as surprised as we are when she gets cut off by a kid sister who, when we left, spent most of her meal decorating herself with food and sputtering a few confusing knock, knock jokes from time to time.
It is so good to get away. And so nice to come home.
Gems worth Re-Reading
About Growing Baby Doing Good Together Elliot Rose Family Rituals Fie Flora and Fauna For the Love of Learning Greenish In My Opinion Just for Laughs Just for Me Making Tinkles Maya Mindfulness Mmm... So Tastey NaNoWriMo News of the Day Noveling Photo Friday Sewing Sisterly Love Sweet Dreams The Chicken Ladies the end Tonsils We like to Move It Move It Wonderment