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Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
why I am off the trail... for now on 09/06/2010 17:57:50 MDT Print View

Kaia and Mommy

She had her first camping trip the last week of August. She's only 10 pounds and 3 months old already!


On Daddy's Shoulder

Edited by Laurie_Ann on 09/06/2010 17:58:28 MDT.

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
why I am off the trail... for now on 09/06/2010 19:09:07 MDT Print View

Laurie, what a sweetie!!! What is her name?

A hiking buddy for Sarbar's Walker some day???

We love our backpacking babies!

Edited by hikinggranny on 09/06/2010 19:09:44 MDT.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Re: why I am off the trail... for now on 09/12/2010 10:22:10 MDT Print View

Thank you.

Her name is Kaia Noelle. Kaia means "womanly personification of Earth" and Noelle... well my son, Tobias, chose that because of the Christmas connotation and that he thinks of her as a gift. He's sweet and deep for a 9 year old. Our last name, being March (which essentially is a type of walking), means that her trail nickname could be Earth Walker... lol.

Anyway, she seems to adore the fresh air. I can't wait to get out on a wilderness trip with her as I am getting a little cabin fever.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: why I am off the trail... for now on 09/12/2010 17:41:22 MDT Print View

Cute!!!!! Congrats to you, Laurie Ann!! :)

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: why I am off the trail... for now on 09/12/2010 19:31:39 MDT Print View

Congratulations Laurie

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: why I am off the trail... for now on 09/12/2010 19:34:01 MDT Print View

Laurie,

What a cutie!!! Makes you smile a million times a day, doesn't she?

Todd

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
smiles on 09/14/2010 10:10:43 MDT Print View

thanks everyone...

yes she does make me smile an awful lot... even when I get tired and frustrated she'll look up at me and whammo... I forget all about the frustration.

My 9 year old has a way of making me smile too but with him it's more the things that come out of his mouth (like when he bruised his shin and yelled "my spleen, my spleen! I've bruised my spleen." which was followed by a quick anatomy lesson - lol)

Aaron Reichow
(areichow)

Locale: Northern Minnesota
Re: smiles on 09/23/2010 11:25:26 MDT Print View

What a cutie!

As a father of a two year old, I wish I had been on the trail more when he was that young- so much easier to grab your stuff and run out into the world than when they're this age. Can't walk more than a mile, and past the first half it takes a lot of cajoling- and he doth not abide the kid carrier. :D Hoping that next summer we'll be able to go on overnights and weekends with him- all three of us, or just me and him.

Have fun!

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
kids on 09/27/2010 16:03:04 MDT Print View

Thanks... I think so too... but I'm really biased.

That's why we are fortunate in that we live in one of the most wonderful places for canoeing. When she goes through the stage where she's a pain we will just do what we did with Tobias the summer he was 4... go on wilderness paddling trips. We also did that when our friend's little guy was a toddler and wouldn't/couldn't walk very far.

Edited by Laurie_Ann on 09/27/2010 16:03:35 MDT.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
more photos. on 09/30/2010 21:06:03 MDT Print View

okay... proud Mommy posting photos. I can't help myself...

This is Tobias making faces with her right before he leaves to go to school. He does this every morning.

Funny Faces

The kids were watching Iron Chef together.

Iron Chef America Fans

She adores Iron Chef, Bobby Flay.

Watching Bobby Flay

She was totally fascinated with Tobi's dictionary.

Future Wordsmith?

And... just being cute in her swing.

Just Being Cute

Edited by Laurie_Ann on 09/30/2010 21:09:27 MDT.