I knew I'd giving up a lot to have more children - as in freedom and backpacking, I'd say it has been worth it :-)
The summer/fall/winter/spring after Walker was born we hiked quite a bit (he was born in March of 2010). Then when I got pregnant with Alistaire last late spring I hiked like once due to severe anemia. Now he is nearly 6 months old, Walker is 2+ years old and I am having a great time!
With Daddy crossing Unicorn Creek at Rainier 2 weekends ago:
Alistaire in his pack:
Hiking with Daddy:
We are training Walker to hike this year. So far we can get about 2 miles of him hiking - and he leads. Daddy wears the kid carrier for the trip back. It is a neat experience to hike with little ones - we go slower but I see so much more. And I love the backpack Walker is wearing - he is carrying water, snacks, hat, gloves and jacket. It was a good buy.
And I can even get the Teen out (as in Ford, who was my hiking partner for so many years):
Loving that summer is here (finally) and the snow is nearly gone!