Last Saturday we followed tradition (per the birthday boys request) and had a birthday hike with friends. We rented a park shelter with a fireplace which was much needed. This year was the first year with truly disgusting freezing weather, it was nice that people could huddle close to the fire and enjoy trail snacks free from freezing rain drops.
Every year I am so thankful for our friends that come out and make a great morning with the boys. Everyone seems to have a good time (or at least they are really good friends and put on a good show). It helps that we provide copious amounts of coffee and cocoa. Our sixth year running was a success!