Thursday, May 30, 2013
What a beautiful yet exhausting trip! This little gal of ours is amazing; a rogue at 4 months. She's wild and completely unpredictable. This gal has a temper that can not be consoled or tamed at times. Earlier on it was colic. Now it's just her nature, which I kinda love at times.
If I didn't have it in me to sleep out in nature at every moment possible, I would say I wouldn't take her camping again during her infancy. It was kinda a mess, to say the least. Abe was a sweetheart. He always seems to calm her with his smiles or songs. I love these kids. I love their dynamic and I absolutely love what both Flora and Abe have brought to our existence. I found myself almost at tears at times at how difficult taking trips like this was, but there was always a silver lining that made it all work. For the first time I found myself unable to play with Abe on the beach like I use to; or climb those sand dunes because I had a crying babe in my arms. I wasn't able to run wild with him; exploring and looking for new things all around. I sat back with Flora and watched Noah run wild with him. It was beautiful to see, but I so badly wanted to be right there with him, experiencing it all with him. However, In those times of feeding Flora or trying to calm her wild disposition I found those moments of joy. But good lord there were some tough moments. Clearly I only photographed the really happy parts! We had lots of tears, a lack of packed food, a raccoon that ate most of what little food we had the first night, a squished baby chipmunk under our tent, and lots of ticks. But to wake up to wild horses!!!? That makes anything melt away. And also these kid's smiles.