Friday, January 9, 2009

Hiking with Matt

Matt is very unhappy these days - his friendly smile has been replaced by moaning and whining. Matt has an ear infection, high temperature and gastro. Poor little guy. He started feeling unwell on Wednesday and if he is still not getting better tomorrow we will have to start him on antibiotics. Today has been really tough for me because Matt has been so clingy and grumpy. So I decided to post pictures that my friend Keren took on our hike last weekend - these pics remind me of a happier Matt, and the lovely freedom of being outdoors rather than couped inside the house.

We went for a short hike (about 3 hours) to a cave on Table Mountain called Elephants Eye. We took Matt along in a backpack. Here are some of the views on the way up..


Matt did really well in the backpack for the first hour, then he decided that was boring. Mom and dad took turns to carry him. Unfortunately it was the last bit before we reached the cave which was all uphill. The things parents will do for their kiddies.


We had a good rest when we reached the cave.

Matt really hates sand, and the cave floor was mainly sand. So dad let him sit on his shoulders which Matt thought was pretty cool.

On the way back Matt had a good nap in the backpack - which is quite astonishing considering what a bumpy ride it is. Once he woke up he decided that the backpack was way too uncomfortable when compared to the snuggly arms of mum...


Or the exciting shoulders of dad.

6 comments:

Cindy said...

Beautiful photos! What a great hike! The happy days will come again...nothing like an ear infection to make everything miserable.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

I cant believe how big he looks in your arms. Hope you feel better soon Matt.

Myssie said...

Amazing photos! I hope that Matt gets to feeling better soon. Will is also taking antibiotics for an ear infection right now. They are not fun!

Kristi said...

Matt is so cute I can barely stand it.. ha ha.. Love the pictures

The Peacock's said...

Wow, beautiful!

Michelle said...

That looks like so much fun!