Snacking material for kids (and possibly adults)...check.
Band-aids for possible boo-boos...check.
Lots and lots of water...check.
Two kids eager to go on a hike...check.
All the above stuffed into backpack carriers...check.
Two parents in need of some exercise and family time...check.
Beautiful, sunny day...check.
We're ready to go! Ian and I wave at the bottom of the trail at South Mountain Park.
Paul and Laurel enjoy the city view from the top of the trail.
WARNING: the following images contain violent material. Viewer discretion is advised!!!
Fighting For French Fries
"I'll get that French Fry," contemplates Ian.
"A quick Miss Piggy kick in her chops should do the trick," he thinks out his move.
A master of martial arts, baby Laurel instantly reacts with a quick backhand strike.
Ian quickly grabs Laurel's hand and snatches the coveted French Fry.
Laurel screams bloody murder over her loss, "Waaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaa-aaaa!!!!!"
Laurel's sad cries soften Ian's heart. He shares the fry with his sister.
Sweet siblings savor shared success.