We went on our first hike today as a family at Great Falls Park along the Potomac. It was a beautiful fall day and a great chance to test our ability to schedule activities between feedings. Jen is pictured next to the dam that diverts DC's drinking water from the Potomac. We packed a lunch and found some shade under a log next to the river. Jon was nice enough to attract all the mosquitoes so that neither of his girls got any bites.
Dad got to try putting Kate in her stylish "baby Bjorn," making her the envy of all the other label-conscious newborns. She was even nice enough not to spit up on Daddy's shirt, despite maintaining a virtual face-plant on it throughout the afternoon.
After lunch for Mom and Dad, it was time for Kate's lunch, so everyone headed back to the car for a little privacy and air conditioning. A few minutes later, Kate was ready for round two of her day of hiking.
Here's the view back up the Potomac into the falls and rapids. There were a number of kayakers braving the waters and Dad wished they could all head to a campsite for the night. Jen was less enthusiastic as she contemplated the intricacies of tent-based breast feeding. Maybe we'll wait another couple of months.