The kids loved having "Rufus there - they have been begging for their own dog ever since.
Escalante is my favorite place to "Easter". It was a tradition while we were growing up to decorate easter eggs at Grandma and Grandpa's and then pack our picnic and head to Calf Creek Falls, where we would hike and the easter bunny would come. I didn't hike this year - I didn't think that I could convince my doctor that a 5 mile hike was mandatory activity, since I am on a modified bed rest and anything optional is strongly discouraged, so Michael and Elsa took on the task of herding all 3 of the kids up the trail. Here are the happy hikers - just starting the trip! Dad, Mom and Courtnie also helped with the kids! THANKS!
Here is Michael and Abby at the beginning of the hike
Here they are later - Abby had a great nap - Michael probably had a sore back.
The easter bunny left a few bigger toys as well - Miles found a football (orange, his new favorite color, of course), Ethan found a bakagon (spelling?) cards and Abby found new sidewalk chalk.