Mother’s Day

It was a delight to spend mothers day here, with my own mother, for the first time since I myself have become a mother.  Only somehow I managed to not get any photos of her and I together.  Typical.

My one wish was to go up to Glacier Park and be outside the entire day.  I got that plus breakfast in bed (an amazing feat on Maarten’s part, if you know what it’s like to be in the kitchen with a 7, 5 and 3 year old all at once)!  We headed up to the park with our bikes and spent the morning just the five of us riding up the Going to the Sun Road (watch the video-we rode through the second tunnel they show) from Avalanche Creek up to the Loop, which is about half way up to the pass.  It’s still closed for cars, and so it is a delightful chance to get out and enjoy the spectacular scenery.  Bike rides like this still involve (and will for how many more years?) a good bit of whining (not just from the kids, mind you) and a lot of extra work for Maarten and I, but we are starting to find the balance in how we approach these types of adventures.  Mostly, we want the kids to think it’s fun, so we pull N, and we push S when he gets tired, and we try not to ask too much of them while still fulfilling our grown-up urges to go further and make it to the ‘top’.

We rode back down and met up with my parents and my brother and his wife at Lake McDonald for the afternoon.  It was windy enough that Maarten got out to windsurf for a bit, and only had to swim to shore 3 times between gusts :).  The kids braved the snow-melt and jumped in, but mostly played on the shore.  We didn’t leave until 5pm or so, and arrived home perfectly worn out and sun-kissed.  Gosh, it hardly feels right to get to have yet another party tomorrow…

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2 Responses to Mother’s Day

  1. mary says:

    Beautiful pictures Ida!! WOW! Happy mother’s day…and I am thinking of you tomorrow on the 14th 🙂 Love you! Happy Birthday!!

  2. verena says:

    Wow! Magic. Montana is a magic world and you together live the magic and create your magic in the magic. But also hard work…..You have the best stories after hard experiences. An unforgetable mothersday for everybody. Great that you give us the opportunity to be part of it.

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