The Pits: The boys forgot to bring a football on our hiking trip, so they complained about having to hike the full time instead of getting to go back to the park entrance and throw the football until Traci and Kim finished.
The Peaks: Kim and Hope came up for a visit, and it was warm enough for a brisk hike at Smith Park. Our last hike was nearly two months ago, and once again, the dogs behaved better than Turner and Weston did, but the boys at least thought it was cool to encounter the frozen pond and streams.
Later in the afternoon, Weston was excited to bust open the geodes Kim gifted him. Instead of having him bust them open in the garage, I let him do it outside. That minimized my clean-up efforts and ended up being much quieter overall.