Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rock Climbing

In May, Garrett and Blaine went to our ward's Father-Son camp out. They went to Heise and had a great night. Our friend Tyler was up there with his boys too. Me and Jessica (Tyler's wife) spent an evening with our daughters and toddlers. We went to the river (running so high it was scary), picked up McDonald's for dinner (hey, they have a play area so the adults can talk) and then went and got ice cream at Reed's Dairy. Everyone had a good time.

The next morning, the husbands called Jessica and I and asked us to come up to Heise for a picnic. So, we packed up the kids and went. Tyler is an avid rock climber and had brought his rock climbing equipment. Garrett was so excited to climb the rock wall. After his first climb he told me I should try. Ya, no. Pregnant ladies should not be rock climbing. Plus, I'm pretty sure I weigh more than Tyler does and he's the one doing the belaying. Ya, I'll pass. No need to fling him into the air while I'm dangling above or falling rapidly below! Haha!

Garrett is on his way up the rock wall. He was loving every minute of this.

He's getting higher. He did really well considering this was his second climb ever!

A better perspective of how high the rock wall is and how high up Garrett is.

Coming down. He didn't weigh enough to be able to repel very well so Tyler had to do most of the work of getting him down (I think).

It was a fun day and everyone was exhausted afterwards. Sun, wind and rain will wipe out your energy. Thanks to Tyler for bringing the rock climbing stuff and helping Garrett. The next day Garrett asked me when we could get some rock climbing stuff. I suggested maybe we could just go with Tyler again. That seemed to satisfy him...for now!


Purcellville said...

Way to go Garrett! I LOVE rock climbing too!!! He did AWESOME for his second climb. I am very impressed!

Beckie said...

That's awesome he got really high- i'm surprised- wow! New found love? Adventurous side?

Jenn said...

What a fun thing for them to do!!! Way to go Garrett!!!