Thursday, May 31, 2007

I want to go Rock Climbing!

Last weekend was our annual Memorial Day climbing trip to Joshua Tree, and Teresa had a great time! We were working up to it for a few days beforehand, although we may have played it up a bit much, since she didn't nap for 3 or 4 days straight. The trip down was a bit challenging, as Owen cried quite a bit and Teresa wanted to read lots of books. Teresa managed to do a little bit of actual climbing, although it was dfficult to find much that was approachable for her, so she ended up spending alot of time "exploring the desert" (i.e. digging in the sand) often with her new found friend Valerie. Overall she did very well camping, and managed the hot weather well. I think we're all looking forward to playing in the tent again... :)

The highlights:
"Can you put your climbing harness on?"
"Momma is climbing high! Good Job Momma!"
"Momma I caught a bug!" (A half-squished quarter-sized beetle, which she proceeded to show to us as it twitched in her hand)
Playing in the Vanagon with Deb
Showing Valerie how high she can jump.
Jumping on the air mattress in the tent while taking her 'nap'.

After coming home, I asked her who she remembered from the weekend an she responded "Valerie brought back my shovel" (which had been left at the climbing area).

And, last but not least, this morning she had conjured up a song, the words of which were something like "Rock Climbing, Rock Climbing, Rock Climbing, Rock Climbing...." (etc... you get the idea...)

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