People it's the first week of Summer Break for the Princess and she's having a BLAST!
Tuesday morning she was a little nervous about her new adventure. Wednesday morning, she was butt tired as we rolled her out of bed. But she was all smiles by the time the Hubs dropped her off. I'm sure she was glad that she did get up off her bottom and head out.
Because she had a FULL day.
She went rock climbing. On Tuesday, only a few kids went up. She and I discussed it at bathtime on Tuesday night. How rock climbing is about balance and thought. How you have to think about the next place to put your hands and your feet. It's like being a spider on the wall. And how a long time ago, I saw this 18 year old climb this rockface. That this young girl was one of the best rock climbers in the entire world. And she was only 18. On Wednesday, she was able to get into the harness and go up the "rock" face. I found out that she got to ring the cowbell at the top the first time she went up. She did it! But the second time up, she had to ask them to let her down early as she was too tired to make it all the way. She said she really enjoyed getting down. The fact that she got to lean back and walk down the wall. She and I talked about the harness. About how loud the cowbell was.
She also got to pet a couple horses. Horses are her FAVORITE animal right now. She's got about 6 stuffed horses. About 20 small plastic horses. She's got a horse stable. She has a drawing book of horses. She wrote a report on horses and presented it to her first grade class -- along with drawings. So the fact that she was able to get up close and personal with a horse? She was in 7th heaven. What's even better? Is that she got to RIDE a horse today. That's right people. She got to sit in a saddle and ride the horse. Yes. She was wearing a helmet. And I'm sure they were going in a circle or along a short path. But a horse!
She ended her day with about 45 minutes of swimming. She's not a swimmer, so she was in the non-swimming group in the wading pool. But she still had a good time. That's where she's comfortable especially if she isn't allowed to wear a vest.I'm just even more happy that I got her into that program. Different environment. A different "theme" each week. This week it's a Cowboy theme. Next week it's an Earth theme. There's a Hawaiian Week. There's a Service Week. I think it's good to keep the kids wondering at what activity they're going to do. YEAH!