Monday, April 30, 2012

More science experiements

Leo's teacher just amazes me. This is their science experiment on plants:

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Birthday party at the rock climbing gym

Kids these days have the most amazing birthdays. Charlotte's birthday party was at the rock climbing gym. Kids got to boulder (climb sideways along a wall, short distance from ground), climb up some 20-25 feet onto giant rock formations, climb with a rope and harness, and try the slack line (tightrope). It was amazingly fun and all the kids had a great time. The birthday cake was pretty amazing too, a cake with a fondant covered rice krispie treat that was angled up as a giant flatiron (the flat rocks here in Boulder) with a climber dressed just like Charlotte on it. I don't know what the kids are going to say when Leo turns 7 and we have a party in our dandelion infested backyard with a few lawn chairs and a rope swing!

Leo is pretty safe and cautious, so he was heading up and down a lot of these rocks pretty slow (me, too, since we were roped in), and the middle clip of him climbing the giant rock formation without a rope was pretty scary for me, but he did great. I'm hoping to get him out rock climbing this summer. His good friends climb so we'll have company.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Last day of black Trek lessons

Today was Leo's last day of ski lessons. He had an awesome second session, as there were only two kids in the black class. Conditions were slushy and it felt like summer and we were pretty baked. My thighs were pretty dead from leaning back on my skis so I could do the 'water skiing' that you have to do to get through the slush.

They skied every run that was open. Leo was falling asleep in the chair lift so they ended early. But he had a bug up his butt about skiing 20 runs today so he made me stay and do another 4 runs with him. This included two runs on Challenge which was a really nice mogul run today, soft and doable. Usually, it's hard and icy and not fun.

Anyway, here's the video clips.

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Teacher was really proud, said these were the two best kids of their age that he's taught. I was really proud, because I have a new ski buddy! He loves trees and bumps - what more could I ask for?

Leo the gladiator

We're all into gladiators these days. Leo's fighting and I'm renting Russell Crowe movies.