Saturday, April 22, 2017

Rope swing.

Last bit of August.

Cute little sleeping girl.

I ordered a rope swing and Brett helped me get it up.  Yay!

Then everyone had to see if they could climb it and touch the top.  Ethne did pretty well, but didn't make it.

Talmage didn't make it either.  Shoes may have helped.

Orrin did not make it.  :)

Jethro didn't make it either.  It angered him.  After a few weeks, he figured out the technique and did it.

I made it!!  See how my feet have to be carefully positioned so that they took my weight (in other words, I can't just free-climb up just using my arms, like Brett.  He's tough.).

Hazel made it!

So close, Ethne!  She'd get too tired by the time she was most of the way up.

Orrin climbed in Navy's crib with her one day.  So cute.  :)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Talmage's Tough-Mudder Party

Talmage had a pretty sweet birthday party on Aug. 25.  It was a Tough Mudder Run.

Unfortunately, some of the friends he invited had already started school, so we had many friends of all ages come.  In their mud-ready clothing.

It starts off by running down the hill,

into the mud pit,

army crawl under the barbed wire (i.e. yarn)

jump the hurdle,

climb up and over the wall,

balance across the beam,

run up the hay bale pyramid and jump off the other side

crawl through the muddy tunnel,

go over the teeter-totter ramp-thingee,

climb the rope (or give it your best shot)

And you're done!

Tough girls!

Oh, and there was the classic tires to run through.

I love how Orrin looks behind Ethne here!!

Nice jump!

Definitely tough!

Ooooh, lookin' tough!

And he ran right INTO the rope.  hahaha.

Mud fight!

I love it!

The girls started working on Ethne, and created a...

tree!  Cutest little tree ever!

Can you spot Will up in the tree?

Apparently all that mud very quickly became itchy and uncomfortable, so we hosed them off and they changed, and then we rounded them up to sing 'Happy Birthday' and eat some mud cake.

I love all these guys!

Hope your eighth birthday was great, Mr. T!!

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