Friday, July 20, 2012

Jethro turned 10!

So, Jethro just turned 10 which is altogether just too weird to be true.  But anyway, he had a pretty fabulous birthday, as Brett took him camping, along with his friend from work, Juan.

One of Brett’s New Year’s resolutions was to climb a 4,000 meter peak.  Well, he still hasn’t… but they tried!  Brett got to have fun spending all my money (ha ha, that was a joke) on cool tents and sleeping bags and nifty warm long underwear, and a backpack for Jethro (which he bought at a second-hand store, and when he came home and looked through it there was a Swiss Army knife in it!!  Brett was so excited it was like the best day of his life). 

I would tell you the name of the place they went to, but unfortunately I don’t know it, nor can Jethro remember.  Anyway, Brett came home from work early on Friday and they went to a place and rented pick axes and crampons and drove to the mountain.

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Can you spot the wildlife?


Now can you?  They’re called gemse in German, chamois in English.  Basically a goat-antelope thingee.


I like this picture of Brett and Jethro.  They’re so cute.

IMG_0338  IMG_0351 IMG_0353 IMG_0354 IMG_0359 IMG_0361 IMG_0362 IMG_0365  So the rest of the story is, they hike about 4 hours, cleared a place in the snow and set up the tent and ate dinner.  Juan didn’t have a tent, just a biwacksack, so in the middle of the night (or early morning, rather) he was freezing to death and Brett finally made him crawl in the nice warm tent with him and Jethro.  Ha ha. 

In the morning it was pouring rain, and they had to come home.  The end.  For now, I think they’re going to try again sometime.

Jethro got to open some presents when he got home.

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And the next day he had a cake.

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Also, last night me and Brett and Jethro went out to dinner for his 10th birthday date, and afterwards we had the facts of life talk with him.  Brett chickened out and wouldn’t come talk, okay actually he was driving the babysitter home and it was already late so we just started without him and ended up finishing about 3 seconds before he came in.  ;)

A few things about Jethro at 10:

What makes you happy?
When I hike with my dad

What is your favorite thing to eat?
Tuscan soup and icecream and brownies

What is your least favorite thing to eat?
Mushrooms and peppers

What is your favorite thing/s to do?
Reading, hiking, reading, playing in the woods with friends

What are you really good at?

What is your favorite movie?
Thunderbirds, Penguins of Madagascar

What is your favorite t.v. Show?
Avatar Last Airbender

What is your favorite color?
Yellow and green

What is your favorite song?
Doorways, by Radical Face, also lots of Coldplay songs (“when I was little, I thought Coldplay was a ‘type’ of music”)

Who is your best friend?
Elias and Lamin

What do you and your mom do together?
We hug, we smooch,

What do you and your dad do together?
We hike together, we play fight

What is your favorite sport?

Where is your favorite place to go?

What is your favorite book?
Ranger's Apprentice series, Harry Potter series, Percy Jackson series, World War 1: war to end all wars, King of the Wind, Tom Sawyer, The Dark Game (spy stories)

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Airplane designer

1 comment:

Alissa said...

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