Thursday, 28 July 2011

Climbing up the Walls

The Morris family are still alive, though some days barely. The bugs have been rampant in our house the last few weeks, when the spewing stopped the sneezing started. I had to wonder why we even moved back to this cold, damp area of NZ. I remember struggling through winters as a kid, with asthma and croop and one heck of a fog horn cough, and now I'm subjecting my kiddos to the same thing.






There has been some fun sprinkled around though. The kids have found a new favourite past-time, climbing at Climbzone the kids area at Extreme Edge Rock Climbing. The first time Sienna struggled to make it up halfway, but on our return visit she rocked it, getting to the top of many of the walls! Madi had a few attempts, but her fear of heights held her back and she declared climbing was 'not her thing'. Unfortunately it isn't the most economical of activities ($13 for Kyla and Denver, $6.50 for Sienna), so whilst the girls want to go back every weekend, its more of an occasionally type activity.

1 comment:

Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

Hope spring comes soon and the nasty germs take a hike.

Loving that climbing wall (remember you pics from before) and would really like a go one day! x

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