Sunday, July 18, 2010

Rock Wall Climbing

When a priest who is a friend came back from Rome for a visit the first thing he wanted to do is go rock wall climbing.  This priest is a great person and really enjoys kids.  So of course, all the kids came!  There were quite a few families so we filled the place.  Everyone had a great time!  For some reason, maybe the lighting, it's hard for me to get pictures at the "Rock Wall Climbing place" without them being blurry.  But here are some that aren't too bad.
(Fr. "D" explains to Builder how the harness and pulleys work.  Builder was of course more interested in the pulley systems than in the actual climbing, but he did his share of that too.

I was very proud of Social Butterfly who made it all the way to the top despite her fear of heights.  Then she went back and did it again, and even moved on to the more difficult wall.

Night Owl was of course only willing to try the advanced wall.  It's quite a challenge. 

Here, Jetter argues with  talks to friends about who will make it to the top first.  I can't believe I didn't get any pictures of Jetter climbing!  He was like Spider Man on that wall!  I don't know how many times he was up and down.  Here's a picture from a previous wall climbing trip to keep things fair.

Even Beany got in on the fun!

It was a great day and we're thankful that Father "D" will be here for a while.  The big kids will be doing rock wall climbing and pizza quite often while he is here.  I can't think of a better person for Night Owl to be friends with!


Gayle said...

What a precious time for you all. I'm jealous of the wonderful relationship your family has with Fr. D.[I've heard that being jealous is not a sin if it doesn't go as far as envy-which I don't.]

Happy Camper! said...

great pic's exspeshily the one with me in them.