The girls had been here to use the wall just two weeks prior and had both made it to the top of the wall. So...there was no way the boys were going to be shown up - they were sure they could make it to the top!
Now, Duck and her friend HH are 9 years old. HH's brothers are 15 and 13. Both boys are taller than me (which puts them well over 6') and they didn't realize that the bigger you are, the harder the climb can be...
The 13 yo made it 3/4 up the wall, but the 15yo made it to the top. Here he is touching the wall number at the top for good measure:
HH was not to be outdone. Being shorter, she actually has to climb higher to reach the wall number:
Then it was Duck's turn, she didn't make it all the way this time, though. Each kid took approximately 1/2 hour to climb up and they were hot, sweaty and tired by the time they finished.We all returned to the house for a winter campfire and a games night (has anyone else discovered The Settlers of Catan?).
A fun day for young and old!
(BTW, the reason they have the wall to themselves - it's the tradition time for sitting in a classroom. Ya' gotta love homeschooling!)
For more Show and Tell, go see Mary!