I hope everyone had a fantastic 4th. We are usually hopping from one activity to the other on the fourth of July, but this year we relaxed for most of the day. The kids slept until 8:30 (I love that!) and then we went to see WALL-E. I was in the hall with Dalin most of the time but I was not impressed with what I saw. It was pretty boring, and hard to understand the robot-speak that made up most of the movie. We headed to my parents house for popsicles and fireworks. Amazingly enough, unlike in years past, none of our kids were too scared of the noise and they all stayed outside and watched everything. We then went to a local hotel/casino down the road from our house and watched some more amazing fireworks. It was a good day for me because we didn't have to deal with any crowds, and we were only outside after the sun went down so it was only like 105* instead of 110*;)
On Saturday Chris took the kids to the rec center to climb the rock wall. Dalin was taking a much needed nap so I stayed home with him. The girls have been on track break for the last two weeks and I have been watching my nephew every day so it was so great for me to just be by myself for a while. The girls have been up the wall several times and had a lot of fun, but this was the first chance Aiden had to go. He went up about 2/3 of the way up the wall the first time, and he was a little nervous to come back down , but Chris convinced him that he was at the bottom and it would be okay. The second time he went up about 3/4 of the way up and there was no talking him into coming back down. The kid who was working had to climb up and bring him down. He didn't go up more than a quarter of the way the rest of the time, but I was impressed because I wasn't sure he would go up more than once.