Thursday, August 28, 2014

Soaring to New Heights!

     The boys were beside themselves with excitement yesterday morning.  We headed out to try an indoor aerial obstacle course.  We've had a Groupon for Soar Indoors that we bought at the end of the spring and we were waiting for the summer crowds to pass.  We listened to Evan's MP3 player in the car and all the boys sang along.  Evan surprised us all with his knowledge of the lyrics to We Are Young.  He knew more than all of us combined!  Wish I could harness that ability to memorize things to help him boost his reading speeds! 
    We were at Soar Indoors for almost 3 hours.  The boys LOVED it.  I participated with them too and it was a lot of fun.  We were all started on the lower course that's only 2 1/5 feet off the ground.  We are responsible for moving our own harness clips around and the time on the lower course is to make sure that we all have the hang of it before heading to the upper course that is 12 feet off the ground.  Evan, Ian and myself found the lower course plenty challenging enough and just stuck to that.  I don't think Evan stopped once.  He became a master at clipping himself in and moving himself through that course!  Alec went immediately to the top as soon as he completed the lower course and picked some of the most challenging portions of the course to try out.  He did amazing!  We're all very anxious to go back and try it again.  Learning new things and broadening our horizons was a perfect way to spend our day and it certainly didn't hurt knowing our local town started back to school today and we were out having a great day!
Evan went first and jumped right on. 



like being a tight rope walker!

we just about had the room to ourselves today!

Ian had lots of fun balancing across the bridge

Alec starts on the upper course

watching him 12feet off the ground made me so
nervous!

Evan's favorite part was the zip-line! 

Alec's perseverance amazed me!



he certainly did not inherit my fear of heights!

Look at that smile! 



    We arrived home in time for all the boys to take a quick jet ski ride with their grandmother before she headed out for work.  They then spent the rest of the afternoon swimming and playing together.  I heard them pretending each other had a concussion or else had jumped into poison and they "rescued" one another with their boogie boards.  They had fun and all got along so well.  I couldn't help but marvel at how lucky we are to soak up these last few summer days and store away these memories.  It sure was a hot day and it was so nice to keep cool. 
 


 After dinner the boys headed to the field.  Alec is going to give soccer a try again this fall and so he wanted to practice a bit.  Ian doesn't like playing on teams but he enjoyed running around and kicking the ball too.  Their cousins joined them and they got in a few minutes of playing; though we were keeping an eye on the skies since it was stormy.  We could hear thunder and once we saw a few streaks of lightning we decided to head in. 

We all marveled over the colors in the sky; it was so pretty!

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