What birthday would be complete without having your friends for a sleepover? So we invited Zach and Henry over to share in the festivities. After dinner, we had to provide dessert. In order to keep things interesting, I served a few scoops of ice cream and cake. But they each got special implements to eat with.
Corvin got chopsticks and a pizza cutter.
Henry got a bib and a baby spoon.
Zach got a baby spoon and a butter knife.
The kids got a great laugh out of trying to eat with what they were given, and eventually got real spoons 🙂
In the morning, we woke them up and got them all packed to be taken home. Then we loaded up in the van for adventure. Don’t they look excited?
We arrived at Go Ape!, a ropes course. We ended up getting Zach’s mom, Christine, to join us so we had a 1 parent to child paring which was good. Once we were checked in, we loaded into safety harness and listened to the safety talk. Then we practiced on the ground doing what we were taught.
With ground practice out of the way, there was a practice course a few feet off the ground. High enough to use the equipment, but unlikely to kill you if you fell!
The course is set up into 5 sections. The first two are closely monitored by staff for issues from the participants, but they don’t actually go with you. One of the greatest things about this course is that you’re mostly unsupervised, but can whistle for help.
All queued up for adventure! here comes the end of the first section, a long zipline!
Hanging off the platform!
Some random obstacles
And two videos to round it all out 🙂
It was a fantastic treat and we all had a good time and a workout! If you get a chance, treat yourself to one of their courses!