Zippity Do Da

We went to Candlelighters camp last weekend.  Candlelighters is a parent-run organized support network for families touched by pediatric cancer.

It’s a good time full of activities, bonding, fun and quality family time-plus I didn’t have to cook once the whole weekend!

We did lots of cool stuff that I’ll post about tomorrow, but the highlight for most of us was the zip-line.

Conrad and Jeremia couldn’t wait to try it.  Ami said no-way-jose.

Jeremia posed for me, before climbing the pole.

It’s a long way up!

Fearless Jeremia went down FOUR times!

As you can tell he was in 7th heaven!

Jeremia’s orthodontist is having a fun contest called The Flat Docs.

They gave him a printout of the Flat Docs to cut out.  The challenge is to take an original/fun photo holding the Docs.

I think the Docs enjoyed the zip-line, and I hope it’s good enough to win the iPad 2 they are giving away.

If Conrad looks miserable, it’s because he was trying his hardest to be patient, while waiting for his turn down the zip-line

Finally!

So, so high.

Pure glee.

He wanted to go again, but never got a chance since he had so many other activities he wanted to do as well.

Positively giddy.

And then shocker of shockers, I agreed to go down.

What?!  I didn’t give myself a chance to think about it.

As I scurried up that pole in record time, I could hear everyone’s shock at how quickly I climbed it.  I was very focussed.  Der tried to cheer me on, but I had to ask him to stop talking to me.  I was afraid if thought about it too much, I would chicken out.

Huey was there to greet me at the top.

He told me “Don’t jump until I say it’s ok.”.  I assured him I wasn’t going anywhere until he gave me the all clear.

Huey counted down for me and then I was zipping on down, squealing the whole way.

It was a rush for sure.

Then it was Der’s turn.  I didn’t get to watch Der go down, because I had to run off to help families make candles for the candle lighting ceremony later that night, but someone took photos for me.

He was so handsome dressed in all of his gear.  It made my heart pitter patter.

Super-champ didn’t even hesitate.  He jumped as soon as Huey gave the thumbs up.

I can’t wait to find out what our next awesome adventure will be.  With us, there is no telling.

We laugh in the face of fear! Mwahahaha!

 

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Filed under Adventures, Amazeballs, Entertain Me, Family, Making Memories, Rodents aka kids

4 responses to “Zippity Do Da

  1. Donna Hettlage

    Awesome pictures!! Looks like you all had a great time!

  2. You guys always have the best quality time!

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