It was touch and go as to whether the party would go on but by 0830 the rain stopped. We arrived at the venue just before 10am and the weather was BEAUTIFUL. The sky was clearing and it was warm enough for the kids to just be in long t-shirts.
|Starting out...all clean!|
The kids has such a blast, the facilitators did a wonderful job of herding them around the course. Honey and her friends whooped their way around the obstacles - so cool to watch ten year olds so unprententious and full of vooma!
Lulu had a friend along, and even though she took an early tumble, she recovered enough to later conquer her fear and crack the foofi slide. (thanks to lots of encouragement from her friend, R)
|Lulu and her friend, R|
Hooli said it was his best day EVER. (and declared he wants ALL his parties here) He did everything the others did albeit with a little more help (the course is 8yrs and up) except he was not allowed to do the zipline (thank goodness!). He was less than impressed by this but thankfully his Uncle was on hand to distract him and take him adventuring elsewhere while we cheered the other kids on.
|Hooli and Uncle D|
It was especially heartwarming for me to watch this band of kids cheering each other, some were very scared to do a few of the more extreme activites but ALL did them - and the encouragement and unbelievable support from their peers was overwhelming. It was very special to watch.
|A happy bunch|
|A moments hesitation before scaling the tree|
|Watching their mate climb to the top|
|The Cake...not made by me ;-)|
|Honey on the zip line|
So tomorrow morning I awaken to a 10yr old daughter....more on *that* reality tomorrow then...