Tuesday, June 23, 2009

THE WALL




When I mentioned earlier that Tally got to the top of the rock wall at camp the other day I didn't have pictures to show how tall it really is. On the last day of camp, I wanted to get some pictures of her next to it and express how proud I am of her.

I don't know the height of this, but when I had her stand next to it for a picture, she looked so small and fail. I love that she tried something new and dug down deep and found some determination to get all the way to the top. Let's be honest, I am not sure I could have done it. As you walk up close to it, it seems a little overwhelming.


Needless to say, I think I under estimate my kids. They often exceed my expectations.
Way to go Tally !!!!


Almost forgot to mention the balay team. Both the girls loved being part of the balay team (the ones that encourage you on and hold the ropes). What a neat lesson in life, to have your friends around you to spur you on to keep going. They also help you find the right place to put your foot and where to step. I hope my kids continue to find those "balay" kind of friends.

12 comments:

Permission to Mother said...

Wow, Tally is impressive.
I am also impressed that it is made of wood. I've only seen plastic ones.

Christine said...

Cool!

Rachael said...

Wow, that IS impressive. I certainly couldn't have done it!

K-Sue said...

That is a really tall wall! Way to go, Tally!

Tim and Susan said...

Good for you Tally!! So glad the girls could try something new and challenging. Way to build confidence!!

Salzwedel Family said...

Way to go Tally!

Marilyn said...

What a gal, my Tal! Good thing I wasn't watching. That is such a tall wall.

ScienceGeek said...

Oh my goodness!!! I have never seen such a tall rock wall! I would never have been able to do this! I'm so impressed with Tally, with her courage and determination. And I'm so glad you have pictures to remind her of what she has done when she ever feels like she's afraid to do something in the future.

Smith Schoolhouse said...

Very cool! What brave girls- we could all learn a thing or two about trying something new! Maybe I will try to use my sewing machine now!

Cristy said...

WOW!

Lee and Bev said...

So glad you had a great camp experience. I think it is great that you tried so many new things and enjoyed it!

fitncrafty said...

I am impressed. I have tried to climb rock walls.. it is hard!
Great job Tally!