Thursday, March 14, 2013

A girl and a tree

So... our apple tree in our backyard is just ripe for climbing, and Evelyn has been working on climbing it for the past couple of years. She is pretty independent with it now and I can, for the most part, trust her to be safe by herself.

However, we have a tree in our front yard that she has also wanted to conquer. My strong fear of her falling out of it as well as her lack of size has prevented her from accomplishing her goal. However, she has gotten taller and stronger the past year, and I have gotten braver, too.

The other day we were all in the front yard talking to a man who had just come to do a bid on a new fence for our house. I was talking to him and heard, "Mommy!! Look!!". And there she was. In the tree! She was beaming with pride! I did very good keeping my "freak out" voice on the inside and slowly walked to the tree and praised her for her feat. Then I made her get down.. haha!

Since then she has been climbing that tree as much as she can and is getting better and better. Sometimes she gets right up, sometimes she needs help. But she's doing it.

And I am letting her. That's a big deal. For both of us.

Enjoy the pics of my girl and her tree!!

Gosh I love her!

1 comment:

abby said...

Yay for E and Mommy too ;) xo