I have encouraged Arlo's desire to climb since he was pulling up. Today I took him to the Austin Rock Gym which has a ton of bouldering problems and a couple of top rope routes. It was his first time in a harness and on some real hand and foot holds. He did great, had a lot of fun on the wall and the matt, and wore his little body out pretty quick. I even got a few ascents in as well.
My family celebrated half birthdays growing up.
It was usually something small but special, maybe a half day with just Dad and me, or a half an ice cream sundae. One time I was saving my money for a bike and my parents pitched in the other half. My sisters and I loved the tradition.
As a parent, half years fell good to. This has been a challenging 6 months. It's been a real milestone for Thatcher too. He always wants to be engaged, or play, or do something! Enough of this napping all the time!