We had the delightful company of E and her parents this Christmas. They drove down from Portland through all of that California rain and flooding to stay with us for a week. During that time we were entertained and got to enjoy the energy of a five year old. (does that sound like we were totally worn out?)
She got a new pink outfit for Christmas, which matched her pink sneakers very well. One of her front teeth fell out just before they left Portland, so she was continually smiling in order to show off the gap, and wiggling the one next to it just so that she would fit the ‘All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth’ song. Nope, didn’t fall out while she was here.
One day the group went hiking up at Red Rock park. This is a National Park just a half hour drive from our house. There is a nice bike trail and a mixture of short and long hiking trails there, but E most liked climbing on the rocks (in her pink coat of course).
Not alone, dad was always nearby and kept her off of the really steep parts.