9/5 - my 39th birthday! We went to the climbing gym and had a blast! It took Jason and I about an hour to remember (with the help of YouTube) how to tie the knots to belay each other. We were able to use the auto-belay routes in the meantime, and then we finally were able to safely use the other walls! Some of the techniques have changed from 10 years ago when we were climbing a lot, so after we proved our knot tying abilities, an employee got us up to speed. Hopefully we'll remember everything the next time we go (which I'm sure will be less than 10 years). Josiah really enjoyed climbing, but Levi was a little apprehensive and didn't want to climb above where we could reach him. I'm sure he'll get more confident with time and practice.
9/6 - I broke a sewing machine needle attempting to make lederhosen (more on this later)! My old machine was not happy about going through multiple layers of corduroy.
After dinner we went back to the Hardin's house for homemade pretzels, German beer, and a really cool new game called Secret Hitler. It was a hit for sure. We learned that some of us are better liars than others. :)