Over the Edge

by mssinglemama on May 21, 2009

Ever felt like you just want to dive off a mountain top?


I hadn’t either. 

That was until I spent three days straight with Nolan and Benjamin, two adorable three-year-olds who, when together, can’t stop beating on each other. Like a cosmic formula Kristin and I’s sons had it out for each other during our entire vacation in Vancouver.

Click over to see what happened…

Watch the video.

Kristin is wicked awesome by the way. I can’t tell you enough how much I love that girl.

And special thanks to the Grouse Mountain ziplining team in Vancouver, BC.

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Canadian Bald Guy May 21, 2009 at 12:37 pm

LOL…too funny. I've always thought about ziplining but have been too chicken to try.

Good to see you didn't plummet to your death or anything.



Amanda May 21, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Made me laugh out loud – love the way the boys' interactions are almost more intense than the actual jump. Looks like it was a really cool trip!


Spruce Hill May 21, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Looks like you had a awesome time!



SingleParentDad May 21, 2009 at 1:26 pm


Man you can use your heads for brakes, no worries. Look my sister did


Glad you had a great time, and the boys didn't kill each other.


TsQuest May 21, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Ok, that video is two thumbs up EXCELLENT.

How funny. Two only children… and two single moms.

The ziplining looks like a blast! I would so totally do that. Wow.


MommaSunshine May 21, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I would absolutely LOVE to go ziplining sometime. I just need to find a willing victim to join me….


mommy2jl May 24, 2009 at 1:33 am

I'm in! Let's do it up mama!


Irishmom May 21, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Heh heh,now that reminds me of my two feuding lovelies. It's a love/hate relationship and very stressful for the parent! I would love to try something so out there. The scenery was beautiful – gosh, I really need to visit Canada!


ElizabethF May 21, 2009 at 3:18 pm

I loved this video! It kind of reminds me of everyday in my house with my 4 and 5 year-old boys – one whose name is also Nolan 🙂 If only there was a zipline course in Columbus…some days diving off the top of a mountain sounds pretty damn nice! 😉 Looks like you gals had a great time!!!


Kristy May 21, 2009 at 4:45 pm

you can go ziplining at hocking hills in ohio, check it out,


mssinglemama May 21, 2009 at 6:11 pm

I know!!! I have heard about it… definitely want to take Benjamin as soon as he weighs enough.


Kristin May 21, 2009 at 4:06 pm

That is incredibly awesome Alaina, wow. I am laughing by myself, all hunched at my desk, and wishing you two were still here.


Kgrrrl May 21, 2009 at 4:53 pm

OMG, that is TOOOOOOO funny!
Glad you guys tried out the Ziplining before Kristin got me up there 😉 You lived, so I'll try it next time, ha! Wish I could have met you, i hear you guys had a blast!


Kristin May 21, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Also: why in eff is there a bungee cord hook hanging from my patio apple tree? I think the same person put it there as has been placing rancid-smelling objects in my Jeep.


mssinglemama May 21, 2009 at 6:10 pm

I have no idea. I think Dave must have put it there when he blew up the air house.


ALICIA May 21, 2009 at 8:12 pm

You are living the life… way amazing, and great video editing too!


Trudy May 21, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Wow, that is really funny. Except for the ziplining part…that is just insane. Don't you ladies know how HIGH that was?

Found you over at Jen's blog…hope you don't mind me stopping by, I know I'm sure glad I did!


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Janet May 22, 2009 at 12:22 am

Oh wow, the ziplining looked SO fun. I've gotta try that some day.


mssinglemama May 22, 2009 at 1:19 am

Do it!! It really isn't as scary as if looks.

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notasoccermom May 22, 2009 at 1:00 am

That looks awesome, maybe i will try it, you make it look not so scary.
As for the boys. It is only a matter of time, they really werent so bad.
I laughed so hard on the picture of Nolan Peeing in the bushes, My son taught everyone at preschool after his first camping trip. Even the girls
thank you for that! love your vifeos


jen May 22, 2009 at 2:31 am

I would have preferred to jump off a cliff too. I SO know what it's like when your kid fights with your friend's kid. It won't last forever though.


Susan May 22, 2009 at 9:51 am

That looks like a great time on the mountain! I wanna do that!

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