Lael has inherited the tree climbing gene. She has been climbing trees for years, just like Chace used to do when he was little. There was no tree he couldn’t climb and Lael is the same way. We have a Crepe Myrtle right by our front door and it just barely big enough to support a little girls weight. Todd thinks it’s not quite big enough, but Lael climbs it anyway. She has now created a little space all of her own in the tree. It is her hideout, a place that she can climb up into and hide from the boys. She has a notepad there, snacks and a drink and will sit up there for quite some time and read.