Sunday, July 11, 2010

Graham's Playground

I haven't downloaded my camera in over four months. No wonder I haven't written much on the blog lately. Despite evidence to the contrary -- Cami's activity schedule turning me into a soccer mom, Jason's busy work life, etc. -- we have been on a few adventures this glorious spring. One of the best was going to Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire. It was pretty spontaneous. A just-get-in-the-car-and-go sort of event (well, after Jason organized our picnic supplies).

Anyway, Brimham Rocks is Graham's perfect playground. It's a National Trust site where these naturally formed sandstone formations are preserved. But not in the look-and-don't-touch sense of preservation. In the climb & explore sense. And climb & explore is just what we did on a gorgeously sunny day.

I haven't got any really good shots of Graham by himself, sadly. But he loved it. His fearlessness has been tempered by self-awareness, so he would walk up to the edge of a big drop, realize that it was too high, and back up. Seeing that he's finally gaining some self-preservation skills, we felt pretty confident letting him roam (as long as we could see him). So, climbing, jumping, pretending with Cami. Happiness for the boy & happiness for his mommy.


Lisa G. said...

Wow, great pictures, Starr! Looks like a wonderful time was had by all, :-).

Ellen Fehr said...

Glad that Graham and you had a good time--and love that big smile on Rose's face!

Cin said...

That's wonderful! I'm glad you've got a Graham-place to go (and the means to get there).