Monday, September 03, 2007

Newsflash! Kids get bigger. Much Bigger

Eric turned four on Saturday. He's been really into hiking in the woods.

Here are some pictures of him and his grandpa (my dad) hiking at Catamount State Forest in Western, MA. Our farm abuts the old roads that go up to the top of the hill.

There is a lake that was built up there during the depression in the 1920's. It's probably a little more than a mile up the mountain, and he ran most of it.

Whenever he got tired he sat in a pool of sunlight and "got his energy back."

There is something about this picture that I find particularly moving. He is only one day after his fourth birthday and he looks so inexplicably composed and mature here. It's a look I hope to be seeing a lot of, but one I'm not entirely ready for.


Blogger Downpuppy said...

Sept 1 birthday?! Is he off to the Capuano this year, or a day too late?

7:28 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Alas.. He's a day too late. I've blogged about this extensively ;-) He was born a week late too, so it's doubly frustrating!

But I don't think the extra year will hurt.

And do I know you? Have we seen you at a park in the 'hood?

8:10 PM  
Blogger Downpuppy said...

Most likely. In the last 7 years, I've been at all of them. Middle age middle size balding bearded blondish guy with a ridiculously cute daughter. I live between St Kitty Genoa & the hospital, and usually bike home from work through your neighborhood.

We went to Salisbury Beach today & had a pretty good time.

7:50 PM  

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