Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Abigail's Great Adventure

Last Friday, the kids were out of school and Abigail borrowed our camera and went over to her friend's house for an "adventure" along with one of their other friends. They had it all planned out. They even had a list and a schedule of everything they were going to do.

From what I understood, it involved watching a movie, packing a lunch, hiking the big hill behind their house (I'm not sure if it qualifies as a "mountain" exactly), making movies of each other, having a picnic in the snow, and maybe some other things, I'm not sure.

(the view of the neighborhood from the top)

(goofy girls posing with their picnic) :)

Anyway - she was very proud of the pictures she took - and all the video as well. I think they made up a whole movie script and acted it out and everything. She was very excited to show it to us. :)
And I'm sure she's just gearing up for her next big adventure. It made me just a little nervous when she told me about some other kids they ran into up on the hill who told them to stay away from their clubhouse - but I am learning that I need to let her grow up, and go out on her own (with friends) and explore and expand. It's scary to me to let her take these risks. Wow - but I know even scarier years lie ahead. We're just gearing up to let her go off on her own adventures. I'm just not sure if I'm ready for this . . .
I know, I know . . . ready or not, here it comes.


Anonymous said...

Fun, fun, fun. I'd love to see the video! Yes, she is growing up too fast and yes, it IS frightening

Amy said...

Reminds me of the picnic that we had on the rocks in the Rappahannock.

Ellie said...

What a brave mom you are! I'm nowhere near ready to let Peter go on a hike with his buddies with no adults. Is their age difference really that much or is it the difference between where you live and where we live? Or is it just the difference between a brave mom and a wimpy mom?

Kristen said...

I think it's just mostly a difference of geography. This hill is just basically in their backyard and it's not a very big hill, or dangerous in any way (although you may not see that from these pictures).

It was a challenge for me too, not to freak out about it, though. :)

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