Sunday, April 15, 2007

Outdoor Play


Today, the last day of the school holidays, saw Dave taking the older boys out on and outing to the National Victorian Gallery in the city to see and interactive exhibit by one Ólafur Elíasson, Danish (must actually have Icelandic parents though, must just be born in Denmark, because that's an Icelandic name) artist living in Germany who likes to investigate how people percieve their environments, or some such thing. Anyway, this guy has set up this structure of all white lego block buildings that visitors can add and contribute to. So Dave took the boys to see it and add to it, well Erik anyway... Luey, apparently really wanted to destroy one part of it (wonder what they would have made of THAT interaction, LOL, as valid as it may be)... Dave didn't let him go with that impulse, I might have...

Meanwhile, Bryn and I stayed home and had a visit from Sarah, Phil and Asher (to check out my treadmill which they may be buying from me)... After they left, Bryn had a SHORT sleep, and then I set him up on the front porch to play with some homemade playdough, and I made the most of the quiet and lovely lighting and took some photos...



Bryn wasn't as interested in "working with" the playdough, as eating it, or just squashing it into the verandah, but I did manage to catch him in the few moments it piqued his interest...


Climbing and hanging of the verandah fence was heaps of fun though, and it didn't taste too bad either (really hoping that's not LED paint, eek)...


Bryn's pretty sure he's *just about* tall enough for Luey's bike, and besides, it's not like Luey rides it that much these days, is it, hehehe...


Taking a rest after lots of toddling about. He really liked the relative freedom of being able to wander about at will on the verandah (I'd set up a barrackade at the end open end of the verandah). Bryn doesn't get to roam the yard much, because he can, and does let himself out the unsecured front gate (and we got this place because of it's high fences and huge barn gate, but that's before the bloody thing started to fall apart, wasn't it)... Will definitely have to do more of this while the boys are at school.

3 comments:

Juniper said...

Love those pix Sif! And my kids also enjoyed the exhibition!

Look forward to catching up IRL, to hear about Erik's situation amonst everything else!

casso said...

The light out there looks like it was lovely. And Bryn definitely looks as though he was having a ball (obviously knew he was doing something unusual).

I love his overalls, perfect for autumn shots!

Cheers, Cass

Amanda O. said...

Sounds like an awesome exhibition! Beautiful pics of Bryn btw, especially the last one which is just SO Bryn!

Teenagers and the failing parent...