So we tried cooking jam and its not a success. The jam that we made turned into brick and wont go soft again, for like ever. Epic fail. But the thing is this weather is good for the blackberries. They get ripe with the heat and we have a chance to get the jam right. We just need to pick some more from where there are lots of blackberries! Uphill!
We went here again.
We have grocery plastic to fill and we started picking our blackberries. Son is really happy to be out of the house. The air is probably making him feel better as he is a bit feverish. We actually planned to go somewhere for a day trip but we just went here instead. So that he wont get too tired.
He is cooeprative too. Sitting and looking at the view while I pick blackberries. He would go to me to help and sit when he feels tired.
And in between, we run together! He really loves this graveyard. He loves the water cistern. He loves that he is free to walk around and he loves the view. Sadly the church is close that day. I just realized how we have been in this place so many times and I havent seen the interior of the church yet. I need to see it!
After exploring we sat down to look at the campers below. I am amazed on how he is not scared of heights. We are high I am telling you. We also ate some cookies and drank lots of water. What better way to heal than to drink liquid eh.
When my husband took over my in walking with my son I am now free to go nearer the cliff to take photos and take some more blackberries near the cliff.
I catch up with them and my son's really into picking as well. Look at those stained hands!
The view of the church from down the hill. We were sitting there (where the guy in yellow sits) earlier!
After filling our bags its time to go home. I cant help but to take photos of them.
They are so friendly. Not minding me and well the birds.
While they were going down I just realized how big my son is now. I have to confess that I expect too much from him sometimes. I was expecting him to breeze through the adjustment period in school. I thought that his going to adjust to foundation stage from preschool flawlessly. Im wrong. We are experiecing some hindrances. Mostly about him eating in school. I hope we can work it out. But this is making me down a bit. What I am not addressing is how he is really actually maturing. In walks like this he no longer needs too much control. He now listens. He knows that if he will give Mom and Dad some time (to pick blackberries) he will be given a chance to play too with us!
At home, giving him medicines is not that hard as well. Before we have to go through hell and high waters. Now we just ask him to take his medicines to feel better and he will, even if he doesnt like it much.
When we got in the car, I hugged my son tight and thanked him. He looked surprise but welcomed the cuddles because no matter how grown up he is and looks he is still my baby who loves cuddles from Mommy.