Little Blue Peepers

This playful little boy takes advantage of Plymouth’s play parks
This photo won first place in the People & Families category of our 2014 Picture Plymouth photo contest

This playful little boy is a winner in his mommy’s eyes—and our Picture Plymouth photo contest.

When moving to Plymouth last March, Kristina Eaton’s biggest request was this: “We had to be within walking distance of a library or a park.” When raising a little guy like her son, Kenny, getting out of the house and playing is a must. Rolling Hills Park in Plymouth became the go-to spot for the little boy and his mom, and it’s been the site of many playdates and this winning photo.

One spring day last year, Eaton and then 1-year-old Kenny were spending the day at Rolling Hills Park when Eaton took out her Canon Powershot SX120 digital camera to snap a few pictures of her son as he peeked in and out of the holes. “It was really just a bit of luck,” she says about this shot. The little guy’s quick movements made most photos turn out blurry, but this time her timing was just right. Although her camera is “nothing fancy,” she keeps it on hand for these spur-of-the-moment pictures at the park or on the porch.

Eaton and her husband, Scot, moved to Plymouth for Scot’s job and to be closer to family. Eaton says that the city has proved to be “a really, really family-friendly little town.” As he turns 2 this month, Kenny can be close to his cousins, and to the parks and libraries that were so important to his mom. Eaton appreciates that Plymouth is “really intentional about hosting activities” so that their family never runs out of new adventures.