Monday, November 9, 2009

A Pile Of Leaves

This is one of my very favorite fall activities: Piling up crunchy leaves to be jumped in, layed upon, tossed around, and tunneled through.

The oaky, spicy smell of the rattling leaves surrounding you, as you burrow deeper into your prickly autumn chrysalis.

The surprising satisfaction of bursting up through the rustling pile to startle a playmate.

And letting the long afternoon sun rays beckon you to yet another fall favorite: the ever present acorns.

But I think I've stumbled upon the most perfect facet of leaf-play.

Stepping back to watch my babies discover their own love of fall. Hearing their delighted shrieks and giggles, seeing their excitement and imagination propel them, letting the contentment wash over me as I see them enjoy the day.

All because of a pile of leaves.


  1. What a way to spend the day!!

  2. Fun, fun, fun! My boys would love this :)

  3. Cute shoes! Sounds like a perfect day.

  4. We got a new book...I believe it's called "Leaf Man" (I'll check that title) It's a great little read for fall. You might want to check it out.

  5. Lauren's face is just classic kiddo. Soo sweet! She seems so much older than Hayden, but they're actually quite close in age....hmmm....
    Hate raking leaves, but that looks like fun :)

  6. This just looks like the loveliest day!
    Your little ones are just darling!

  7. Those are pretty fantastic shoes for leaf-playing.
    Looks like fun!

  8. Little kids and piles of leaves are the perfect combination

  9. So cute! Lauren is just so excited..they're beautiful pictures!

  10. I don't know what it is about a pile of leaves but when you throw some adorably cute kids in them...they make the absolute best pictures!!! :)


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