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"Standing tall is a very admirable thing. There are very few stories in history of heroes who slouched to the rescue. Likewise, most individuals don't look up to people who are drooped over."
from Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra by Obert Skye

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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Foto Story Friday #121- Fall is in the air

Round here the leaves are changing color and falling to the ground.  That is not really a surprise since we have already had snow!  I am glad that the sun has returned and that the snow has left for a while.  I'm glad to enjoy the cooler days but not at all ready for the cold of winter.  We have a very weather sensitive tree, I've no idea what kind of tree it is but it is always the first to release it's leaves every year.  On Monday after school the twins and I went out to enjoy the perfect day.  They were SO excited to have the leaves on the ground that they WANTED to rake them all up!
Who would argue with free happy rakers?!  So once we located the shed key and got those rakes out, they went to work, raking their little hearts out!
Don't you just want to join her in the raking duties?  Once they got all the leaves raked up, the neighbor kid even came over to help, because the plan was to jump right in!
And jump they did!  Running and splatting or butt bombing, it didn't matter as long as they ran, jumped and had fun!!
Fun they had!  They played for hours and hours!  from 3pm to 7pm when I convinced them to come in for dinner.
Tuesday was just as perfect a day and the tree had given us a blessing of way more leaves to rake up and jump into!
Some of us took it easy in the hammock!  Every once in awhile he needs to take a break! :)  Plus he has good ideas, like : "hey. go get your bikes and plow through the leaf pile!"
You only have to tell them once!  they ran for the bikes and squabbled over who would go first.  Em won as Scott remembered that he had a flat tire :(
Thankfully Em was nice enough to share her bike and he got his chance to play leaf plow!
Fall is defiantly in the air and on the ground and all around..... enjoy it because it is fleeting!

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Claudia said...

...as is all of life. It's so sweet you take the time to enjoy those fleeting moments! Making memories for all the family!

scrappysue said...

i love the one of her hair flying up! the leaves are an amazing colour and they look like they are having so much fun!

scrappysue said...

she must be thrilled with those - they are FANTASTIC!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Awww...what fun!

Kat said...

Snow??? ACK! NO! So glad it is gone and you are able to enjoy the best of fall! :)

Lolli said...

I adore pictures in Fall leaves!! We're not quite there yet. But soon!

Sheri said...

Great shots! I love jumping in leaves with the kids!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

So fun! We have the tiniest bit of leaves on our front yard, and the kids have been trying to rake them up and jump into them. It's the saddest pile you've ever seen - about 30 leaves maybe. haha :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like so much fun! I love the colors. Wonderful pictures.

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rochelle said...

We're still waiting for fall to hit Utah. I love Troy's advice to go get their bikes. Don't you love it when kids have some good, clean fun that keeps them entertained for hours?

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Ah, fall leaves! Pretty and fun -- worth the raking.