Sunday, December 17, 2006

The last bits of fall...

There's a big pile of leaves in our front yard that's been growing steadily over the past few weeks. By "pile" I mean...really, just all the leaves that've fallen off the old oak trees in our front yard all autumn.

Today was such a gorgeous, sunny day that I opted to go rake them up while Jeremiah and Kate were off at the airport, picking up Kate's Uncle Keith and cousin Rosellen (who she calls Cousin Rosellen). When they all arrived at the house, I had a giant pile that was perfect for jumping in.

And there was a great deal of jumping going on. Oh the merriment! Oh the delight! It looked so fun to Lola, who was watching from the windows in the living room, that she figured out how to open the front door (look mom, no thumbs!) so she could race out and join everyone. See? Those are her legs behind Kate's head there in the picture of Kate. That was right before she jumped right on top of Kate, who handled it like a pro.
So. The leaves are once again scattered all over the lawn. But what the heck, it was worth it.


Navilyn said...

The kids look like they are having some serious fun. Can I join in?

Kicking N. Screaming said...

The pile is still there (of course) so you can come join in if you promise to put the leaves in the yard waste bags for us!