Friday, October 24, 2008

Puddles and Leaves

Our next door neighbor has this gorgeous tree in their front yard:

It is truly a beautiful sight this time of year and we love it, except for:

As you can see, we get left with a little work. But it's nothing that Henry can't handle! He loves, and let me emphasize LOVES, helping pick up the leaves. Here are some pics from the other day after we waited for hours for the rain to stop, so we could go out and "collect" leaves.

So they were sopping wet...whattayagonna do?

I'm wet. But I'm cute.

Me: Henry, smile!
Henry: Leaves!
Me: Henry, say cheese!
Henry: Leaves!

Practicing his "stance" for the future.
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I would not describe myself as the "go ahead and get dirty - live it up!" kind of mom. At all. But sometimes, you just have to let them have these kinds of childhood experiences. And I'm getting better! So I said, let's put on your rainboots and play in the puddles! Yay me!


Justine said...

What a great post Steph! We have so many of these trees here...and Aidan loves them too...he loves to walk in the piles and kick them everywhere and shower himself with the leaves...and everytime it rains he asks to go splash in the puddles...what can you do? Its so fun. We enjoyed watching Henry do it too!

Scrappin' Diva said...

He's too cute Steph - and way to go for letting him 'be a boy' and play in the leaves and puddles!

Brazenlilly said...

Those pics are so cute! I love the football stance the best. I, also, have a hard time relaxing about getting very dirty/wet/muddy. Nicely done! (And kudos for catching in on camera!)

Aj Schwanz said...

Well, I must say those are some of the cleanest looking leaves I've seen. :) I sense a Bruin Brawler in the making!

Love the colors, love the crazy puddle stomper. Judah: "Let's watch Henry again!" Abel: "Dah!" :)

Kristi said...

O Steph...I had no idea you read my blog. How fun!!! I love looking at yours too and seeing fall as it should be. These pictures are GORGEOUS! We have 80-90 degree weather right now. It is making me CRAZY!

As far as blog stats go - look up google analytics...that is what I use! Enjoy!