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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Now That's a Mess of Leaves!

The kids have been having some fun with a final foray into the fall foliage (how's that for some alliteration, eh?), as the temperatures are supposed to drop precipitously today and tomorrow.





Isn't she cute?


Conner and his friend Mitch bagged many, many leaves this afternoon. They even kept at it when it started to rain.

Olivia and Sean-Peter helped, too. In their own special way.

Here's the little guy, making out like a little elf with Santa's goody bag. He actually was helping by hauling the bags to the shed for temporary shelter. The clouds were looking ominous.

Olivia mostly just checked the status of the piles. But isn't she cute?

The boys weren't being altruistic; rather, they were motivated by good old fashioned bribery: I told them I'd pay them $1 a bag. Problem is, they ran out of the 30 gal. black ones and moved onto the 13-gallon white ones...resulting in a total of 37 bags. Full. Of leaves. And that was just the backyard.

I think I got gypped. I also grossly underestimated the girth of Ohio foliage. They don't make 'em like this in Kansas.

That's not really true. I just felt like putting that in there.

But seriously, isn't she just so cute?

5 comments:

Jerilyn said...

Yes, she's SO cute, and as my dad used to say "That's my unabiased opinion".

But the boys look pretty cute too.

the dragonfly said...

She *is* so cute! All of them are! And don't you just love playing in leaves...

Karen said...

Definitely a cutie!! Also, my son would like to know if he can come by and help with the leaves next time. He's saving up for some stuff, and you pay much better than I do!! lol

Ruth said...

Oh my goodness! She is just so stinkin' adorable! (I just had to leave a comment - what great pictures! And what a ham! LOL)

Carmen said...

Your blog entries really make me miss this age with my kids! I know, I know, everyone says "enjoy it, it goes so fast..." It is so true! You will love that you have a written record to look back on!

And yes, they are all just so darn cute!