Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ Leaf Pile!

Grace loves leaves.  She's fascinated by them.  If she finds a leaf (not very hard to do right now),she will crouch down and turn it over in her hands, twirl it around in her fingers by the stem, and analyze it.  It doesn't matter if they are fresh green leaves in the spring and summer, or vibrant reds, yellows and oranges of the fall.  She even loves the dried out crunchy leaves.  If she finds a leaf, it's like there's nothing else around her. 

Last year, was her first experience with a big pile leaves after we raked the yard.  She didn't get the concept of jumping into a big pile of leaves, so we just plopped her into the pile.  She loved it! 

Now that she's older, I was really looking forward to seeing her reaction to the leaves.  Last week, Joe cleaned up the yard and made a huge pile of leaves for Grace to play in.  She loved it!  She had such a great time running around the yard, jumping into the pile, crunching the leaves! 

You can't really tell by this picture, but the pile of leaves is almost as tall as Grace! 

Remmy in the background, wanting in on the fun!  We keep her on a long cable attached to the porch, so she doesn't run off and get into trouble.  She doesn't like it if Grace is beyond the reach of the cable.  We eventually hooked her walking leash on her so she could come over and investigate the pile of leaves Grace was rolling around in! 

When Grace is having this much fun, it's very hard for me to get her to look at the camera! 

She tripped and fell and landed face-first into the soft dirt.  She fell pretty hard and I thought our playtime was over.  She simply got up and said, "I alwight" and jumped right back into the pile of leaves!  

Grace had so much fun on such a beautiful afternoon!  We even saw a hot air balloon!  Grace spotted it first! 

This was just the first half of the leaves from our trees.  Joe raked some more this past weekend and we still have leaves falling from the oak trees today (our maple tree is pretty bare).  Hopefully, we'll get a few more leaf jumping days in before they are gone for good! 

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Maggie said...

Hi Alison,
visiting you for the first time through Outdoor Wednesday, your little girl looked as if she was having the time of her life in that leaf pile!

Kathleen Basi said...

I posted about leaves today, too. We have a new house in a new neighborhood (i.e. not very many leaves), so I'm envious of your pile...but not the effort required to make and dispose of it! :)

SoCo mom said...

How classic is that -- kids playing in leaf piles! You little girl is adorable.

JO said...

fun fun fun!

~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

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