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Monday, October 27, 2008

Autumn Leaves

~A glorius autumn day at Grandma and Grandpa's!~~Grandpa and grandchildren are raking the bright autumn leaves.~
~It is so much fun to rake the leaves.....
~the leaves are so pretty, and the grandchildren have a plan~
~They might even need more leaves than are on the ground, let's help a few more fall so they can be raked into a very large.....
~Leaf pile !~
~Just perfect for jumping into !~
~Let's hold hands and jump into the pile together!~
~That was fun, let's do it again.....~
~"Look grandma, aren't the leaves pretty ?"~

13 comments:

Mildred said...

Oh what precious grandchildren. Your pictures bring back lots of happy memories from childhood. Thanks for sharing.

Daisy said...

Very sweet! I love the last photo best---such a bright, cheery smile! :D

Wilson Clan said...

I love this post!!! Hey, we've got bunches of leaves on our yard. Do they need a fall job? :)

LindaSueBuhl said...

What sweet faces and what a fun way to make work turn out to be play! Do you compost the leaves or burn? (I ask since we don't do either - we wait for the wind to take them )

Jo said...

I still love jumping in leaves too. Tell them to make a big pile, and I will come over and jump in them.

Gorgeous kids!

shadow mountain jacobs farm said...

What lovely grandchildren you have. And it must be a joy to watch them play like that. I found out not long ago that I am going to be a Grandmother for the first time and I CAN'T WAIT. Thanks for sharing.

Pamela said...

Oh my! Now that's a day memories are made of.

jr said...

note to self: grandchildren are a great loophole in child labor laws.

noble pig said...

Definitely a past time children love! What a great day they had.

KathyB. said...

Thanks Mildred,some of my best memories as a child were of playing in the leaves in our homes ( I was an Army brat ) in New England...that's THE place for beautiful fall color.

Daisy, the last picture is of the grandchild who is rarely without a smile...she is known for her good nature and a bit of impishness thrown in.

Wilson's , I noticed your blog was about the fall clean up too...but you won't need help, you've got some of your own to grow. ( help)

Linda Sue, we feed a lot of the leaves to the sheep. They LOVE Maple leaves especially. If we don't get around to clean up my Hubby mows them and throws that into the compost pile.

Jo, they played with the leaves all day. Who needs play equipment ?

Shadow Mountain Jacobs...CONGRATULATIONS ! Grandchildren and lambs , can life get any better ...why yes it can, with MORE grandchildren and lambs !

Pamela,yes, sweet memories. And thanks to Blogger I can record and hopefully keep the memories fresh.

jr...what, you didn't realize that when you were younger ? You are planning for your parent's retirement , aren't you ?

Noble Pig, you are going to be raising your sons in one of the BEST places in the world...the country, with woods, fields, a place where boys thrive , leaf piles galore...and worms and frogs, and.... Best thing we ever did was move to the country when our kids were young!

megan said...

Oh, that reminds me of how we used to go to the parks with the Poseys and when we were little and destroy all the neatly raked piles! :-) And go hunting for chestnuts.

Flower said...

What more could you ever want!
Such sweet faces and a happy memory for them to think back on!!

Have you read the book Marley and Me by John Grogan? It's worth reading and be touched by this man and his amazing Lab!
http://www.marleyandme.com/

We are so happy with Blue. He has found his place so quickly and we have many years to enjoy with him!!

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket said...

The children are so sweet, you are so blessed! My children used to love to jump in the leaves when they were young. Your pictures brought back sweet memories! blessings, Kathleen