On The First Day Of Fall...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

On the first day of fall, we couldn't just stay inside all day, could we?...

So we grabbed our butterfly nets, and went on a hunt!

Surely we'd be able to find signs of the new seasons arrival, somewhere.
Do cactus lose their needles?

"Do you see any leaves, Charlie?", asked Eleanore, with her basket full of goldens and greens.

Having none yet, in his net, Charlie went off on an adventure all of his own.

"I'll find the very best leaves!", he stomped!

And find the very best leaves he sure did...

A slam dunk of Autumn- a mix of tiny hands and nature, straight into the net.

And then without warning-

He whacked the narrator in the lens with his accomplishment.

Sister, of course, thought this was pretty funny, and did the running man to emphasize her giggles.
It was pretty funny, you're right.

But while I've got her here, just take a look at that outfit, and those expressions, especially that last one.

She makes it hard to be mad at her.

Go ahead, running man, make fun of Mommy all you want.

While doing silly dances by the side of the road when somebody gets hit in the face with a mesh bag full of crunchy treasures is fun and all-

She had bigger fish to fry.

There were wayyyy too many leaves just laying around, begging to be collected.

Also, dirt to dig in.
Leaves are only fun for so long.

So we walked around for a little bit longer, added a few more leaves to the net, and then decided that all good things must come to an end.

Besides, it was lunch time!

And what perfect timing we had, because who should we run into on the way home??


That guy.

Before Charlie even had a chance to get up and out of the street, Eleanore was running and chasing after Daddy down towards the house.

And she almost beat him.

Charlie and I waltzed hand in hand, all the way home.

Until Christopher cut into our dance, that is.

Alright, worlds-best-dad, come and take some pictures of me and the babies. I want to remember our fun first day of fall adventure forever and ever.

Wait, wheres Charlie?

Charlie get over here!
Make Mama look good.



Thats all I get?
Just a quick passing by?

Fine then. I'll just attack your sister with love...

See, just like in a photo booth. Half of someones face has to be cut off.
I love it.

I'll surely remember and cherish collecting leaves on that first day of fall, with my very favorite babies, forever and ever and ever and ever.

Even if I did get nailed in the nose with a net.


Colleen September 26, 2010 at 5:37 PM  

Love it! Looks like so much fun and the kids look so big!

Casy Schweickart September 26, 2010 at 5:45 PM  

Wow, that looks like so much fun! I love fall too...we've been running around that farm like crazy now that we can without dying of heat exhaustion. Love the pics. :0)

Allison @ I heart Change September 26, 2010 at 8:18 PM  

Supercute! Looks like a great day. And that collecting leaves was a lot of fun.

Ashley September 26, 2010 at 10:30 PM  

loooove your hair. its look great, and Im jealous! your babies are just too cute..and i looove eleanore's outfit!

Mommy Elephant Sarah September 27, 2010 at 1:39 AM  

Looks like my kind of day. I'm loving your red hair!!

Bobbi Janay September 27, 2010 at 2:13 AM  

That sounds like an amazing day.

Lauren September 27, 2010 at 2:44 AM  

You guys are the cutest family EVER. And Christopher looks like that bike is too small for him. There. I said it. Teehee. Seriously, adorable family. *HUGS*

CourtneyKeb September 27, 2010 at 6:56 AM  

Your little family warms my heart!

Nen September 27, 2010 at 7:35 AM  

love it! love how charlie was sitting in the road... hehe (ok, in any other circumstance, that would be bad... but it was cute with christopher right there!)

Oh Mandie September 27, 2010 at 8:18 AM  

I'm sort of jealous that you guys were outside in short sleeves on your hunt for Fall. We're bundled up in pants and hoodies here.

AlyGatr September 27, 2010 at 12:08 PM  

What a fun adventure. Charlie looked so darned happy with his net full of leaf booty :) I adore Elli's outfit. It looks like something Amelia would put together. I'm glad you and Evelyn got in on the photo op. We are still waiting for our leaves to resemble something worthy of Fall!

beka September 28, 2010 at 1:20 PM  

This post was so beautiful:)
Afternoon walk, funny little childrens and their faces, their antics...
Pretty mama and sweet little bundled-up baby:)
Oh, and *that* guy. :)

MommaPebz ★ September 30, 2010 at 10:30 AM  

I just love your posts, the way you tell your stories, & how absolutely insanely adorable your family is! So glad I found your blog completely by accident!

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