Sunday, September 26, 2010
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??
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.