Every year we go out to the boulevard on our street and rake up all the lovely red maple leaves we can find and instead of putting them on the compost pile like reasonable people, we fill our back yard with them and then we rake them into a big pile again and again and again to have some fun.
Adeline has always loved this and as soon as the pile appears she is immediately tossing huge armfuls of leaves over her head and at anyone nearby. Adeline rolls in the leaves and asks to be buried in them, she kicks them over and bellyflops into them - laughing the whole time, of course.
Adeline loves any experience that gives her lots of full body sensory input! Vivian is more of a full body sensory input avoider, so it took her a little time to warm up and while she would hold the leaves and loved to have them fly down over her she absolutely would NOT sit or lay down in the them and the thought of being buried in them was pretty offensive to her! That's not to say she didn't have a lot of fun though, it's just different fun than her sister!
Vivian kept saying "It's snowing! It's snowing leaves! This is so fun!" and she loved the leaves falling all around her as we all threw them at each other and made it "snow".
Adeline has decided that she does want her picture taken sometimes and has been working on her posing...
Adeline is always beautiful, but I still prefer a picture of a real smile and shining eyes showing the joy of having fun with your family!
The weather can just stay like this until we get snow on Christmas Eve and then January 1st spring can start. I get to be the boss of that, right?
October is totally my month. Add "playing in autumn leaves" to the list of things I love about this month.