Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fall Means Leaf Piles

Nieve looking to see what all the ruckus is about...

Mom and I love the fall- crisp air, beautiful colors, and the excitement that comes with the autumnal holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. Ronan and Nieve love fall for a different reason - all of the leaves that drop.

Nieve quickly made herself at home in one of the leaf piles...

We're lucky to have an array of brilliant foliage near our house, from Japanese Maples to Chinese Pistache to Ginkos. While the kids do notice the colors what really makes them happy is playing in the piles of fallen leaves.

...and was charmed when more leaves started floating down on her...

...until the leaves started really dumping! (yes, Nieve is in the center of that deluge of leaves)

At one of the parks in the neighborhood a couple of trees dropped their leaves last week. Some children had formed great piles out of the leaves, so Ronan and Nieve made the most of it.

Nieve played happily while Ronan started to mix it up with Auntie Sheila...

...and after he provoked a fight between Auntie Sheila and Bhavesh Kaka he moved on in search of yet another target...

Auntie Sheila, Mom, and Bhavesh Kaka all joined in the romp, throwing arm-fulls of leaves and each other into the growing piles. Ronan was the most enthusiastic; at one point he dumped enough leaves on top of Nieve to bury her completely.

...and found Mommy! Note how sweet Nieve is, assuring Mom that everything will be OK

Soon the weather will become wet and cold but until then we'll enjoy our time outside in the refreshing fall air.


The kiddos, happy but exhausted in their leafy nest

3 comments:

CalBadger said...

Nice! Just who raked all those (oak?) leaves? I can say from remembered experience, playing in Fall leaf piles is a BLAST! Great photos too!

Holly Teetzel said...

I love the third pic of Nieve with the leaves gently falling down. What fun. It dawned on me that growing up in SoCal you didn't get the pleasure of playing in leaf piles when you were growing up. No harm in starting now :-)

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