Friday, November 11, 2011

A Great Big Pile

We've had some really beautiful weather here in Buffalo the past two weeks.  Temperatures in the 60's, even hitting the 70's once.  This is usually pretty unheard of in November.  All I can say it Thank Goodness because it makes raking those leaves so much more enjoyable when you don't have to do it while wearing winter gloves. 

This year Annabelle did a great job helping out.  Actually raking instead of just waiting for me to finish so that she can destroy my pile almost immediately.  Once she got into the pile though, all those big leaves were crushed down into tiny little pieces.  There were bits of leaves inside her clothes, in her hair, in her shoes.  But she had a blast and then had more fun afterwards in the bathtub with lots of bubbles.

So strong!

Running and running through the leaves.

Getting into the pile.

Where's Annabelle?

This is when the real mess started.

Leaves in her hair.
I love seeing her so excited to do something so simple.  It reminds me of when spending the whole day outside, playing in the leaves, was the most fun.  I hope that she doesn't grow up too quickly on me.


  1. Oh I love this post! It looks like she had so much fun!

  2. Fun fun fun, she will always remember the "piling of leaves" kids do. You can tell this is al girl who loves to have her some fun :)

  3. Oh my, I do love me a great big pile of leaves. I wish we had more trees here!

  4. Wonderful pictures!!! We have so many toys, but lots of times it's the simple things that my kids love the best too. :)

  5. Even though it looks like you worked hard to rake all those leaves, looks like you played hard too. It is too wet to rake all the leaves here but we need to.