This fall was warmer than usual, and so it took a while for the last few leaves to fall off our trees.  (Actually, there's still a few leaves that continue to hang on...)

In any case, it seems that every year, Lewie enjoys the fall more and more, and every year, I need to get a picture of him in a big pile of leaves...

These past few weekends, Daddy's been rounding up the leaves with his lawn sweeper attachment to his tractor, and if Lewie isn't riding with Daddy, then he's hopping into the piles of leaves left behind.

I usually rake the piles of leaves into a plastic swimming pool, and then drag the pool to the woods for unloading.  Remembering his fun last year, Lewie quickly jumped into the swimming pool, so that I could drag him and the leaves for a ride.  He weighs at least ten pounds heavier than last year, but I have to admit that dragging him was worth it.  It was fun to rake leaves on top of his head as he squealed with delight.  It was even more fun tipping him over as the leaves fell and piled on top of him.

All I can say is that life is fun with a five year-old.  The monotonous act of raking suddenly turns into a fun day of making messes, then cleaning up, and making messes all over again just to run and play and laugh and be silly.  So worth it!


  1. Classic! Fall is one of my favorite times of year too. And Jed couldn't get enough of leaf jumping this year either.

  2. LOVE these pictures! It's going to be so fun to watch Mia jump and roll around in the leaves when she is older :)
    I'm so grateful it's been a warmer fall! Well, sort of. Half the week is sunny and 60's. The other half is windy/snowy and freezing temps! SO weird! That's how it's been each week!

  3. LOVE the pictures!! Classic Fall I feel! Looks like he had a blast and that is what it's all about right?! :) Hope you have a great week!

  4. There is nothing better than a child and a pile of leaves- definitely one of life's simple pleasures!


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