I have to purge my mind of the guilt from not posting these photos. There are lots. Just so you know.
We spent a lovely fall day up at John's grandparents' cabin in Midway clear back in October. Yes, I'm going back there (not to worry, I'll be re-visiting summer once Christmas is over). I brought the camera along and snapped a few photos.
This was only a couple of months ago and already she seems so much bigger to me now than she was then. Someone get me a new baby. Mine is gone.
Lisa and I were laughing about how perfectly Pearl decided to pose with her little leaf. Yes little lady, just hold that fall leaf up in the air, twirl it around daintily and beam at it for an extended period of time so I can take your picture.
Loved that leaf-littered path.
Here are my children sitting nicely on a rock:
And here they are making out on the rock:
I've said it before and I'll say it again: kissing is serious business in this family.
I just like these two people so so much.
Someone (maybe Lisa?) demanded the camera so that she could snap a shot of our family. I wish I could love this picture but I totally look like I have a horrific bowl-cut going on with my hair so it's a little hard. I am trying though because I really love it of the other, normal hair-styled members of my family.
To wrap a little bow on my Fall posts (ah! I haven't posted about Halloween! Maybe I won't?) I'll finish off with a plethora of photos from an afternoon that we spent at our neighborhood park just a few weeks ago. The weather was starting to get nippy, but it was the definite space of Fall before Winter. I had not planned on taking many photos and only brought the camera along as an afterthought. I had planned to read a book and lounge while the kids played but those darn leaves drew me in. Also, George and Pearl were being so cute and it is a crime to ignore cuteness when you have a camera in tow to capture the moments. So basically my book sat on a bench by itself the whole time.
I love G's face in this first shot. A little bit smirky, a little bit mischief, a little bit sweet.
Pearl is so easy to take pictures of when she will actually cooperate because of those big eyes. And those big teeth. Oh how I love those teeth.
"Saucy minx" is a new phrase that Pearl has been spouting out lately. Because she hears me call her that frequently.
"Hey kids! Come lay in these leaves and let me drop some down on your faces! Sounds fun, right?"
Haha, this one of them with matching leaves covering their mouths is funny to me. George was doing that on his own so I told Pearl to do it as well.
These were ones they threw on themselves :).
They wanted me to bury them with leaves. So I did.
George was loving riding his bike through the leaves to make them crunch and break apart. And Pearl's little face is so funny to me, flinching away from a handful of leaves thrown her way (thank you, George).
Leaf-littered paths seem to be a theme in this post, no?
Pearl looks so concerned in this one.
Look at all those leaves! We were lucky to catch them before the clean-up guys came to blow them away.
After sufficient time frolicking and laying in leaves we made our way back to the playground. I tried to entice them over to the slides so that I could sit down and read, but they insisted on playing on this big cement wall that I was sure Pearl was going to fall off of. So I stayed close by. It worked out because I got a few pictures with those barren tree branches in the background that I ended up really liking.
Aren't those branches cool? I was really enjoying them. (As you can see.)
They were pretending and playing so well together. I was spying on them through this random cut-out in the wall.
I mostly included this because that first picture cracks me up. I so love how George has Pearl captured and distressed with a simple stick to her hood. And oh his smirk. He doesn't typically tease (in fact, he usually hates teasing/being teased), but when he does it is good.
I love her little toddler legs negotiating those stairs.
We finally did make it back to the playground, but the light was almost gone so I only snapped a few pictures.
I love his handsome face so much.
And her bright, sweet face, too.
And finally, a token shot of the leaves because they are pretty. And because I like that Pearl is crying in the background.
Whew. Now I can post about winter/Christmas activities without all the guilt :).