Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fall Traditions ~ Leaf Pile Jumping

Well, it is no secret that our boys love to jump in piles of leaves.  Brody was begging to jump in the leaves for weeks before Daddy finally blew (instead of raked) the leaves into piles.  We try to wait until most are on the ground, but it does seem like we will have to do it one more time if the weather will cooperate.  So when we finally had a nice and somewhat relaxing weekend at home, Daddy spent an afternoon blowing the leaves into piles for us and then mulching the leaves to put around our trees and shrubs.  Evan and Brody had a blast, as usual, throwing leaves in the air and practicing their diving skills into the piles.

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Brody begging to play in the leaves weeks before we actually made some piles.

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In case you have never had an opportunity to partake in this fun fall tradition, these boys will show you how much fun it is to jump into piles of leaves.  Note:  it is not always easy to get action shots of the boys throwing leaves in the air or running and jumping, but if you take hundreds of pictures like we do, you are likely to get a few good ones.  Many of our shots are out of focus or focused on the leaves instead of the boys' faces, etc.

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It was actually warm enough to not need coats.
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One shot of Brody looking at the camera.

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And one of Evan looking at the camera.  
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And both of them kind of looking.

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Silly boys

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Love Brody's face

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And Evan's face here.  

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Sweet boys

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Yep, I think Brody is somewhere under all those leaves.

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Pesky big brothers!

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My crazy big kid.

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It was a good day!


  1. This pictures are all so amazing! Brody looks sooooo grown up! He looks like such a big boy.

  2. This does look like a fun tradition. It is one that Michael grew up doing but one that I have never, ever experienced. And my kids have not either. We've talked about taking the kids to Vermont in the fall for a number of reasons, but I will go ahead and add this to the ever growing list.

  3. This looks like so fun Sherry. Since we had to take down our big tree this summer, we didn't get huge piles of leaves. Sadness :(


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