Those Autumn Leaves

Before the last of the leaves finally fall from their trees, I had to post a few photos of Olin in all his leaf-loving glory because it has been the overwhelming theme around here for a while now.

I took these photos several weeks ago when Grandma and Papa were in town as we were walking to dinner one night, but they are fairly indicative of all our walks with Olin this fall.  It literally takes us twice the amount of time to get anywhere these days because he stops every few steps to pick up “the most beautiful leaf!”  It’s totally worth the inevitable tardiness though because he gets so excited every time he finds one that fits his fairly high standards.

Like all phases with little ones, they fade away much too quickly and I have already noticed the rate at which he collects his leaves has dropped dramatically over the past week and so, I felt compelled to document this little hobby of his lest we start to forget this sweet phase in his life.

Thank you DC for giving us the most beautiful leaves that I have ever seen and the longest autumn that I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing.

Happy Friday everyone!

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P.S.  My sweet boy and I had a mommy/Olin date at his school this morning chopping vegetables for the school’s Thanksgiving feast next week and let me tell you, you haven’t lived until you’ve chopped leeks with a plastic butter knife and a group of 3 and 4-year-olds.  My hands still hurt!

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