Maybe I’m imagining it, but it seems like we haven’t had the greatest weather this fall. We had a great summer, so I can’t complain too much, but it feels like we’ve had a lot of rain since September hit. And if it’s not rainy, there are very gray skies.
Today, it was a really nice day—almost too warm for fall, actually—so instead of coming home from work and heading into the kitchen to make dinner, we decided to throw a frozen pizza in the oven and spend our time playing outside. After all, we still hadn’t introduced Nora to the fun that is playing in the leaves.
Our girl was happy to play outside in the fresh air.
She is obsessed with picking these berries off of our shrubs and bringing them to us. It’s crazy what they latch onto as “fun” activities.
To distract her from the berries, I brought out a basket of sand toys she received for her birthday. Who needs actual sand?
As it turned out, sand toys (especially buckets) are really fun with leaves, too. BIG SMILES.
So simple. So fun.
When you grow to be an adult, leaves suck. They are just another chore to add to the long list of chores. But then you have kids, and through their eyes, you learn to see the fun in them again.
I predict at least a few more jaunts in the leaves this fall.
Oh, and how about the outfit? Crazy cute, huh? The boots slay me. Nora was in “a mood” this morning, and I had to literally wrestle the boots onto her, and quickly distract her while she cried “BOOOOOOTS!!” and tried to kick them off immediately. I normally choose my battles and if she wants to wear purple crocs with an outfit that doesn’t match them, whatever. But today, I fought and won. And it was totally worth it. :)
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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