One of the greatest satisfactions of parenting is pouring an exhausted toddler into bed at night a half an hour early without so much as a whimper of protest. Bam. They're out cold for the night. I took my own advice the other day, taking advantage of unbelievably warm weather, and carted the kids over to my parents' tree covered, oversized backyard.
Have I mentioned that I think Fall is the bestest time of the year? As if my season crush wasn't strong enough, you can add to it one more thing: the simple fact that there are leaves on the ground will give small children hours of no-mess, enough-to-go-around-for-everyone entertainment.
I also took advantage of the warmer weather by going a little camera crazy on the kids while they played in the leaves. I hadn't gone full on photo shoot with them in awhile so I was a little trigger happy. Sorry if I just like totally killed your bandwidth.
This was earlier in the morning before it warmed up.
Not sure why Truman is hamming it up all of a sudden.
Yeah, I'm watching you boys.
Yes, Andersen, I will be taking your picture all day.
Run, son, RUN! Keep running! Are you tired? Run some more!
Maverick and Goose
Leaves! Hell yeah!
You get buried in the leaves, you jump out of the leaves.
You get buried in the leaves, you jump...
Truman likes to make rapid messes. Legos, leaves, macaroni and cheese... whatever.
I'm on a leaf pile, motherf#%er!
Still getting buried in the leaves. Still jumping out of the leaves.
I'm buried, right? No one can see me, right? Hello?
I been goin' so leaf crazy my hat's all crooked. Damn!
Leaves. Are. So. Awesome.
If you gots to get leaves out of your pants, you gots to get leaves out of your pants.
We play hard, we eat ice cream hard.
This may look like an upset child.
What you're actually viewing is a child that is exhausted and all in favor of an early bedtime. Success!
Spaghetti for dinner. Gotta carbo-load for the next day.
Take me to bed!