Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Playing in the leaves

Stella loves going on walks and on this lovely day she went around the block with her Mom and I.  Scarlett was fast asleep so we took the opportunity to spend some one on one time with the newly christened Middle Child.  I didn't realize it at the time, but balled up tightly in her fist were three pebbles. 

It's difficult to pick up a pile of leaves when there is only one hand available for scooping!

But we manage to get a pretty good action shot.

Her mother realizes that she is holding on to the pebbles for dear life and frees her hand.

Joy ensues.

Leaves are tossed with abandon!  Both hands!

I can dump the leaves on top of my head!  Oh wait, I missed.  That's OK I'll do it ten more times!

Let's hit the road, I'm ready for some juice.

Thanks for joining me in my final niece filled days.  Tomorrow we are going to the Peanut Shop! 
I'm also going out to breakfast with a friend, gathering all of my items strewn about my mother's home and packing the car, then going out to the MSU Auditorium for a Robin Williams event.  Some time in there I'm going to try to blog, take photos, cry a little, kiss my nieces for the last time for a few months, hug the kitties and hopefully have enough energy to get up on Friday morning and take off for the first leg of my trip to Florida. 

It's been a lot of fun spending a whole month here.  Thanks everyone for taking the time to get together.  It's meant so much to me.  Thanks to all of my blogging friends for not getting too upset that I've been scarce on your blogs. 

Have a grand day!


Ruth Ann said...

Cute photos! Love the one where she's tossing leaves with both hands!

Just Breathe said...

Sweet photos. I use to love the big piles of leave. I didn't like raking them.

Unknown Mami said...

Look at all those leaves surrounding the cutie.

Alison said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures! I need to frame them!

Of course, I am her mom : )

Keetha Broyles said...

I LOVE this progression of pictures. So cute.

jennifer said...

That was the sweetest series of photos that I have seen all day. She looks so joyful! It makes me want to go play in the leaves too... I don't think it would be the same for me though.

I am so glad you were around to catch that memory with your camera.

Karen said...

Oh my gosh! These photos beautiful. If I was mom, grandma, auntie, etc. I would want them in one of those frames with multiple openings in the mat. She will love seeing these when she is older.

jb said...

As mama is the middle child, Stella is in goood hands. I hope you enjoyed the Peanut Shop...I could smell it as soon as I read your post. Hope you took some nifty pics of the store front..maybe the ghost of the Goat? Where we both once lived? I am getting Michigan lonesome!

Sharinskishe said...

You are such a wonderful blogging friend. Thank you for sharing your trip with us. I am so glad that you have had this time with your family and friends. It is a wonderful thing.

We miss you, but we know that you are well and happy. That is most important! Thanks for sharing and prayers for a safe return home.