(...and the leaves are pretty, too!)
I am just loving fall this year!
The cooler temperatures mean we've been outside to play almost every day. And the girls are having such fun "crunching" leaves as we walk.
It's pretty awesome to see them paying such attention to detail...looking at different leaves, and talking about how dry one is versus another, or oohing at a particularly big leaf on our path. They're also enthralled with pine straw, which is near and dear to this southern girl's heart.
We went to play in the backyard a couple of days ago, with the express intent of crunching leaves. The girls had a blast!
Mommy even encouraged them to sit in the leaves. I thought this would be a bigger hit...but I think the lure of running was just so strong.
The dandelions are also drying up, so I shared one of my fond childhood memories with the girls, blowing the dried seeds.
(I remember loving the yellow flowers in our yard as a child, which my dad didn't think were very "pretty". And then I remember blowing the seeds, which my dad also didn't love, as I was - of course - just spreading the weedy wealth...HA!)
It's funny that blowing on a dandelion seems like it should be so easy...but the girls were working really hard in that venture. Mommy had to help them finish it off each time (but I didn't mind!).
And lastly, Daddy helped the girls pick a few colorful leaves from the lower branches. We talked about the color and texture, and the girls didn't want to let those special leaves go!
Once again, Happy Fall, Y'all! Enjoy the beauty of the season!