When we came home from our Thanksgiving break Coco was delighted to find that Autumn had really done it’s job in our neighborhood. And the maintenance guys had not.
Leaves were everywhere–covering the playground, the sidewalk, and our doorsteps. So I figured it was time I teach Coco what it is to build a leaf pile.
Some of our methods were unconventional.
We don’t own a rake–but we made do.
Most of our neighbors were still in hibernation/vacation so we built that one by ourselves.
But the next day–oh boy. We really started something.
We could not believe how quickly our pile grew!
It was so cute to see all the kids, ages 0-11, constructing a massive leaf pile.
Seriously? It doesn’t get more basic or old school than that, now does it?
These are the kind of days I want my kids to remember. These are the kind of days I want to cherish.
[…] one of my most favorite memories as a mom is the day we got the whole neighborhood to make a leaf-pile. Now that I’m in LA I’m going to have to hunt for those crispy leaves. Perhaps […]
[…] one of my most favorite memories as a mom is the day we got the whole neighborhood to make a leaf-pile. Now that I’m in LA I’m going to have to hunt for those crispy leaves. […]
Maybe you’ve begun a new tradition… a leaf-raking party each fall! Loved the pictures – it looked like so much fun!
Hey Hill, Those big piles of leaves were the best when I was a kid. All my cousins and I would go to our grandparent’s vineyard, which was surrounded by walnut trees. The piles would be big enough to take a running jump and land into, and it was like landing on a soft mattress. We even buried ourselves underneath the piles when we played hide and seek. I love that you are old school. Keep making those memories, lady! They are so, so worth it, as Jonathon, Deanna, and I can attest to. Did you hear I am going to be a grandma? Jonathon and Ashley are due on July 9. The baby will be named Evan Wayne, after Mr. Trone, if it is a boy. Deanna is also getting married this summer. We are doing the full circle of life in a way that God understands, but I don’t. Sometimes it is hard to trust Him, but I still know that He is good. I love you girl!