Becoming Road

Becoming Road

Thursday, November 22, 2012

...maple {LEAVES}

We have a gorgeous maple tree in our backyard that turns bright red & orange in the fall!  I love it!  It is actually one reason we bought his home!  When I am in the kitchen (which is A LOT!) I love to look at this tree as it changes through the seasons.    It reminded me of when I was a little girl in upstate New York!  We had three large maple trees in our backyard and we spent a lot of time raking them. One time, our dad raked paths all along the yard making little "roads".  We then made homemade stop signs and designated different places in the yard as the "store," the "house"...etc.  We drove our bikes through the different paths for hours.  I remember thinking how cool Dad was for letting us play in the leaves instead of bagging them up that day.  Such good times!
 The kids decided to play in the leaves today after we did some raking!
Ethan just giggled throwing the leaves in the air...

Abby (neighbor), Ethan, Taylor (cousin), and Nyah

Nyah loved laying in the leaves...

Taylor loved jumping into the leaves over and over again...