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October 25th, 2013 at 5:00 am

A Simple Jump in a Leaf Pile

fall-leavesI’ve said it before, I LOVE all thing FALL! One of my favorite Fall activities requires a little work though.

The raking of leaves leads to my all time favorite activities and this year my boys actually raked a large amount of the leaves up. How could the little boys shown in the picture actually get big enough to do the work. Every year, once we accumulate enough leaves off our big maple trees in the front yard, we create a big leaf pile. It’s been pretty rainy around here lately so this years pile was a little wet and muddy. That didn’t stop the fun.

First it started with a couple of jumps into the pile. Then there was hiding under all the leaves. It concluded with the boys having endless hours of Fall fun. They couldn’t re-rake the pile enough. Its the simple things…

I usually start with some pictures. Then I retreat inside… where I secretly watch them from the living room. I love to soak in the pure fun they have with those leaves. This year I loved to watch the brother bond. In the past it was more fighting… No, I get to jump first. This year I smiled while I watched them grab each other’s hands and run into those leaves together.

It’s times like these that I wish they would never grow up.

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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October 4th, 2013 at 8:53 am

Childrens Books about Fall

It just can’t be said enough – reading with your child is important!  It becomes more fun when you mix up the book selections. You can only read that copy of Green Eggs and Ham so many times. A great way to mix up the book selection is by using the seasons. The colors of fall come to life in books. These are some of our favorites.

Fall Leaves Fall by Zoe Hall

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins

Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

How many seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara

The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

I Spy a Pumpkin by Jean Marzollo

Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills

Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat by Dorren Cronin

The Night before Halloween by Natasha Wing

Remember, your local library would LOVE to help you find these on the shelves, along with suggesting some new ones! Does your child have a Fall favorite?

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.


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