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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

fabulous fall

we had a few amazing days this fall and the kids and i had a great time playing in the leaves. we didn't really have leaves at our old house (the trees were too little) so this was the first time they actually got to play in them. here's what we learned:
- kids love to jump in leaves - after they are assured that it's okay to mess them up

- waiting for leaves to get raked across a yard into a pile requires more patience then a 2 or 3 year old really want to display

- that when said 2 and 3 year old follow along behind the raker kicking the leaves back across the year it takes even longer

- remove sticks from the pile

- be sure removal of sticks actually means sticks leave the pile (not that they are simply placed on sibling's side of the pile)

- jumping into leaves is WAY more fun with a partner

- jumping in is fun but it's even better with a running head start

- in order to jump into leaves with a partner you must either run the same speed or not hold hands - this is very important!!

- even mommies and daddies love to jump in leaves

- being buried in leaves is also fun but does require a good hair brushing afterward


- babies like leaves but really should not be given them to chew on - even if you just wanted to share

2 comments:

The Maines Family Blog said...

i love the fall leaf pictures...childhood isn't it grand!!! love all they learn each day!

librariane said...

This *totally* sounds like a picture book! Great lessons learned. :)