Friday, October 24, 2008

Cleaning Up the Leaves

Most all of the leaves have fallen off of our trees now, which means its time to play in the leaves....and of course then clean them up. So we let Ella play a few times in the leaves and then she jumped on the tractor to clean them up with Daddy.

We have this little John Deere tractor that we were hoping to use over the summer to cut the grass, but every time we tried to use it, and fix it....it was scalping our yard. Atleast I got my exercise by using the push mower (not sure if a happy face or a sad face should be inserted here...heehee) But Ella loved riding on the tractor and it did have an attachment in the back that rakes up the leaves, so we decided to keep it.

Ella made a pile and started playing the drums. Oh, how I tried getting a good picture of her throwing the leaves in the air....

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All these sticks that Ella is picking up belong to two cottonwood trees that have been the bain of my husbands existence for years (more of that to come in a future post). Besides having to pick up dog poop before mowing, picking up all of the branches that fall at this time of the year was a huge pain in the a**, although a great chore for Ella.

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Happy Daddy and Ella time. :)

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8 comments:

cherish.photography October 26, 2008 at 12:32 AM  

geez... I love fall pics! Thanks for sharing yours!

MGF October 26, 2008 at 11:21 AM  

The leaves in the air are so awesome.

Jen October 26, 2008 at 8:42 PM  

Yeah, you did a great job capturing the leaves in the air and I love the black & white one.

Maya October 27, 2008 at 9:43 AM  

Such great fall shots!!! I think you did great catching the leaf throwing!

Christina October 27, 2008 at 10:42 PM  

All the awesome fall picture you've been taking are making me sooooo envious!! I'd love to spend an afternoon raking up leaves. I know, I'm crazy. ;o) I just love the light in all your images, too.

Jaimee October 28, 2008 at 3:24 PM  

OMG! These literally brought me back to playing in the piles of leaves as a kid....Don't think I've told you, but we lived in Minnesota when I was 1-6 years old!

LOVE that BW of Ella...OMG that face...she totally melts me, I can imagine what she does to her momma!!

Julie October 28, 2008 at 9:05 PM  

The 3rd picture and the BW of Ella are gorgeous!!!! I love them! :D The leaves haven't fallen from our tree yet (red maple). I promised Daniel that he could play in the leaves... I hope he gets to! We're supposed to have 50mph winds tonight!

Kimberly October 28, 2008 at 9:33 PM  

I love the simplicity of this shot. Gorgeous!

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