11.01.2009

Cherished moments...

Do not laugh!


This is how us lazy folks rake our leaves.....actually....we hand the children the rakes....and Bryan grabs the leaf blower....





It got done in record time though.....and here is a play by play of some sweet moments the kids had.






















































Moments in time.


We all need a few of these.


xo
{oh...and btw...i think i broke my scale this morning....i am totally serious...}











52 comments:

Brenna LaPray said...

Love the pictures! I showed Luke and he said, "That's what they're made for." He likes the kind that sucks them up and shreds them. I guess we're "lazy folks" too.

Tonia Hobbs said...

Whatever it takes for a little fun!

foggogs said...

those pics are precious. The kids look like they are having a blast! Thanks for checking out my blog! I really appreciate it!

Lori said...

I love these pictures Kasey ~ they are truly cherished moments...

Bonnie said...

So cute! Please send em all over to my yard soon! Actually, I could seriously use one of those electric(?) leaf blowers... what kind do you have? it looks easy to use.

Julie Harward said...

How cute! As the kids were jumping into that pile..so was I. I love that about Fall..we did that with our kids too...such fun! (me too with the scales!) Come say hi :D

Leen said...

Super cute pics! Looks like you almost lost your little guy in that pile!

We only have a few leaves :(
Now, long leaf pine needles, those we have!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

aww, i LOVE those pictures! it is moments/pictures like that when i miss living in Virginia! Enjoy the season!!!
ps-i FOR SURE broke mine too...my idea last night was to eat as much chocolate as i could in hopes of being turned off by it today......DIDN'T WORK!

stefanie said...

now that's what fall is all about!!!

Martha said...

Such beautiful pics...one of the things I miss in my house growing up were the trees that lost sooo many leaves...just beautiful moments...LOVE it!
And Kasey...my dear...seriously doubt you broke the scale...

*The Beautiful Life* said...

"Cherished moments" is THE perfect term for these pics!!! What kid doesn't dream of taking a running leap into a huge pile of leave??? :)

Hey... you told me I had to watch out for leaf worms! How did the kids fare? ;)

Great, great post! Good times!

Ruth

The Flying Bee said...

Love these pics!

xo,
Adrienne

jules said...

wish we were experiencing fall...in the 80's today...looks like fun though. jules

Carmen said...

My kids actually LIKE raking leaves. Go figure. haha I am actually borrowing my mom's leaf blower to finish up ours. We have so many!

Morgan said...

Hahaha I've never thought of raking that way..good idea! :)

I love the pictures of the kids, so cute!

Kimberly said...

I am impressed!!! much more work than my hubbie puts in.... He lets the kids rake one pile to jump in, and then he mows it all up!!! Looks like so much fun!!!
xxx kim

Brynwood Needleworks said...

I could almost smell the leaves looking at your photos. Thanks!
Hugs from Florida (where I actually wish I had some of those leaves!)
xoxo
Donna

Love the Decor! said...

Too funny I could so see my hubby doing the very same thing :)

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

being in sunny socal - i'm so in LOVE with these shots.

what fun memories you've made for your kiddos!

so fun....xoxoxo

{ L } said...

These photos are CLASSIC! ...like out of a movie. What fun. :)

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Love those heads poking out of the leaves. And a happy fall to you!
Kirsten

Jacqueline said...

Oh Kasey, these photographs are brilliant....you have captured the fun of playing in the Autumn leaves so well......and I just love your last comment...you have such a natural talent for humour. XXXX

Jen Kershner said...

I think few things call to a child the way a pile of leaves does.

Susan said...

gorgeous photos!
susan

T said...

I remember doing that as a kid, so much fun!!
I HIGHLY doubt you broke your scale, I've SEEN your tiny clothes! :)

paige said...

so cute!
the kids too
winkwink

Julie said...

How fun. I remember those moments with my kids when they were small.
We have pics too. They are cherished now. I love the two following quotes...and take them to heart, now that my four "kids" are 16 to 22 years old, and starting to leave the nest.

"Remember the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the Big Things."

"We do not remember days, we remember MOMENTS..."

Love to visit your blog and see your photos. :-)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Leaf piles are my kids favorite part of fall! Looks like y'all had a great time! Sorry about the scale. sigh.

Mary said...

lovely photos...the kiddos look like they have a fabulous time. ;o) ~mary~

Melis said...

Great pics Kasey...we don't have enough leaves to rake here. Guess my kids are missing out ;) We just collect acorns from the oak trees. Looks like loads of fun!

Kim said...

Well of course a leaf blower!!! Is there any other way?!?!? Thank God for leaf blowers!

littlebyrd said...

I wanted to see a picture of you jumping in the leaves! Seriously though....these are so cute :)

Leah C said...

Jumping into a big pile of leaves...oh what joy:) Priceless pictures!
{And I'll bet you did not break your scale}

traci said...

yep, that's how we rake and sweep....the garage and shop, not the house...but maybe i need to adapt that approach.

Laura said...

beautiful pics, but where is the shot of the scale?

Anne Marie said...

sounds like you need some good farm-cooking Kasey.........

anytime you want to come out for dinner!

what age is your daughter? mine are 10 and 5.......

BonjourRomance said...

Wonderful pictures! Now this is what happy kids look like!

LuLu said...

thats my hubby's kind of raking.... is there any other kind!! LOL oh the sweet memories of leaves.... precious! seriously i want to jump right along with them.
xo,
LuLu

a little bit vintage said...

Great pics! Looks like your kiddos had a blast! Happy week to you! :)

Smiles,
Rachel

Kristin said...

I have a very tiny tree in my front yard with about 30 leaves and no children so I probably could not pull that off huh? Big SMILE! Looks like fun!

Tracey said...

Well Bryan is looking like Mr. Leafblower stud man!!

The kiddos are pretty darn cute too!!!

:) T

Jboo said...

Now that's the right way to enjoy some leaves! Ours were all wet and slippery and gross and I actually shoveled them into bags -- ick!

Have a great week!

Janet

Sarah said...

Great pictures! Your kids are so adorable!

Jerri said...

As Rick was raking our leaves yesterday, the sound of a leaf blower could be heard over on the next street and I said "honey, do you hear that? that, my dear is the sound of a man whose wife adores him and bought him a leaf blower"...ha ha ha...I really do adore my Rick....anyways the kids are too cute as always...what fun jumping in the leaves!!

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

I could use a leaf blower...we don't even have any trees but our lawn is still covered in them. I'd like to blow them back on our neighbors' lawns. Just kidding...sorta.

PS~Erin said...

awesome!

I was just noticing that the lawn service from across the street blows their leaves into our yard... I'm thinking that gives us a bye on both raking and blowing!

Might be worth it though for these priceless pics.

paperbird said...

Love these photographs Kasey- and the leaf blower- too funny!

Kaydence Mesy said...

I have always wanted to jump in a pile of leaves like that but I grew up in California and that opportunity has never presented itself :(

Jenns Three Graces said...

I was just thinking back to doing this as a child - the crunchy leaves, the dusky smell, my dad being patient....Jennifer

Beth said...

gorgeous photo's my friend..just gorgeous.
Bethie

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Ahhh...nothing like jumping into a bed of fresh rakes leaves.

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

We have you beat...paid the neighbor kid last Saturday to get the leaves off of our {small} front yard. With a blower....