Making memories one day at a time.......and then I write about it.

Monday, October 28, 2013

It's Fall. It's Sunday. I'm Lazy.












Yesterday the weather was gorgeous.  We got home from church and these two Natives grabbed some rakes and started raking piles of leaves to jump and play in.  I sat and watched pondering on the irony of the situation.  Had I asked The Natives to rake the leaves so we could clean up the yard it would have been met with complaining and all sorts of woes and, "I hate raking leaves.  Why do we have so many trees......."  Since it was their idea and for pleasure, well........ that's different.

I can remember growing up doing this very same thing.  If asked to do it, what ever 'it' is..... 'it' was a chore.  If it was my idea though!!  Well then!  Play time!!  The key here, is trying to figure out how to make it appear as if all the chores The Natives do are their own ideas and are for their fun and pleasure!  Yeah.... I bet Adam and Eve thought the same thing and parents since then have been trying to figure out how to pull the wool over their native's eyes.  Yeah.  I'll get back to you when I figure this one out.

In the meantime, I enjoyed sitting outside watching these two tumble and tussle and throw 'pies' in each other's faces.  Not a bad way to spend a lazy fall Sunday afternoon............

P.S.  Notice anything.........  STRANGE in the first two photos??

12 comments:

  1. What beautiful autumn leaves, and what happy kids! My kids were trying to rake and jump and play the other day, but we don't have enough leaves on the ground yet . . . I don't know why . . . we live on a greenbelt and are literally surrounded by hundreds of trees.

    And, yup, I see the body in the window--looking out on the fun rather than joining in. :)

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    1. The body in the window is my goofy photo bomber who won't let me take normal pictures of him but he is more than happy to be a stinker and shows up in the funniest places. I had no idea he was doing that until I downloaded these photos and busted up laughing!

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  2. Oh my gosh, what GREAT photos! It's like looking at a magazine spread - like an ad for how to live happily. Or beautiful models selling beautiful front windows and doors. And I noticed your funny, funny photo bomber immediately. I can well imagine your laughter upon discovering his surprise appearance!

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    1. PicMonkey. Makes pretty much any photo way better than what I start with. :)

      My photo bomber has me laughing often. He's always doing quirky stuff like this.

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    2. PicMonkeying is addictive. Soooo many possibilities...

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    3. :D I knew you'd agree with me!

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  3. Rachel those are amazing photos. I love the fall colors, we haven't got ours yet,maybe in the next two weeks. Your home looks warm and cosy, very pretty inside. Thanks for your comment,, aah yes, we had the kids harvesting the apples, what the squirrels left over, soon we will have 5 000 avocados to harvest:((((( Lovely to hear from you.xxx

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    1. Oh my goodness!!! 5000 avocados?!! How in the world do you harvest them? I wouldn't know what to do with them either then avocado sandwiches and guacamole. How do you preserve them? Soo lovely to hear from you too!!! XXX

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  4. Looks like they were having a wonderful time.

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  5. They were having a wonderful time! I love moments like these when I sit back and watch The Natives playing with abandonment with each other. Makes my mama heart happy.

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  6. Goodness these pictures are heaven. They belong in a magazine!

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