Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Catching Leaves

Chloe begged for fall to arrive the entire summer. And while I didn't really understand why she felt this way, I completely agreed. Well, as Autumn drew near, she began to mention her desire to catch a leaf. Okay. Now I understood. But where did this desire come from? I don't really know. Who can ever know how ideas enter a five year old's mind?


Anyways, my plans for a big celebration for the first day of fall...well...fell. We barely had time to make it outside to walk in the leaves that day. So, last week, I took Chloe out for her promised leaf catching day. She enjoyed it so thoroughly that I expect this will become a yearly tradition.




We even saw a few fairy dwellings while out and about in our woodlands. We stopped to watch the river roll by. We caught a caterpillar and made a little home for him with stones.


I love fall! How about you?

(P.S. Leaf catching is much harder than it would seem. I only caught one leaf and poor, dear Chloe failed to catch any. But you wouldn't have noticed with all the giggles and and laughter that filled those woods that day.)


LadySnow said...

Sounds like a wonderful day and Autumn is my favorite season!

Sarah said...

Looks like you all had a great time. I may have to take Miss A~ out for a leaf catching day too. :)

Lisa said...

You totally brought me back to my childhood. I have always loved love to catch leaves as they fall to the ground. I was amazed by the idea that this leaf had grown and was untouched by anyone or anything until the moment that I caught it falling to the ground.
I'm sure Chloe will catch one soon!