Thursday, October 18, 2012

The difference a year makes

Here is Dorothy enjoying an easy fall walk to look at the leaves last year.

And here she is enjoying a leaf-peeping walk this year.

Yikes!  It's a good thing I'm already pregnant, or looking at those two pictures would make me sooo baby hungry.  I remember how we thought it was so amazing last year that she would pull herself up to sit forward in the stroller so she could see better.  And now this year she's asking to hop out and push the stroller herself.

Now that the weather's finally cleared up, we've had some good leaf days.  Every year I'm amazed at just how beautiful it gets.  It's even better this year, since I have a really great excuse to pick up every cool leaf I see and talk about the colors.

This morning Dot grabbed an empty oatmeal container (She calls it a "basketball" and likes to throw it around) and we filled it with leaves and then dumped it over her head again and again.  Such good times.

And now some obligatory leaf pics from this year!  There are about a million people on the internet taking better fall foliage pictures than me, but I enjoy it all the same.


Jonathan and Emily said...

I love your leaves. We miss fall colors.

Tyler & Rose-Ellen said...

Wow. She's looking so grown up.

I really love that one of the leaves lined up in graduating colors. I wonder if it's good enough quality I could steal it and hang it up in my house? Did you take it on a real camera or iPod? You may not have a photog blog but you have a good eye!

Love you, miss you.

Sarah said...

It's an iPod photo, sadly. The camera on it is really low resolution (apparently the iPhone camera is much better) so they don't print out well to full size. I need to remember to get out my regular camera more, but it doesn't fit in my back pocket like the iPod does.

Victoria Blanchard said...

I love the pic of the leaves, too! And Dot is darling, and definitely not a baby anymore!