Thursday, September 25, 2008

First Flecks of Fall

Yesterday was a gorgeous fall day.

The temperatures are getting cooler, the sky is a crisp, clear blue and though the leaves aren't changing yet, fall is in the air.

I took the kids to the park to enjoy what felt like a perfect day.

We weren't the only ones with such a great idea.

I put a quilt down in the grass, under a tree with beautiful sunlight filtering through the leaves, and laid Mia down to drink her bottle.

Austin played with some of the other kids and I enjoyed the beauty that surrounded me.

It was not just the beauty of the season I was enjoying, but also the beauty of my life.

I have two beautiful, healthy, happy kids, a husband who adores me and family and friends who surround me with love and support.

I am blessed and I don't take that for granted at all.

(Sorry for the sappiness, but the changing of seasons deeply affects me for some reason.)

After Mia finished her bottle I decided that it was time that she try a swing for the first time.

She loved it!
She was really mostly hanging there, but her smile was nearly constant.

I could stare at that happy face all day.

I sure wish I could bottle days like yesterday so that when the dark, cold, dreary days of winter hit, I could open them up and enjoy the perfection!


Summer said...

I love these pictures- spattered with light. Oh- isn't it the best time of year? If I could have put "Fall" in the box, I would have.

No sappiness apology needed here- I soak that stuff up. What a sweet baby girl!!! Her first ride? So cute!!

Lindsay said...

I too have a love of changing of seasons - especially at a park surrounded by trees and kids laughing! Great post.

Chelle said...

So sweet! Love the ones of her on the blanket...precious!

Kristen said...

Fall is my favorite!

I love how you captured those beautiful pics of Mia on the blanket. Perfect!

raising4boys said...

I love the changing seasons as well and have found myself taking the boys to the park more than I did this summer.

Cute Cute pictures!! Enjoy looking at them in the winter :)

Jenn said...

Those are great pictures, I haven't tried Brody in one yet .

Casey's trio said...

What great pictures of Mia!

Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

what a gorgeous week we had! i love the changing seasons and completely understand the sappiness ;)

Heather said...

I know exactly what you mean. I love fall, and the changing of the seasons always brings out the "sappiness" in me, too.

Your blog is adorable, and your babies are, too.

Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day!