it was a quiet afternoon and gracie and i were sitting on the lawn looking at all the different leaves, talking about our favorite ice cream flavor, when gracie had the idea,
"let's rake up a pile of leaves and jump in them."
so we did.
a sweet little pile of leaves ready for one person to jump into.
Birthday boy drove by on his lil motorcycle and said,
"hey! can i try it?"
so we raked the leaves up again into that sweet little pile,
and they jumped back into it.
after the thrill and fun of jumping into the second pile, lil m walked by and said,
"i'd like to try. let's rake it up again."
and of course we complied.
it was too much fun to pass up.
but after that third jump into that sweet little pile,
the rest of the kiddos in the neighborhood came running out,
and saw the red, orange, brown, and yellow leaves flying in the air.
"let's rake it back up and jump in it!"
of course, the more the merrier, so gracie and i raked the leaves again with them.
and then it was pandemonium.
probably the sweetest and craziest little pile of leaves in the world.
the squeals and giggles in the midst of the swirling colors around them.
and after all that crazy leaf jumping,
they raked it up ONE more time.
(which i'd run out of room on my memory card to take pics of the last event).
but as I was leaving that pretty autumn scene,
i thought to myself,
"who would have thought,
that all that colorful fun,
could happen from this sweet little pile of leaves."