We went to my mom's house up at Twin Lakes for a very, very leafy week. It snowed right before we got there so Jake got his first, not only glimpse, but touch of snow. We all got the 24 hour stomach bug right after we got there which put a damper on things, but I have to admit it is good having your mama when you're sick. Especially when you have a projectile vomiting toddler to contend with. The rest of the week I fiddadled with my camera, taking pictures of leaves, trees, Jake, more leaves and of course more Jake. I also spent a great deal of time poking through piles of leaves knowing Jake was under one.
Here is a great leafy/Jake pic that was tewtally not staged.
Jake spent most of his week discovering - surprise, surprise - leaves, sticks, fish, birds, ducks, deer, bears (yes, a real one) and snow. He was so obsessed with seeing another bear that if you even whispered that word or any word that sounded like it, he'd bolt over to the window, smoosh his nose against the glass and go, "grrrrrr". He also got to visit Hunewill Ranch, a real working ranch with real cowboys, and while there he met a few dozen horses and a few thousand cows. When he heard all the cows thundering around and mooing I think he actually burned his diaper. It was like he thought, "For Chrissakes! That's why you make that sound (moo) when you see one of these things!"
So I finally got my cool shot of fall which is just what I needed, living the rest of the time in the land of no seasons. Jonathan won't have to hear me bitch & moan about the weather here for a little while at least. You might not understand if you're from somewhere else how boring sunshine ALL THE TIME can really be. It's like too much of anything isn't a good thing. And plus, crunching through leaves is like therapy. It's one of the most satisfying things in the world.