Saturday, September 30, 2017

Picture my Week

   The big maple tree in front of our house keeps dropping leaves. We try to keep after them, but it feels like a losing battle. Steven loved raking piles together so he could play in them.

Discovering just how big and pointy a nose shadow looked on the wall brought on gales of laughter one morning. The girls have this talent of seeing the funny in basically anything.

Steven picked a teensy tiny flower and on his quest to find a vase that would fit it, settled on a thimble. It made an adorable little centerpiece for the kitchen table.

Rosie Mae loves fall baking, and combined with her love of trying new recipes produced another winner. A spice cake topped with an apple cider cheesecake.

Kenneth likes to have a picture of every restoration project he participated in completing. I love his determination and enthusiasm for a job well done.

As much as I love green ferns covering the forest floors during summer, there is something about their autumn hues that really speaks to me.

 Listening to the older children's history lesson sparked Steven's creativity and he built an ancient structure. Quite different from his usual carefully planned out houses and barns.

Did I mention we have a hard time keeping after all the leaves? We started our week in pictures with Steven playing in leaves, and I think it's fitting to end it with another one.


  1. Hi Mary Ann~

    Beautiful fall post! What fun, Steven had playing in that big pile of leaves!

    Nature really does know how to put on a show when the seasons change. It doesn't matter which season, she truly makes it magnificent, although I have to say, fall is my favorite.

    The cake looks delightful, and very fitting for fall.

    Your week looked amazing, with tons of creativity and work!


  2. Hi Mary Ann,what a lovely happy post ,love the pics of Steven playing in the leaves,my grandies would love to do that ,lol xx

  3. Our leaves haven't really begun to fall, but the acorns! Oh, the acorns! We have to carry an umbrella out to the mailbox to keep from being beaten about the head and shoulders. Those things are small, but they are mighty.

  4. I love these photos of your family enjoying the simple pleasures of life. Thanks for sharing them with us, Mary Ann! May the Lord favor you today.


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