Friday, November 14, 2008

Leafy Brotherly Love

Fall is left behind
Like leaves scattered on the ground
I will miss you so!

The above photo was inspired by one that I saw on Wayfaring Wanderer's site. In her original photo she had a field of leaves, with a grassy heart in the middle. The minute I saw it I knew I wanted to find some red leaves to make a heart. It became something of an obsession art project for me. I actually ended up "borrowing" some leaves from my friend Melinda's yard to use with all the yellow leaves we had scattered around. I love the end result!

I am so sad that most of the leaves around here are gone. The ones that are left are brown and yucky. I guess that all good things must come to an end. I'll have to wait another year to see Fall again.

Inside of my home, however, there are things that I have been overjoyed to see. My two little boys are figuring out how to play together, and it is the most adorable thing EVER!

Jonah will get down on the ground and say "Eli, come here! Come this way!". Then Eli tries to follow and catch up with him, giggling all the while. He thinks it is a great game... if only Jonah wasn't so fast! Eli also wants to play with whatever Jonah is playing with. Here are the two boys this weekend playing with blocks.


Jonah is definitely learning to tolerate Eli more and do a better job of sharing toys with him. It's fun to see them start to play together. (They both got haircuts on Saturday too. I think Eli's hair is so fuzzy and cute!)

I have even caught Jonah encouraging Eli to come into his room. Then he closes the door so Eli can't get out. I guess that way he has a captive audience! Either that, or they are already forming a "boys only" club. I think it's pretty funny.

PhotoStory Friday
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48 comments:

  1. I love your heart pic! It's a great idea. The boys are so cute and it is awesome that they are finally learning to play together. So sweet!

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  2. I'm like you I am sad fall is behind us. It is a beautiful season. I heart your heart!;) So cool. The boys look so sweet playing together. don't you just wish you could freeze them at that stage!

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  3. I love the heart picture!! Really cool:-)

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  4. I too am sad that Autumn in coming to an end. However, that is a stunning picture and your boys are adorable.

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  5. Trust me, they're plotting in that room. I know whereof I speak.
    That shot of the leaves is really great.

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  6. Okay, that leaf pic is AWESOME!! We still have some fall leaves around here. If it is dry in the next few days maybe I can copy you and capture that great idea!

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  7. That is AWESOME! I love the red heart, such a great idea :o)

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  8. Kids learning to play together is great! Especially with many days locked inside coming up.

    Love your leafy heart. :)

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  9. Those are two great pictures!!! I love the leaves...I might have to give that a try next fall (like you our leaves are too brown...and currently too wet)

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  10. That is so cute! I am SO sad fall is leaving! It is my favorite by far!!

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  11. I love, love, love that leaf photo. Sadly all our leaves are brown mush now or I might obsess about taking one of my own.

    You boys club is adorable as well. The best Peace for moms is when the kids get along.

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  12. That really is amazing, the leaf picture. I saw the same and thought about doing it but didn't remember until seeing this. :) Perfectly done!

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  13. The heart is such a neat picture!

    And I hope that the bedroom sharing continues. We have our moments. But mostly K-Girl now shoo's him out whenever he gets within a foot of her bedroom door. It was nice while it lasted.

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  14. Oh - that really brought a tear to my eye because I so totally remember when my kids first started doing that too. It's SO precious - and let me tell you, it keeps getting better! How far apart are you kids?? Mine are 16 mo apart and right now they argue a lot, but the good definitely outweighs the bad. So precious@

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  15. I love the leaf heart--great idea! am really missing the leaves too--there's still a few hanging on but I'm depressed they'll be gone soon.

    Your boys are adorable!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

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  16. I LOVE the leaf picture!! I've never seen one like that. That's really amazing. Love it. Sooo cute of your boys too. Hope your day was sweeet!

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  17. Thank for the leaf picture! We don't have such beautiful leaves in AZ.

    I guess a boys club isn't bad as long as you don't have girls around. :)

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  18. I love the leaf picture! What a great way to capture fall.

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  19. Your heart turned out great!

    Your sweet boys are adorable. My girls are 2&3 and play, play, play. I was an only child & it always warms my heart that they will have one another.

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  20. Great photos once again!! The red and yellow leaves are so pretty together. It's so great once your kids start playing together.

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  21. What a wonderful picture! I love the red leaves. They are my favorite.

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  22. great leaf photo and I love his fuzzy hair as well!!

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  23. love the picture of the leaves... such a great idea. i will have to do that.... wait, all my leaves are gone... maybe next year...

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  24. that heart pic is beautiful! the kiddos look soooo alike in that photo. they have the cutest faces!

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  25. What a really great idea about the leaf hearts! You did a fantastic job.

    Your kids are so darned cute together.

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  26. I heart your photos!

    Beautiful...

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  27. That is a great project and it turned out so very cool!

    The boys are so cute. Sharing is something my girls are working on too.

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  28. Sweet post and pictures!!

    You MUST get Guitar Hero!!!!! I don't like or play video games but this is soooo cool!!

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  29. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that leaf shot, you have inspired me to attempt it. And the legos? LOOKS painfully similiar! :)

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  30. Wow, it looks like that leaf pic is from google it looks so good. Very nice!

    It must be so touching to see your boys like that together!

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  31. I love that heart photo - I'm going to try and do that this weekend, for sure. :)

    The haiku is sweet, too - I'll be sad to see all the colors go!

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  32. We are just now having a few fall colors show up on the trees. Our short fall isn't really much.
    I love the heart you made and I love the pictures of your boys. What cuties. :)

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  33. Aw the beauty of siblings. I love it! Enjoy the good moments.

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  34. so cute! :) Love the lego photo!!

    By the way, I am having a giveaway over at my blog, I would love for you to come check it out! :)

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  35. Cute pictures! I love the heart. :)

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  36. I love to see my children play together, they really do have lots of fun!

    The leaf heart is beautiful!!

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  37. Very cool heart picture! I never think to do those kinds of things...you've inspired me!

    Love when the kiddos learn to play together! Although sometimes that means they become "partners in crime" too! :) My oldest two were best friends for years and are still really close.

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  38. I passed along some love to you. You can pick it up here. :)

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  39. What a sweet idea you had with the heart and leaves. I'll have to look around the back yard tomorrow and see if I can find some left over leaves! lol @ you borrowing your neighbors leaves. What a great picture to frame. Your boys are adorable and isn't it sweet how they are bonding. My kids really are each others best friends sometimes. They are both in college and really miss each other this year. Time goes by way to fast, ~enjoy! =O)

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  40. Aw! That is too cute. They look like the best of friends.

    And your heart leaf picture is really pretty!

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  41. ADORABLE pic of the boys playing. How sweet!
    LOVE the heart made of leaves. Very very pretty!

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  42. Great idea for the photo. I love how we can take inspiration from others and make things our own. See how I did that with a bunch of cliches?

    Oh well.

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  43. I just got home from my run and actually thought about this blog of yours!...lol My neighbor has the most beautiful leaves all over his yard...I may have to go over and help him rake them up!...lol

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