Sunday, October 19, 2008

There Can Be Magic

One thing I've learned from having kids is that there can be magic anywhere. Things that become mundane as an adult are amazing once again when you see them with your child. Leaves falling, jumping in puddles, walking along a hidden trail.

This weekend we went for a walk to gather leaves to press in books. It was a rather well-traveled trail, but since we were the only ones there it became a secret and inspiring place for my daughters. Reese searched high and low, scanning tree tops and sifting through enormous fallen maple leaves, looking for fairies. Ashlynn told me stories of trolls and water monsters hiding amongst the underbrush. And I felt my heart growing even bigger as they explored, discovered and created.

Here's a slideshow of some of our pictures.

7 comments:

Bennett Family said...

too fun! special moments they will always treasure! sometimes i think things have to be BIG and PLANNED out, but these are the tpyes of activities that mean the most!

ramsam said...

Great pictures- how did you make that slide show???

Anyway, we have a catterpiller just like that in a jar on our table- my kids want to watch it change. (We have done this before, it is very fun)

And I love the pics of fall. They are gorgeous...why not let your kids take a few of you next time?

Shannon said...

oh man, ramona. My kids begged to take the caterpillars home but I didn't let them. I didn't know if they would change. Do they just eat grass and leaves?

Shannon said...

Oh and p.s. the slide show I made on my computer in windows movie maker and then uploaded it as a video to blogspot. I love windows movie maker! I usually add the music right to my slideshow, but this time I let my playlist play the music I wanted so there wouldn't be competing songs.

DEBI said...

don't you alomost feel pressure to head outside when its not raining....like its a race to beat the raindrops!!!! what a pretty few days we have had...

you are right its MAGICAL

Lisa said...

You sure have great kids. And you must be a true Faerie Queen yourself in order for your kids to feel "safe" to indulge in their imaginations like that. That is really, really cool.

I LOVE the slideshow. It's an awesome fall/kid tribute. Ashlynn's face with the caterpillar crawling up her arm - priceless :)

Miss Tiff said...

I agree with Lisa, I laughed as first Ash is looking so lovingly at the caterpillar, then she get's freaked out! It was funny. Your kids looked so cute. That's always a fun thing to do in the fall time.