Dear Crissy

Obligatory fall leaves photo op

It’s fall in Ohio. The sky is bright blue, the air is crisp, and beautiful leaves speckle the still-green grass.

I thought I’d plop Evan and Kara down in the leaves and take the same obligatory leaf-photos that I take every year (and that every other parent takes every year), but as you can see… Kara was not impressed.

To her credit, she had just woken up from a nap. I kept trying to get her to smile, but it was just more of the same. Baby torture at its finest.

Luckily, Evan didn’t let Kara’s disdain for the leaves bother him.

He had a blast!

This was the last straw for Kara, she was picked up after this shot. Look at that lip. This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis for her. Tell me that lip doesn’t just break your heart!

Evan’s pal Siri came over to play in the leaves as well.

It makes me so happy to see Evan playing with a friend. Sometimes I feel like he doesn’t get enough interaction with other kids. I am looking forward to him starting preschool in a way for that reason.

Love this playful photo of Evan and Siri.

Kara was much happier being held.

Hopefully she’ll be a little more receptive to the leaves next year!

Crissy Page

Crissy Page is the founder and CEO of Dear Crissy and Parent Pretty. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two spirited and super-cool kids.

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  1. mrshiggison — October 23, 2012 @ 8:59 am (#)

    Oh these are adorable:) That girl is some kind of expressive:)


  2. Kristin — October 23, 2012 @ 9:27 am (#)

    That is too funny!! My niece (who’s 3) didn’t know what to do in the leaves, either. And she wasn’t exactly thrilled to be in a pile of them. Every time she got away from them, she brushed all the leaf remnants off herself. LOL.


  3. Angela Neynaber — October 23, 2012 @ 9:27 am (#)

    She is too cute!


  4. Melissa Avey — October 23, 2012 @ 9:37 am (#)

    Seriously love these pics! Priceless expressions :)


  5. Devon — October 23, 2012 @ 10:04 am (#)

    These photos are too cute!! Absolutely love them!


  6. christina — October 23, 2012 @ 10:26 am (#)

    oh these made me smile. and that lip of Kara’s?! poor thing!! :D


  7. april yedinak — October 23, 2012 @ 11:58 am (#)

    Adorable pictures.


  8. Connie Gruning — October 23, 2012 @ 12:11 pm (#)

    OMG that lower lip!!!!! Those are awesome pictures!!


  9. Anastasia @ eco-babyz — October 23, 2012 @ 1:35 pm (#)

    That pout is way too cute! We played in the leaves yesterday and I was too lazy to drag my D700 with me. I regretted it for sure.


  10. Julia — October 23, 2012 @ 4:15 pm (#)

    The lip! Oh the lip! I hope she enjoys the leaves next year but seeing that adorable lip, despite knowing the emotion behind it, is so heart-melting.


  11. Kay M. — October 23, 2012 @ 5:46 pm (#)

    Beautiful shots Crissy, as usual! Kara is absolutely adorable. LOVE that lip!


  12. Jenn @therebelchick — October 24, 2012 @ 2:23 pm (#)

    Aw, it looks like Evan had fun, even if Kara was a little grumpy. :)


  13. angie smith — October 24, 2012 @ 2:54 pm (#)

    bahahaha omg these are precious!!


  14. Jennifer @ Mom Spotted — October 25, 2012 @ 1:24 am (#)

    Oh how I love your photography skillz!


  15. Jeannette Laframboise — November 20, 2012 @ 8:22 pm (#)

    Great photos! Evan certainly had a ball. ;-) But your sweet little Kara, I just love that pout she has going on. It would make me melt to see that. My youngest used to have a major pout or so I thought until I saw these photos. She has the pout perfected! Thanks for sharing.


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