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!

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  1. Those pictures are adorable :)

  2. Love your pic of children in the leaves. Although Kara didn’t much care for the leaves, you will always cherish this pic. You have 2 beautiful children.
    Happy Holidays from Tennessee

  3. Love these pics! Your blog is amazing=)

  4. 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.

  5. Oh how I love your photography skillz!

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

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

  8. 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.

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

  11. Adorable pictures.

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

  13. Crissy,
    These photos are too cute!! Absolutely love them!

  14. Seriously love these pics! Priceless expressions :)

  15. She is too cute!

  16. 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.

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

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