Sunday, November 7, 2010

Beautiful Trees....and my self-esteem is shot to heck!

I ran out to take this picture very quickly yesterday. They are my favorite, favorite trees in our back yard. However, the middle one tends to drop its leaves in the space of one day. Yesterday was that day. You can hear them fall. I think I waited one day too long, darn it!

Which lead to this.....which lead to the trail of leaves all over my house.

I've been having a love affair with the fall trees this year. I love, love, love fall! So, as I was driving into the entrance of our neighborhood looking at the gorgeous trees, I was preaching to the kids about how lucky we are to live in such a stunning neighborhood. They decided it was great because their best friends live in the neighborhood. They also mentioned we have a piano teacher, their hair-cutter, an art teacher, and all the many talented people in our midst. Then Parker pipes up that this neighborhood also has the best mom. As I was tearing up and saying "awwww, your so nice", he continues on to say that the mom he was talking about is the "super mom" down the street who always does wonderful everything. Granted, I agree. She is kind of a legend in our eyes, and so nice to boot, but it did completely put me in my place. Oh well. I guess second place isn't bad.


pan x 8 said...

I love the pics! We went from so many fun leaves to play in and yuck leaves to rake.. to no leaves at all to play in or rake! well, except for the kids are raking up Grandma & Grandpa's up!

You know that Mom is only 2nd to the Wonder Mom living in his own house! love ya!

btw, I have to agree ~ you have a great neigborhood!

Bill said...

I love the annual leaf-a-palooza. Quinn was so sad when I racked them up...until he realized he then got to jump on them in the trash can.

Peggy Newman said...

I think your trees are beautiful. I have been enjoying looking out at our backyard this week. The leaves, bushes, vines are all so colorful. You are definitely the best mom and Macy is the cutest baby, Love your leaf/kid pictures every year.

kjirsten said...

That is really funny . . . made me laugh!! Nothing like our kids to kill our self-esteem!! Mine are good at that too. I'm sure Parker meant that the other mom was the "best mom", after you, of course. (Of course, right?)

p.s. Your trees are beautiful!

brooke said...

Love the trees too. I was just thinking that today.

Aren't kids the best? Sammie keeps telling me my tummy is fat. I don't even want to know who they think the best mom is.