It’s fleeting, autumn in Brisbane, but when it happens it always feels a little magic. I hone my eyes on trees these days like my life depends on it, watching for the first traces of gold and amber to spread over the green. I look for piles of fallen leaves big enough to jump in and when I find them, I holler out a Kids! Put on your boots and GET IN THE CAR so loud the kids three doors down jerk abruptly and wonder if they’re in trouble. I have cold weather bucket lists, you guys, and I’m here to tick them, okay? We’re deprived of seasons in this here town of ours so forgive me for freaking out a little at any glimpses of some. Ella thought we were going to a mountain and got very confused when I pulled up on the side of a very busy road 20 minutes from our house once I finally spotted some trees that were autumn enough to stop for. “Out!” I shouted. “We’re here!”
It did not disappoint.
When the rest of the trees brown, I’m going to drag Joel there as well for some family leaf jumping and I will declare it a new annual tradition and he will love it.
A few more Small Happies today —
Nail painting. Always.
Cafe dates with my girl. I so miss one-on-one time with her so I’m making efforts to make it a regular thing.
Playing ‘shops’ with my boy – his latest favourite thing.
He sold me an egg for $38 and then he tried to sell me some leaves.
In the end, the only customer who put up with his prices was the cat.
Also known as Rachel’s Home School.
I swear I was a kindergarten teacher in a past life. I know I’m not normal, but when I watch them create and make, their fine motor skills developing and their imaginations firing off, I feel so satisfied as a human being.
Late afternoon play time.
Her writing. I love it so much.
Poppers at the corner store.
And lastly, face painting.
We spent an hour in the bath afterwards.
Happy Autumn! Go bake a pie!