Largest Leaf Pile in the World

Thursday, November 26

Remember when we came home from the hospital with Elijah and there were so many leaves we couldn't see the driveway?  Well, the weather was good and I had this crazy Dad-idea.  What if I made the world's largest leaf pile?  I thought the kids would love it.  Plus I really just wanted to see how big of a pile I could make.

So I went out and spent a good 2 hours with the leaf blower and rake.  If I would have had more time I could have gathered leaves from the entire front yard (which is what I was hoping to do).  At any rate, I made the largest leaf pile I've ever seen.  It was also amusing to see cars go by and kids in the back seat turn there heads in amazement.  They probably laid in bed that night dreaming about jumping in that leaf pile at the house they drove by that day.

I had to have Emma stand in front of it to capture the true height on camera.  I had to all but tie the kids down to keep them from jumping in it before I got a proper picture.

Play time! With such a huge pile I felt ok about tossing Emma up as high as I could to land feet first in the pile.  After a few throws she insisted she go put on her bike helmet - probably a good precaution because Dad was getting a little crazy with the throwing!  Of course, Elliot wouldn't have anything to do with me.  I don't blame him. 

Enjoy the rest of the pictures...


    Deanna Says:

    What a great fall day! She'll remember that forever.

    Jen Says:

    Looks like lots of fun! And I love that Emma thought of safety first!


    Wow, that really is a gigantic pile of leaves! I bet your daughter had so much funny jumping in and swimming around in all of those leaves. Some of the best times of my life were spent as a kid with my brother jumping into the leaf piles my dad use to rake up. I was always so excited when it was leaf removal time because he always use to let us play in the pile he raked up before he bagged them all up!


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