Tuesday, 5 May 2009


We are lucky to have a huge big tree at the front of our place - lucky in Summer as it gives us a lot of shade and helps keep two of the bedrooms cool. However we are not lucky in Autumn, as it drops a LOT of leaves on our front lawn - for weeks!

One year I refused to rake the leaves up and our poor lawn didn't cope at all and totally died. I learned my lesson that year, and now I know I can't leave the leaves for too long before the lawn will start to suffer. The last couple of years I have raked and raked and totally cleared the lawn of leaves, and then just a few days later it is totally covered again. After school I bribed the boys to rake the leaves up for me (they will do just about anything for some money for the corner shop!).

Harri surprised me and actually did a pretty good job.

Of course half the fun is throwing the leaves around.

Kobe wasn't too sure about sitting in a pile of scratchy leaves, but soon started to enjoy it.

All the people walking past our house had a little chuckle at him sitting in a pile of leaves. He wouldn't move at all and sat for ages just watching the boys.

Guess it will be a few days and we will be doing it all over again. I can't wait until the tree is totally bare. I hate the look of it, but at least we won't have to keep raking leaves up. Bring on spring!!!!


  1. Good to see Kobe back to his old cute self.
    I hate those leaves. Our whole dashboard was covered with them Sunday night, and some were still there when we got home.
    Love Mum.
    Word verification is pappro
    (Papparazi Pro)

  2. SO cute. Definitely glad to see the Kobester smiling as usual!

    Look at the Pintara in the background, shining in the sun! Aww. Little car. :D

    Great pics, photographer. :D

  3. Can that boy get any cuter?! I think the leaf fights are about the only decent thing about Autumn. Bring back Summer, I say!

  4. That last pic def should be blown up and put on display. It is awesome? Is this the same tree that you take a photo out the front of at the same time each yr?

  5. Simone - no different tree. The other tree is lots smaller.

  6. that last photo of kobe is beautiful...so cute. hope you're all well now.

  7. I love leaves and raking them up, but them jumping in the big pile, tell the boys to have them raked up for me, for when I come over

  8. Hello Sister King,
    I am Cindy Paskett the Primary President in Oregon, that wanted to start a pen pal with your Primary! I heard you have gotten released and sent to YW! Congratulations!!
    I just would like to ask you if you could let me know who the president is now So I can get an address to send these letters to. Our kids were so excited!! Thanks!! for being the in between!!1 ~Cindy
    my e-mail is paskettcase3@yahoo.com


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