This weather has been magnificent - the mornings and evenings are chilly, the days are really warm and all the colors are changing...I love it.  With all the ambitious rushes I've been feeling lately, Cody and I decided to clean out our pantry and organize our kitchen a bit.  I don't recommend this.  I mean, it's great having it all done, but it was chaos for a minute there.

Cole is walking!!  My little dude is totally mobile.  He still has his moments where he'll drop to his knees because he can get somewhere faster by crawling, but it's fun watching him take hesitant little steps.  Way to go, Cole!

Yesterday after Church we took a drive up Hobble Creek canyon to look at the leaves.  The kids watched "Ichabod Crane and Mr. Toad" for most of the drive, but as soon as we got in the thick of the trees, we rolled down their windows and they could not stop staring outside.  Cole kept laughing as the trees passed by.  The pictures I took do not even come close to the colors we saw up there - it was amazing!!

Hot oranges and yellows, fluorescent reds and greens...man, it was so beautiful.  It started to rain a little and that just made everything more gorgeous.  I LOVE it here in the Fall - nothing compares to how beautiful the mountains are in the Fall.  When we were driving down this narrow road, the trees were right next to our car so I reached out and grabbed some leaves for the boys to hold.  

Cole held his for maybe 6 seconds before he tried to eat it.  I don't know why I was so worried about him eating some of it - the kid has eaten dirt, desitin and probably $5 in change - a leaf is the least of my worries

Here he is showing me what's left of his leaf...

We got out by the stream and got out of the car.  The boys were fascinated as we were walking around - grabbing at the branches and looking at the leaves all over the ground.  Look at the color of those leaves!

Seriously, SO BEAUTIFUL!  I foresee many more trips up the canyon this season!


ScottnLisa said...

Scott and I did that last weekend. My favorite thing to do in the fall is go up to the canyon and look at the leaves. Have you tried going to cascade springs? Gorgeous.

Jen said...

Your kitchen looks like my basement. I'm currently re-organizing and cleaning our storage rooms. And may I just say, your kitchen looks almost EXACTLY like mine! Pantry in the corner near the stove and the same shaped island! We are soooo cool.

I love Sunday drives up to the canyon. I'm anxiously waiting for the leaves to change in the neighborhood. I love the colors, also!

Good luck with the mobile toddler. Conner has been walking for about 3 weeks now and is beginning to climb a little. Heaven help me!

Shaunee said...

Great pictures!! I love the fall!

Kateastrophe said...

I just want to SQUEEZE Cole and Cache! They are SO CUTE.

And I'm jealous you get to see fall. So so jealous.

The Bakers said...

Cutest boys ever! And the colors are Wow and I love your blog background!!

Jessica said...

That is the cutest picture of cache in the leaves! You should blow that one up!