This photo is my favourite new photo of Ren. Doesn’t he look wise?
Knock on wood, we haven’t had a nasty day of wind or anything to rid the trees of their leaves in a hurry, so we’ve been enjoying a colourful fall with a nice sprinkling of colourful leaves on the ground but still plenty of leaves on the trees.
Kids always enjoy collecting leaves, don’t they? Claire and Ren both have their own preferences and techniques. In the photos below, note how Claire goes for the red / pink hues and collects them in a bouquet fashion, while Ren goes for the orange ones and holds on to them in a stack. Yet another difference between boys and girls – at least mine!
Claire has been a little too “pose-y” lately. In the photo below, I was able to capture a small break in her pose. Yes, she still had her hand on hip just so, but her face is all natural (and ALL Claire!).
I changed up the blog header again but I’m frustrated with its graininess. It bothered me too with my previous header. I think it’s due to Blogger but I’m not having luck with linking to Flickr instead for my header. Ideas anyone?
I just realized that these are the first photos I’m posting here where you can see Claire’s boo-boo on her forehead. A month ago, she plowed into the corner of the coffee table. The force of it literally gouged out a chunk of her head. Although very deep, stitches weren’t in order because of the nature of the gouge. We kept it very clean (and covered) for more than two weeks and were happy to see how well it healed. She’ll have a scar but hey, what kid escapes childhood without a scar on either their forehead or their chin?!