Sunday dinner was over & the grandkids could hardly wait to get outdoors!
There was a slight chill in the air but they didn't notice.
Off they went to explore "Grandma's Woods"
. . .
They think we live way out in the country.
In actuality, we are landlocked between the city limits...
never being annexed---yet!
Just on the other side of those trees is a busy Interstate,
where the noise of truck traffic seldom ceases.
But we love it here & have gotten used to the hum of traffic.
Leaves are falling everyday, turning our yard into heaps of color.
Peyton decided to make a "leaf angel"!
They were a wild bunch...climbing on Grandpa's skidsteer,
riding bikes all over the neighborhood,
playing basketball at Jeff's old basketball goal,
& yelling, hollering, laughing all afternoon.
I'm sure the neighbors were thrilled!
What one does, they all do.
Can you tell who the leader of the pack is?
Paige was out numbered 4 to 1.
At this point she had hurt herself on the skidsteer,
skinned her knee,
and was freezing
I sent her indoors to warm up a bit.
Parker loved climbing around & getting dirty.
I was just thrilled that he was outdoors & not inside playing computer games!
We "unplugged" most of the afternoon.
If you didn't guess...this guy is our ring leader!
Carter can run faster than any kid I know
and rides this little bike about 90 milies an hour...well not quite that fast.
But he has raced this bike & skidded the tires so much they are bald.
I can see a blow out in his future!
Here is a better view of my leaf angel...Peyton.
And he is never far behind Carter!
Brycen just learned to ride a bike this summer
and there is nothing he would rather do when at Grandma's.
Except eat cookies!
Five kids & three bikes means someone doesn't get to ride.
So Parker took the time to shoot some balls.
My goodness...he is getting tall!
And then it was time for a group shot...
...can you pick out the clown?
Good grief...I give up.
They may be dirty...but we made some memories.
What an absolutely gorgeous afternoon!