"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Monday, October 28, 2013

Making a Leaf Man

 Friday we took advantage of the beautiful weather we've been having, and helped Bugga build a leaf man.

We had to rake up enough leaves to fill the man, and the boys thought it was a lot of fun to play in them.

Before we started making our man, we made a quick trip to the thrift store to buy supplies - pants, shirt, scarf, hat, etc.  Papa bought each of the boys a little toy.  The four year old picked these binoculars, which he insisted on looking through backwards.  But he sure does love them.

It took a surprising number of leaves to get our leaf man stuffed.
Even the two year old had to help put the leaves in. :)
 Here comes the head....

Each year Bugga builds one of these leaf men and attaches him to the ladder that stays outside their house for cleaning the chimney.  It fools a lot of people into thinking it's a real person.

I think it's pretty realistic from afar.

Our nine year old artist decided leaf man needed a face, so he created one and attached it with clear tape.

 Here they are together :)

 Of course there had to be lots of jumping in piles and throwing leaves.

We even buried the nine year old.

Later the four year old thought that was a fun idea and had the two year old bury him.  (This was pretty surprising, since things like this normally freak him out.)

The two year old has been obsessed lately with Bugga's plastic deer.  This yard ornament usually sits inside next to Bugga's tv, but lately the two year old has been packing him around constantly.  I guess he decided it needed to be outside in the leaves.  It was pretty cute.

After we had stuffed the leaf man, we raked up the extra leaves in Bugga's yard, had some little helpers compact them, then put them into the larger trash can.

We had a really fun day.

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