Monday, October 18, 2010

Autumn Photos From An Afternoon Bike Ride

It’s officially fall here…not because the calendar says it is, because the leaves say it is.
It is beautiful.
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Our church: 025 031 042 059 064 068 070 079 Abbey calls this “her house”.  I want it to be her house. After she travels the world and lives in Chicago or NYC or Paris.
Isn’t it perfect?
You could live it in forever.
With one child or eight, it would be warm, and inviting, and comfortable and simple.090 093Oops.  The squirrels around here get a little crazy at this time of year.  Many casualties.  Sometimes they dare each other I think, to see who can run between car tires, or jump from telephone wire to branch and back again.  It doesn't always work out so great.100102 After our bike ride, Abbey and I took Patrick down the street to a little park.  I’ve done Abbey’s portraits this year, and Andrew’s, and it was Patrick’s turn.  I’m saving the two that declare that picture-taking is complete torture for last.258261
Here’s the park:264 249 251 I took a few good ones.108 118Notice the big chunk cut out of his hair in the front?  I didn’t know he knew how to work scissors already.  Smart kid.128 159
I also got many more out takes.  2 isn’t the easiest age for picture taking.220 120  160189 He’s so cute I could squeeze him.
And I do, all the time.

38 comments :

  1. Such great pics (minus the squirrel) ;)
    Like mother, like daughter- great taste in homes already!

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  2. GREAT photos! This is on my list of things to get better at. Patrick is growing and changing isn't he? Turning into a full fledged little boy! Fall looks beautiful in your neck of the woods.

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  3. I LOVE the squirrel picture! My sense of humor, you have.

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  4. wow he's sooooooooooooooooooo cute!
    YES make sure abbey travels the world!!!

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  5. oh and bathroom-complainer-girl probably won't like the squirrel pic. did you do it on purpose?! haha

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  6. I love that you captured his DIY haircut. I have pics of my kids like that w/ scrapes and bruises, big green cast on the arm for first day of school etc. We like to capture them just the way they were then. This will be, "look Patrick! This was right after you gave yourself a haircut!" :)

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  7. Your son Patrick is adorable and you have such a great talent for taking photos. Everyone of them shows personality! And you captured the feeling of Fall. Your town looks lovely!

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  8. That Patrick is some yummy cuteness! Missing chunk of hair = good story. What fun pictures!

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  9. I love your neighborhood, we are moving back to OH soon and I am going to have to find a 'hood like that. :)

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  10. What a wonderful fall in your town! Your daughter's future house is charming and Patrick sure is adorable!

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  11. Your blog makes me so happy each time I read a post. I consider it my birthday treat that I got to see these awesome photos and learn how to make a great apple pie- that just may be my birthday "cake" today!! Thanks so much!!!

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  12. I love the very last photo of him..totally captures him! Great pictures and I want to move to your neighborhood with all the gorgeous leaves (and squirrels:) and keep Abby's house occupied until she needs it in several years!

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  13. Those pictures of Patrick? Be still my beating heart! I showed that last one to my husband and we decided we just might have to "try" for a boy someday (four girls). Heartmelter!!

    I love autumn (the foliage, the food!). I used to live in Missoura as a teenager and it was gorgeous during autumn. Seattle autumns aren't half bad, either.

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  14. that guy is downright perfect.
    he couldn't get any cuter.
    great pics!!!

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  15. you town is pretty, sarah!

    and that baby boy sure is adorable.

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  16. GREAT pics!!! Seriously though....your Patrick is a cutie pie :) Speaking of pies...your last post...I tottttally agree..I do NOT think delicious apples are delish at all :( Too mushy for my taste :) Annnnd, pie crust isn't too hard too make....just messy :) I'm with you on the Pillsbury...can't.tell.the.difference :) So why bother with all the fuss :) Sarah, I just love all things about you! Your blog makes me very happy!

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  17. I always love your photographs, Sarah. And your little man...what an adorable ham! Love him! :) Happy Fall!

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  18. I love that you have the classic fall looking neighborhood. I live in the desert in California, no fall here unless we import it!

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  19. Absolutely beautiful photographs!!! Your family is lovely, and your town seems so charming!

    On another note, every time I see a squirrel dart out, I always think, "Go, go, go! And for pete's sake, DON'T DOUBLE-BACK, LITTLE SQUIRREL! That's how casualties happen!" I think that particular squirrel double-backed. :-(

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  20. Ooooh! That lil guy is ADORABLE! I am LOVING that sweater vest! Here via Amy at Our Scoop! Great pics! :)

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  21. he is adorable! I love all your pictures, the leaves on the trees falling off are just gorgeous!
    Take care
    Kristin

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  22. Wonderful, wonderful pictures-except for the poor smashed squirrel ;<O However, my favorites are the last ones of your little guy. He is just darling. Hugs- Diana

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  23. I love the pictures, the colours. I SO miss Autumn. The portraits of your kids are always so nice.

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  24. absolutely beautiful photographs. you live in the most stunning environment .... lucky you :)

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  25. Love your pictures. Patrick is becoming such a handsome little (big) guy! Abbey is gorgeous and what a cute house she picked out. Maybe you should encourage her to write a letter of admiration and drop it in the mailbox so she may have the chance to live there one day. :)

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  26. Lovely! Looks like straight out of a movie. I think you captured the spirit of age2 perfectly!

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  27. Patrick makes me miss my little boys so much...they are 22 and 28 now, and my grandma genes are screaming for another little boy to love on.....oh, and for sure a granddaughter!

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  28. Oh, your son is so cute! Love the fall pictures, especially because we don't get fall down here and I miss it!

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  29. Those pictures are awesome! Thank you for sharing because we don't get colors like that in Florida, so I love to see them. Patrick is such a handsome boy. I love seeing his cutie pie face!!!

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  30. Great pics - except the squirrel of course - gross! LOL. I feel so grateful to have a fall like the one you have pictured. Sure wouldn't be the same living somewhere without all of the color changes. Thanks for sharing... and reminding me it's time to get out there and take some pics myself!

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  31. Oh my...he is so so adorable. I really hope to have a son as cute as him one day!!!

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  32. LOVE the pictures! What a cute lil guy! I wanna squeeze him as well!

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  33. What a beautiful place you live in! Your photos capture the amazing colors of this season.

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  34. Oh my word, that picture of Patrick sitting on the ground in front of that tree is SOOOO cute, as are the others. Wow. Good job. And I'm drooling over your Fall.

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  35. You're photos always amaze me! I'm so pleased you got some gorgeous photos of Patrick. It can be touch and go with little ones, can't it.

    By the way, have you already told us what camera you use? Also, I would love to know what lense you used for Patrick's portraits. I'm looking to upgrade my camera gear. Many thanks.

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  36. The more I see of your neighborhood the more convinced I become that I NEED to live there!

    And your photos of the little guy are fantastic - love the dimple.

    p.s. - You should frame the photo of your church and hang it. Gorgeous.

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