Sunday, November 9, 2014

Leaf Blowing with Dad - Week of Nov. 3rd

The wildlife in our backyard blend in quite nicely with the surrounding landscape.  One has to look closely to spot the beautiful buck in the picture.

The leaves are falling quickly these days, dancing in the wind and swirling around before finding a resting place on the ground.  The weather was still fairly mild this week, but mornings are much cooler and you can smell the crispness in the air.

With so many leaves, Cam requested to be his dad's helper outside.  Chris was walking around the yard using the leaf blower making certain his boy pointed out where all of the foliage was.
In the past, loud noises have bothered Cam quite a bit, but as he grows older, he's been outgrowing some of his old habits.  For the first time, he requested to use the leaf blower and drive around using the powered tool.

Armed with a big grin, he happily assisted with the final push to move all of the leaves out of the yard.  Fortunately, we are able to "push" them down the embankment at the side of the yard into the woods.

At Cam's school, he met some students involved in the LINKS program.  This programs links student volunteers with other kids that have different abilities.  Cam eats lunch with his "linked" buddies and has an opportunity to participate in other school activities with them.

Another happy occasion this week was receiving mail from Cam's Grandma Sue.  Although she's not able to visit in person, she sends her grandson lots of letters in the mail.  Cam loves sending her his artwork and notes too.  As the weather turns cooler, this boy is thankful for the cozy "Cars" blanket Grandma Sue made for him.

Cuddle up folks, winter may be just around the corner...

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