Thursday, November 12, 2009

Touchdown





















The trees are barren. The remaining leaves are brown and crunchy. The grass is just worn out. Its seen its share of foot trampling, and sandbag stacking and lawn mower biting. The sun that seems to grow farther from us also doesn't stick around for very long in the afternoon and casts its rays intermittently around the yard. The kids are oblivious. They have a football, warm coats and enthusiasm supercharged by the balmy air. Plus they have a miniature fan sitting on her blanket. She watches intently and then giggles when the ball sails towards her reach. In their eyes, its easy to see they have scored, the perfect touchdown.

12 comments:

  1. I can see the scene so well from your description. A beautiful day of play. Great pictures! Adorable kids!

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  2. Those girls are kissable...and I bet you get lots and lots of those. The football player has scored a perfect touchdown....6 points plus a field goal for being a handsome young man...with boundless energy. These photographs and your story make the beginning of my day wonderful. I'm reading this early in the morning....and smile before I leave for work. Thank you, Vicky.
    Smiles to you from Jackie

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  3. but hey...it' november in the midwest and you're outside on the grass.....a miracle I tell you...a mother nature miracle !

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  4. oops....and super cute photos of the littles by the way...they must really be attached to you by now....

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  5. oh, that's just a little slice of heaven right there in your own yard!!! So sweet... and those 2 bottom teeth peeking out? Perfection.

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  6. Those kids are precious. Looks like super fun out there...and I so love it that they can wear coats! (some people around here are STILL in flip-flops!)

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  7. Your kids are so cute. Enjoy every minutes as your children grow-up way too fast. My daughter turned 23 yesterday...unbelieveable. Where did those years go?

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  8. She is so very beautiful, and they are full of such fun!!! What a delight!!! And your words? PERFECT! You bring it all to life...a fabulous , and unforgettable moment that simply sums up the amazing adventure and gift of family!!! And you do it with such precision...and incredible photography!!! I loved, loved, loved this post!!! You are terrific, Vicky!!! Much love to you~Janine XO

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  9. What fun! It's so great everyone can get outside and enjoy this decent November we're having...sure beats October! Great pics...I didn't see too many rosy cheeks from the cold!

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  10. It is so sad outdoors! I miss the colorful leaves! It is near 80 degrees here today. It just doesn't seem "right."
    These children are beautiful!

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  11. Your words convey the scene so beautifully, it's as if I am there! Witnessing it all first hand! And the pictures are SO beautifully captured! The kids will cherish these when they grow up :-) Loved her pronunciation of Louisiana in the post above :-)

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