Monday, October 06, 2008

Full House

My sister and bro-in-law are visiting from 'up north'. I LOVE it when they visit and not just because my sister keeps my kitchen sparkling clean and my early-rising b.i.l. has a Tim Horton's coffee waiting for me when I wake up... (though that's reason enough, trust.)
They're great company, fun to hang with and the kidlets luv 'em to pieces. It's all good.

We dragged them out with us for our Sunday hike. The leaves are finally beginning to shake loose so the walking paths were strewn with maples.
Speaking of maples:


This is my tree-hugging sister:


Sis and bro-in-law trying to contain my oldest son, who's decided he's too big for hugs, kisses or any adult-physical contact...
The kids with their Unc...
Oldest boy falling into the creek despite being told repeatedly not to put all his weight on one shaky branch. I even jokingly pulled out the camera and told him if he was going to fall in, I didn't want to waste a perfect picture opportunity. Of course, within 10 seconds, he toppled. I clicked about six photos of him going down, so when viewed in slide show, it's an impressive action montage :)
I should add, so you don't think me a callous mother, that the boy-child wasn't hurt and the creek water wasn't terribly cold :)
No fungus or tree growths this week (sorry, TL!!)
Thanks to my fellow writers who commented on my last post. Nice to see I'm not the only one with writerly ADD. One less thing to feel neurotic about :D
And no writing for me this week -- not while I've houseguests to hang with!
Probably no blogging, either, so I'll say adios until next week...

9 comments:

J.K. Coi said...

Have fun with the fam!

Ann said...

Have fun! See you next week. :)

Amy said...

Have lots of fun with the family! I love that last shot of oldest hanging there. hehehe.

Karen Erickson said...

Have fun with your family! Beautiful trees, lovely fall weather...I'm jealous. It's gonna get hot here again in a couple of days. Damn the California weather! LOL

Thomma Lyn said...

Oh wow, beautiful woods! Looks like a wonderful hike with great folks. And *giggling* about your oldest son hanging onto a shaky branch and falling into the creek. Something similar happened to me early this year when I was determined to get pictures of the cascading waterfalls! Hee! :) I'm glad he was okay. :) And oh, your fall colors. Just gorgeous!

Have a great time with your guests!

Shelley Munro said...

Nice autumn foliage. Have fun with your family.

Jennifer McKenzie said...

It looks like fun, Wylie. Have a wonderful visit.
Isn't it nice to have someone else make the coffee?
*off to comment on the ADD post*

Terra aka The Dark Lily said...

Those are such cool pictures, they make me miss Ohio this time of year. The trees here in Bowie Texas don't turn colors like that and I miss that a lot. I love Fall. Glad you are enjoying time with the family and thanks for your comments.

Julia Smith said...

Wonderful Sunday walk pics, Wylie. I hope that becomes a recurring feature here at Wylie's Words. Glad you're having fun with your family - see ya around. And Happy Thanksgiving.