Catching falling leaves

We were late in catching our first falling Autumn leaves this year, but we caught up yesterday. After Marta and Liliana woke up from their afternoon nap we bundled up warm and went outside to play in the garden that is already peppered with autumn colours. The windy day made our game even more fun and Warren caught his falling leaf straight away. It took me a few misses and a bit of chasing the leaves surfing on the wind until I got mine. And Marta decided she didn’t want to play and gathered a few leaves from the ground instead. Warren used to play this game with his students when he was a class teacher in Olympia, WA and now we have adopted it as our Autumn family game. We love the silly mood it puts us in.

 

leaves

w catches leaf

l catches leaf

M gathers leaves

 

Foi com atraso que pegamos as nossas primeiras folhas de outono ao caírem das ávores esse ano. Mas ontem colocamos a diversão em dia. Logo que a Marta e a Liliana acordaram do soninho da tarde nós nos agasalhamos bem quentinhos e fomos brincar no jardim. A ventania ajudou a brincadeira a ficar mais divertida ainda. O Warren pegou sua primeira folha logo de cara. Eu peguei a minha após algumas tentativas e depois de muito correr atrás das folhas que estavam surfando no vento. A Marta, no entanto, decidiu que não queria brincar e colheu as que já estavam no chão.  O Warren fazia essa brincadeira com os alunos dele quando ele era professor em Olympia, Washington e agora a gente adotou o jogo como a nossa brincadeira de outono. A gente adora o clima de bobeira total que a brincadeira exige!

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