Thursday, November 1, 2007

Autumn








The weather has been gorgeous this week! Sunny and 60's. Lots of walks, picnics and parks. I am just the tag-a-long because Zach no longer wants to ride, but insists on pulling his sister everywhere. Also, only they share the thrill of dropping leaves into a stream, I seem to have lost that drive. Having a sibling is a wonderful thing!

On a side note, in a room full of my colleagues I was once asked by this sweet college student (innocent enough) what in the world I was going to do all day staying home and not teaching. Taken back by her question, I can remember quickly scanning my 23 year old brain for important sounding things I would accomplish once I was "home". Shame crept up my neck and face as I said something about how much time running errands and actually caring for the baby would take...but now, 2 kids later I am more certain, more centered and grateful for this opportunity. I guess I would just tell her, "Well... today, we spent 1 whole hour standing on a little bridge!"

15 comments:

*K*R*I*S*T*Y* said...

This is so dang cute. Don't you wish there was a way that blogger could print out your blog entries and pictures in a cute little book? That would be PERFECT...

Missy said...

What kind of camera do you use? Your pictures are great! And they look so cute together Tara.

Jones' said...

Cute!! Your pictures are darling!!

Jones' said...

ps- that girl won't understand how important it is to be a mother, until she is one her self!! The best part about being a stay at home mom is that you were there to spend that hour on the bridge with your sweet kids:)

Ryan & Tiffany said...

You are such a cute mom! Have you taken photography classes before? You do such a good job! Zach is growing up, he looks so much older! He is a cute older brother. I got the funniest email about being a mother...the dad came home and the kids were playing naked in the yard and dirt and the house was trashed with clothes, food, and dirty dishes everywhere. The mom was upstairs reading a book and the dad asked her what happened. Her response was, "you know how you always ask me what I do everyday? Today I didn't do it." I thought that was funny. It's hard to describe exactly everything mothers and wives do!

katandjason said...

you are the mother everyone tries to be. spending as much time as the kids want doing things, loving being home, and has kids that actually like playing together. i wish i could do it.

thepainterfamily said...

ha! thanks for the confidance Kath...but just so ya know....I only put "happy" memories of my days up....truth be told...there are many obnoxious moments in our home too! :)

katandjason said...

hey--- yeah i know it's not always that way. but, take the compliment when it applies. :)
which is most of the time b/c you really are a great mom. three cheers for tara!
just ignore my weird comments: i feel like i'm not my usual self anymore.

katandjason said...
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katandjason said...

pss--randomly -for the first time i think since we've been here ash said (which is really funny b/c i had just gotten off of the phone with you) "where's zach." then she said "he's on a trip." she must have really liked him :)

katandjason said...

ps-the story that tiffany said--that's hilarious!

Rapp Family said...

Since Katherine is dominating this comment page, I just have to add a few thoughts too =) j/k Beautiful pictures!! I'm so glad your kids enjoy spending time with eachother. Siblings are a great thing and I'm so glad you get to spend time with them. What a fun day for you and the kids. You're doing a fabulous job! Keep up the good work. We admire you!

katandjason said...

i just wanted to leave another message so that i was still dominating the page. hehe. love you guys.!

Charla said...

CUTE!!!! What great pictures. Oh I miss the FALL!!! :)

Amy said...

You do take amazing pictures!! I'm so impressed! Is this some hidden talent that you never told me about???