Friday, October 23, 2009

Playing In the Leaves... Another First

I took these photos after Mia's birthday party last Saturday. This was Kara's first time playing in the leaves. She was from southern China - from a town filled with beautiful palm trees. She had never seen the changing of the seasons like this before and it was so fun to watch her play joyfully in the leaves.

These types of pictures are my absolute favorites to capture. I would be so happy just to let them play in the leaves all day and sit to the side and snap away. Even though Kara doesn't like pink, she wanted a coat like her sisters'. I had to order a similar one from a store out of state, which just arrived today. Since she didn't have a winter coat yet, I let her borrow mine, hence the extremely large George Costanza "puffy" coat. :)

(BTW, shhhhh... don't tell her, but I just may be converting her to pink! LOL.)

Leaves' (1 of 1)WM

Leaves' (1 of 1)-16WM

Leaves' (1 of 1)-2WM

Leaves' (1 of 1)-3WM

Leaves' (1 of 1)-4WM

Leaves' (1 of 1)-6MR

Leaves' (1 of 1)-7WM

Leaves' (1 of 1)-8WM

Leaves' (1 of 1)-10WM

Leaves' (1 of 1)-5WM

Leaves' (1 of 1)-14WM

Leaves' (1 of 1)-18WM

Have a great weekend!!!


Jodee Leader said...

Great pictures! It looks like the girls had a blast playing in the leaves.

day by day said...

Fall is so beautiful, isn't it?? I love these fun and colorful!

I think that Kara will soon be a pink fan. : ) If ya can't beat em, join em...right? We are pink lovers around here, too.

Have a great week-end!!


Stefanie said...

LOVE these, Michelle!! The colors are amazing, and even more amazing are your three precious girls and how they are truly SISTERS :)

Missy said...

Precious!!! I know I commented on FB, but needed to on your blog because I love the pics so much.

Not a fan of pink, huh? Welcome to my world...arrggghhh!!! I am the girliest of girls and Paige is the tomboyiest :) of girls!!!

Gotta love them no matter what! :)

LaLa said...

Love these pics..hey wait, isn't her bedroom pink LOL Yeah, you'll convert her : )

Our China Starfish said...

Stopping by via link from another's blog. It's always a blessing to "meet" another family with such a heart for adoption. We also have a mixture of younger and older bio adopted ones (along with one bio), the oldest having arrived 9/08, now 11 yrs old. Your family is beautiful and you take wonderful photos!! God bless! Jennifer in DE

Natalie said...

Your girls are just beautiful!
Love the pictures. The colors are great and the action and especially the joy on the girls faces is awesome.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am with Missy....I commmented on FB too, but these are so spectacular I needed to tell you again.

You captured them perfectly......I felt like I was right in the pile of leaves with them:)

Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

What great photo. I am still waiting for the leaves in Maryland to truly change - but I got to enjoy the Northeast autumns while I was back home this weekend.

Hope you have a great week:)

Blessings and Hugs, Ashley

Lori Lynn said...

What a joy to stumble across your pictures this morning! Oh your girls are so lovely and you have mad photo skills!

jessica said...

I LOVE these photos they are beautiful i love the colors and i love the joy you can feel from these pics there amazing!!

Double Double Happiness said...

Hi. Wonderful pictures! I came across your blog from another one I follow and I think your daughters are just beautiful.

Double Double Happiness said...

Your action photos are always so crisp and sharp. What settings do you use to take action shots?