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Adorable fall photos of kids playing in leaves

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Fall for these cute leaf pictures

The days are shorter, the air feels a bit cooler — yes, fall is finally here! There’s just something about the changing of the seasons that inspires us to grab a bit of outdoor fun while we still can. What’s more fun than a few kids and a big pile of leaves? Some of our favorite moms shared their favorite pics with us. Maybe you’ll be inspired to rake a big pile and have a jump or two.

What a difference a year makes

Fall for these cute leaf pictures

Tonya Adams, Letters for Lucas

In the first photo Lucas is 6 months old and we are in a park in Florence, Italy. I wish I could recall the name. I love the colors, I love that he immediately put a leaf in his mouth and I especially love that Todd and I were comfortable and adventurous enough to take our new baby on such an ambitious trip. The second photo is exactly one year later, and Lucas is playing in a pile of leaves at a park in Orinda while we are in town visiting his grandparents. He was almost a year and a half. I love this photo for so many reasons, it was his first experience playing in a pile of leaves and his expression is pure delight. Plus the fall colors are warm and inviting.

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