humor me for a second, m’kay?

Let’s pretend that we didn’t get 6 some inches of snowfall all in one day last weekend. Let’s pretend that it’s still just like last week where highs were in the upper 60s, even flirting with the 70s on Monday. Let’s pretend the temperature isn’t calling for my warmest wool pea-coat (that I’m already too pregnant to button).

Because then maybe, just maybe, it wouldn’t look as ridiculous (and out of season) for me to post adorable pictures of my boys raking the leaves in our yard (which we can no longer see under a thick blanket of white). And not posting these pictures is just not an option.


{It’s like the snow shoveling cuteness only maybe better}



{O, hello handsome. I want to have three gazillion more of your babies. Deal?}


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O My Joy, that last picture. I dare you to look at it and not smile. Dare you.

And now that I have stuffed you plum full of photographic toddler yummies,  I have one more little image I’m going to post here. If you’d like, you are more than welcome to click through to it. It happens to be an award for which I have made it to the final round. I am honored to be in this group, but I am also fully aware of how trivial rankings and polls are in the grand scheme of things. If you’d like to vote I would be very grateful, but please know that you’ve done more than I could ever thank you for just by being here and sharing life with me.

And dag nabbit, I mean that.

29 Responses to “humor me for a second, m’kay?”

  1. Ivy@RemodelTwinCities.com

    I actually found your blog today via the Mommy Blog Awards. Good luck!

    I am also pretending the snow is not here. The grass is still green under all that white. That’s gotta mean something, right? Please?

  2. Sidnie

    Oh, Allison…
    That last picture?
    I died!
    Could that little one be any happier? Could he have better parents? I think not. :)


  3. Rinny

    when I saw these I thought oh how sad Allison missed out on all the fun.. but then I realised that you WERE there and taking the photos!


    so cute and awesome.

  4. BekaBooMN

    I truly love you & your blog <3 I may not see eye to eye with you on everything, but I think your honesty and thoughtfulness are a rarity. Refreshing.

    …and these pics are freakin' adorable!

    <3 BekaBooMN

  5. Bonnie

    This is why living in Minnesota is so great — because there are no greater toys for kids than leaves in the fall and snow in the winter! And when the kids get sick of them, they go away…..and when they all really need a new toy, they come back again in abundance!

    Although I don’t think we were quite done playing with the leaves yet, this year……

    • Jessy

      I take that back, I was going to vote right after I commented, but I guess the voting is over. It looks like you won though!!

      • AllisonO

        Hi Jessy! Thank you for clicking. The voting poll is actually a little bit down on the page. You’re right though, I did win my category which is how I made it to this final round. Thanks again!

  6. Tasha

    Love it, love it, love it! Your picutres are always so great! What kind of camera do you have?

  7. Annie

    I am completely in love with these pictures! Oh my – they make me want to go find a pile of leaves myself. Such a sweet little family you have.

  8. Candice

    I am so bummed we don’t have leaves. Babies in leaves always make me smile. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you.


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