Every year when this time rolls around, it's all I can do to not stop the car and make my boys pose in front of every beautiful colored tree I see. Seriously.
And one of my proudest parenting moments yet? A couple weeks ago on our walk, Cole spied a gorgeous maple tree with brilliant red leaves. He paused on the sidewalk and said to me, "MAMA, I THINK WE SHOULD JUST STAY HERE AND LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL TREE FOR A WHILE."
Why, yes, my son. Let's do that. Let's make sure to slow down and appreciate the beauty around us.