While I was on my massive downsize spree I came across a homeschool project my son did when he was about 6, he was learning to identify trees and leaves. I had him glue them to a white sheet of scrapbook paper and had them laminated at the library. Well while cleaning I found them and decided to use them as my fall artwork in the hallway entrance.
I just love how they even have his precious handwriting preserved forever alongside each leaf. There would’ve been a time I’d never considers using such things as artwork but with age I tend to treasure the little things more and more everyday. My boy will be 21 in 10 days, oh my the time has passed so quickly. Not only am I glad I homeschooled him I’m so happy I saved several projects we did together.
The simplicity of the pumpkin used as a door stop and the leaves as artwork just warms my heart. Where does the time go and how can my baby be turning 21? It seems like just yesterday he was a toddler anxious to learn and experience new things. Just think he’s now a firefighter and a wonderful man.
I couldn’t think of a better way to bring a smile to my face every time I walk through the door and see the leaves and remember that summer day we walked in the woods collecting our specimens together.