It is absolutely no secret that autumn is the favourite time of year around our home. The smells, the tastes, the colours – we love it all. This year I haven’t gotten as “in” to fall as I normally do. Because I’m still working on basic every day settling around here, getting out fall decorations has been the furthest thing from my mind. It would be kind of hard to decorate when there’s not much to put decorations on as we don’t have shelves or anything up yet. Anyhoo – I wasn’t feeling my normal sense of peace and contentment that comes with the fall this year and that was starting to bother me. But then this weekend happened and I was reunited with my favourite time of year.
Saturday was a beautiful day. Sunny, cool and crisp. The token autumn day. I spent my morning baking four pies (which has not happened around these parts in a long time), making a pot of chili, washing and hanging laundry on the clothes line. I felt productive, organized and all together good.
And then it got even better when the girls woke up from their naps and we headed out to the Pumpkin Patch with a few friends. Evalyn was so excited about it - she had a blast leading everyone through the corn “amazing”, seeing the animals in the barn and picking out her favourite pumpkin. Gwen had a blast too, clearly.
It was wonderful time spent with our dearest friends. And don’t worry – no one got hit in the head with the “falling” acorns. Although there certainly were some close calls (um, yeah, my husband is definitely the one who thought it would be funny to chuck acorns at people’s heads while in the hay maze).
And of course the day wouldn’t have been complete without three crazy mothers attempting to wrangle their four children into a pile of pumpkins for some pictures. Never mind the fact that only one of these children is remotely able to follow instructions and 2 of them cannot even move, let alone support their own heads. As you can see, that turned out well for us.
(Aren’t my besties perrrrrdy?)
It was a lovely, perfect day. We shall call this the kick off to the fall season.