It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And no, I’m not already singing Christmas songs (although Luke has been trying to sneak in a holiday tune here and there). AUTUMN is here in all its beautiful splendor and though it’s always fleeting, we’ve been fully embracing the change in seasons.
If you ask me, October is the best month of the entire year. And I don’t just say that because it’s my birthday month. The crisp, freshly fallen leaves; the chill in the air; the perfect excuse to stay inside cozy with spiced candles lit. I could live in fall weather forever. Don’t @ me.
On a related note, I turned 29 two weeks ago. To celebrate, I convinced Luke and the kids to brave the cold (it was approximately 43 degrees and windy) and visit both the pumpkin patch and apple orchard – all in one evening!
And here I give you… all the fall things.
Part 1: The pumpkin patch
Marleigh was insistent on choosing the most perfect pumpkin in the patch and spent a solid 5 minutes perusing the two rows of pumpkins available. Huck, on the other hand, spotted his right away and never looked back. If that doesn’t sum up their personalities perfectly, I’m not sure what does! Both kids wanted to take a stab at the corn maze, but Luke and I thought better of it after reading one too many horror stories of people getting lost forever in the labyrinth. Maybe next year!
Part 2: The apple orchard
After the pumpkins were picked, we ventured down the road to the apple orchard and meandered through the rows of trees to find the perfect fruits! Both kids enjoyed trying to find the biggest apples on the branches and, of course, snuck a few bites here and there while we picked. We decided to stick with red delicious and golden delicious and left happy with a peck – of which we still have a few left over just waiting to be turned into some sort of tasty treat. (Currently accepting simple apple recipes!)
When we got home, the kids and I warmed up while Luke whipped up a delicious birthday dinner of chicken + waffles. All in all, it was the perfect way to spend the first day of my 29th year of life. Here’s to hoping fall weather sticks around just a little bit longer before the snow starts to fly!