I LOVE fall;it is my very favorite time of year! I think it’s because October seems to be when good things happen to me. When the weather cools down and the leaves begin to swirl it reminds me of my birthday, new things, cooler seasons, holidays around the corner and . . .love. Yes, love! Tom and I started dating in October 15 years ago and this colorfull time of year always brings back those memories.
This season isn’t right unless we do the “fall” sort of stuff to go with it. So we started celebrating our autumn activities on Friday by burning the “Bon Fire!” Every year we have a huge pile of limbs and leaves that we have collected throughout the year to burn.
Jaden acting like Tom.
This year it was even bigger than normal because our city friends brought out some of their yard waste to dump. We rounded up the kids, lit the fire and got out the stuff to make S’mores! Mmmmmm… S’mores!
I am a little disappointed that after toasting the marshmallows to perfection and sliding them onto the chocolate bar, held between graham crackers – the kids didn’t like them! Julian wouldn’t even taste them, the baby spit it out and began to cry and Jaden just ate chocolate – a LOT of chocolate. Oh well, I enjoyed two of them immensely.
I thought I would share with you our “Green Acres” Picture. This is me and Tom and our pitch fork. (Yes, there’s a pitch fork in the picture!)
Saturday was a beautiful day and we took the kids up to Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch in North Kansas City. If you are local, that is a great place to go! It does cost to get in, but you get lots of petting zoo experiences, riding in the hay wagon to the patch, hay slides and mountain trike racing. It’s a fun event that we look forward to every year. Here are some of my favorite pics of my own little punkins in the patch.
Next weekend we are hoping for good weather and looking forward to the big hayride at the D’s! It’s become quite the tradition.
Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.