Autumnal Things.

Spring and fall are tied for my favorite time of the year. Spring has, in the past, surpassed fall in my mind, simply because it signals the end of a long dark cold winter, and the beginning of longer days, fairer weather, more hospitable for outdoor activities, sitting on porches, and all of those things I really really love.

But fall has, in recent years, possibly moved up to the top position of favorite seasons. Maybe I don’t dread winter as much. Maybe because I’m no longer a student and it doesn’t correlate with the beginning of a new school year.

The other thing about spring and fall is that they are both so fleeting. The best part of either season is seemingly over in a few short weeks. I end up asking myself, “Wow, what did we do with that time?” So for that reason, I try to really dive into, experience, and relish the fall related activities.

Here’s a few things we did this crisp season:

We took Eddie trick-or-treating. He’s Max from Where the Wild Things Are. He refused his costume until seconds before his trick or treat companions walked out of the door.

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We went hay-riding. HAY!

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And pumpkin-patching. Eddie picked out a tiny Eddie-sized pumpkin.

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We put these pumpkins on our front steps and Eddie enjoyed petting them every morning when we left the house. Until the unseasonably warm-ness of December caused them to rot…

We saw some leaves change color.

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We threw around some leaves.

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We visited lots of playgrounds.

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We had a super fun visit from Annie. This is turning into a fun fall tradition between us. We just need to get Ben out here sometime soon, too.

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We found out that our next baby is a girl. Ok, not specifically fall-related. But exciting nonetheless.

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We went to the zoo.

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And the aviary.

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We visited the Natural History Museum and saw lots of di-o-sauws!

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One thought on “Autumnal Things.

  1. I love your photography Shannon! I could look at it all day. And your gorgeous babies, good looking even in utero.

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