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.
We went hay-riding. HAY!
And pumpkin-patching. Eddie picked out a tiny Eddie-sized pumpkin.
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.
We threw around some leaves.
We visited lots of playgrounds.
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.
We found out that our next baby is a girl. Ok, not specifically fall-related. But exciting nonetheless.
We went to the zoo.
And the aviary.
We visited the Natural History Museum and saw lots of di-o-sauws!