Even though the Fall season still has a few more weeks left in it, in my mind as soon as Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas decor is up, winter is here to stay.
But here are a few fun things we did to celebrate the season:
We ate yummy pumpkin doughnuts from a nearby bakery. And since the weather that day was so glorious we made an impromptu excursion to a local pumpkin patch.
The real kind.
The kind where you ride in a horse drawn wagon on a farm to get to the pumpkin field. The kind where you have to use shears to cut your pumpkin from the vine. None of this setting up shop in a parking lot at a grocery store, throwing some hay down on some parking stalls, and throwing pumpkins on the ground for kids to pick up.
We played in the leaves. Lots and lots of leaves. We raked the leaves … several different times. We can’t get enough of our backyard. We even found some tiny frogs and a slimy salamander while raking.
We celebrated Thanksgiving by cooking up a feast in our new house. My sister, her husband and her three sweet kids came to town to help us celebrate. Sadly I didn’t take a single picture of the time we spent together, but at least we created lots of fun memories. However, I do have a picture of the amazing artwork Cory made in his first grade class of a turkey. The project was inspired by Eric Carle.
And now that Halloween and Thanksgiving have come and gone, it is time to celebrate Christmas.
Little Ari is 7 months old today, so I took some pictures of him in front or our tree … yep, it went up the day after Thanksgiving. I can’t get enough of the holiday season, and by holiday season I mean the entire month of November and December!
Now that he is 7 months old, he can mostly sit by himself. I say “mostly” because with a hardwood floor, we have to be pretty careful he doesn’t topple over. And now that he has been eating solids for nearly a month, you would think he would love food. Nope, not so much. But we are working on it .