Fall is here, yay! It's simply my favorite. But then again, I love the turn of all seasons. Even winter. Everything is so refreshing, exciting, new. Fall brings with it a few simple traditions that I like to carry out, and I have been talking about them with the kids. But I mustn't have been too clear, as they have been referring to the orchard as the patch, and the patch the orchard.
So on Sunday we went to the Apple Patch. Orchard. Whatever. We found a super adorable, quaint little orchard to try, and it just so happened to be run by a family that is in our ECFE class. And, they take a natural/organic approach to their apples, which is hard to come by in a pick your own orchard. We were pleased as punch, and will definitely be back. Maybe even this year yet, as I made applesauce last night and its just about gone already!
And today it's OCTOBER! Can you believe it? We have three glorious forecasted days this week, then it looks like we're going to get hit with rain and cold. So I've been trying to get the kids outside as much as possible, soak up as much sunshine as we can. Today we made a quick stop to Barten's Pumpkins, so that we could do a little pumpkin painting fun. We'll go again with the Daddy closer to Halloween and get our big ones for carving.
So here I thought I was all sly going midday during the week, you know, to avoid a crowd. But then I pulled up to two busloads of kids on a field trip, so that theory was a bust. But nonetheless, we had fun, and the school kids were well controlled :)
"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
-Anne of Green Gables
Happy Fall, y'all!