Yup, it's the first day of Fall. The time when the weather turns cooler, we get to break out all of the new long sleeve school clothes we got and put way all of the grungy short sleeve stuff we've been wearing all summer.
There's only one problem.
IT'S GOING TO BE 82 TODAY! What kind of Fall is that?
Fall is by far my favorite season. I love the excitement of the new school year, new shows, leaves changing colors, the anticipation of the holidays coming up.
My favorite activities of the fall by far are the pumpkin patches. Here in West Michigan there are a TON of them. And our little family spends pretty much every weekend visiting a different one. We have for several years now.
We have found some with lots of bells and whistles (hayrides, kiddie play areas) and some that simply have fields to pick pumpkins or apples. We love them all.
We have had a tradition for the last few years of our entire extended family getting together to visit a certain one for numerous years as well. Noah has been nagging for a week now about when we would be doing that. It's a busy fall so I hope we can still get that worked out. I love watching all of the cousins running around together.
As I sit here, I have already visited the Kent Harvest trails website, both planning to visit our annual sites (there are about five or six of them) and wondering if we should add some others to the mix.
Last June when Noah brought home his journal from the school year, he had an entry that said something along the lines of "This weekend we went to ANOTHER pumpkin patch. I hope we don't do that anymore". So I figured that he was pretty much sick of them and I was so sad that our tradition may be coming to an end.
But for the last week or so, all he talks about when we talk about fall is beginning the annual treks so I am relieved and excited to let the fun begin again.
I Love Fall!