Last year, I started something new to do during the fall - Pumpkin Picking.
I grew up in Hell (very far south) and to be quite honest, Hell is a bit hot for pumpkins and fall is not really a season there. Typically our Summers were scorchers and the the leaves and grass were dead and gone long before fall came so there was never any changing of the seasons for us. The land was never used for pumpkins because we were big producers of grain and cotton, pumpkins on the other hand were bought at the store.
When the hub and I moved up here I discovered all kinds of places to 'pick your own' and thought this was a brilliant idea. Last year I took DQ and she had a blast making a scarecrow and picking pumpkins. Little miss wasn't born yet, but she was there in spirit. Since we had so much fun I couldn't wait to take the girls this year - and it didn't disappoint.
There were pumpkins plenty and we each got to choose our own. DQ couldn't wait to get there and pick the biggest one, Little Miss, on the other hand was pretty happy just playing in the pumpkins.
We took a hayride, picked 'just the right ones' and took lots of pictures. All in all, it was a great memory made AND the
mess fun of carving them has yet to begin. Can't wait!
From our family to yours - Happy Fall!