Right now, many people are touting the joys of the change of seasons.
I just heard today was the FIRST DAY OF FALL!
It also happens to be Miriam’s 21 month “birthday”!
(self portrait by Miriam)
So, it’s Fall … I don’t MIND Fall … but Summer will always be my favorite season.
On Monday, our kids played hooky from school (with permission) to meet up with some home-schooling friends in a town further away at a corn maze
The corn maze was one of the biggest, most impressive I’ve ever experienced. We let the “big kids” run ahead as they were faster/more energetic then us – and it took the moms (and Miriam) about 1 1/2 hours to get through the 8 acre maze! You had to follow clues to various forks in the path as well as watch out for dead ends. A bird’s eye view of the maze was given to us as a guide:
Impressive, no!? (The theme for the maze this year was the story of DANIEL, by the way!)
The “field trip” got me in the mood for Fall: a bonfire, hot dogs over an open fire (did you know if you burn your finger, it will feel better if you stick it in your ear?! Nope, I didn’t know that either – but one of the boys showed us that trick!), s’mores, a scavenger hunt in the woods, and pumpkins from the patch! The boys played football, and the girls played with each other and minded the babies that were there. And I got to have some MOMMY TIME with several friends and a few new friends!
And so, it’s FALL (which is ok by me … but I’ll be honest & say I DREAD WINTER!) … time for sweaters and cocoa and raking leaves and scarecrows and pumpkin spice lattes and cinnamony apple pies with real whipped cream – as well as soup and yes, even chili. 🙂
Happy Fall, my friends! Wishing you crisp days, fuzzy throw blankets, pumpkins and pies, and lots of yummy comfort food.