Happy Autumn!

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/pumpkin patch.  
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.

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3 Responses to Happy Autumn!

  1. Karoline says:

    Liebe Conny, danke für Deinen lieben Kommentar! Ich liebe den Herbst, ich bin ein Herbstkind! Ich habe schon alles schön herbstlich dekoriert und kann mich nicht satt sehen. Das Labyrinth ist ja echt beeindruckend!Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende, Karoline

  2. That is an impressive maze! Good thing you had clues or you could be lost in there for days! 🙂

  3. melanie says:

    Wow, that maze IS impressive! Wish we could take a *field* trip with you too =)

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