When I think of autumn, I think of family activities like pumpkin and apple picking, soft and cozy layers of clothing, beautiful backdrops and cool evenings by the fire.
This autumn we have been enjoying all of this and more. With the upcoming arrival of our baby girl, we haven’t had the chance to get away as much as we would like but it has been a bit of a blessing as we have been able to enjoy each others company and create fun around our home.
A few weeks ago we took Owen apple picking at Apple Land. We enjoyed watching him play on the large sand hill with trucks and cars and how impressed he was with himself that he was brave enough to climb to the top. We fed the animals and walked through the tall corn maze letting Owen direct our path. We filled up a bag of apples as we taste tested along the way to make sure we had THE BEST apples. I made my first apple pie for our family and although I must admit it could have turned out better it makes me so happy that I have a family to bake for.
Yesterday, we took Owen to the pumpkin patch close by and very carefully selected pumpkins that would be perfect for carving, decorating and eating! One of Owens favorite things about carving the pumpkins is that we get to bake the seeds inside. It’s definitely a favorite snack of ours including our future baby girls as Owen says everything I eat she must love and he gets such a kick out of thinking this. He is also convinced that she is the biggest baby ever and lets me know how big I am getting almost every day.
As we move through autumn I am completely wrapped up in the little things, the changes of colour, my family, date nights with my fiancé, football on Sundays, a warm cup of chili, hot apple ciders, pumpkin lattes, and did I say, family? Even though we haven’t had the time to get away it has been even more enjoyable to stop and be thankful for all the wonderful things happening right here at home.
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