Fall is Here!
Temperatures are in the 60's and I'm over here in heaven. Last week we finally made it to the pumpkin patch to have a family day! Sometimes life can feel a little like groundhog day and I was getting a little stir crazy. Getting out and about, just the three of us, was just what the doctor ordered! First we made a stop into Big Canoe. We had lunch outside with the mountains in view and it was crisp and quiet. If Paul ever goes missing I'll definitely know where to find him. He's introverted. But the kind that still thrives with people. He just needs time to recharge alone and get away for a bit (that's starting to sound more and more familiar). I could've sworn he was scoping out spots to set up a hammock and just sit for a while. Without June and me of course.
We made our way up to our favorite spot-- Burt's Farm! It's become a little tradition for us over the past years and last year we took June when she was just a month old little teeny baby. I remember everyone dying over her and I was over there dying because I was hot, trying to nurse her while hiding in the car. BUT we kept the tradition alive! So when we pulled up I had little flashbacks of that amazing, super hard season. Burts is the kind of place that has all of the gorgeous pumpkins-- you know the ones. My favorites this year were the huge white pumpkins and the white pumpkins that look like they had been sat on. We got two of the "sat on" pumpkins (excuse me for not knowing the exact term but you get it). I partnered those with our beautiful maroon mums on our front porch/step/whatever you call it when it's too small to sit on in a chair but bigger than a tiny step. June is pretty fond of them too! I have to say those maroon mums were calling my name with their rich, beautiful color and the PRICE. We found those for $10 each at Costco. They are huge and full and worth every penny. Definitely the best price for the best quality.
June was so giddy over the field of pumpkins but what made us giggle the most was how infatuated she was with the little scarecrows they had for sale up at the front. I can't really say that's necessarily my thing but I love seeing her little opinions and what makes her smile. We gave her a mini one to hold while we shopped around and she couldn't stop laughing. I love seeing the world through her eyes and being about to create "childhood" for her. I'm learning it doesn't have to be the biggest and best things that make a mark but it's all of the little moments and even the moments in the mundane that build up into her little heart. Watching her see life is beautiful. Childhood is magical.
Her little bloomers are from EWMcCall and their fall line is killing me! We have a little grid dress thats currently on sale and I can't wait to put June in it. Fall is my favorite and I don't care who knows it!! If you haven't already-- go put on a cozy sweater, brew a cup of coffee and put on a pot of chili (cough cough my favorite recipe is coming this week and it's EASY PEASY). Cheers to making memories and happy Fall!