Fall in NC is a very different experience—the leaves don’t change until October. It’s 70˚-80˚ out, and there’s not the crisp chill in the air that screams “Fall is here!” But alas, we’re already coming up on Halloween weekend and Daylight Saving’s Time. Cheers to it being dark at 4pm!
We’ve managed to have some fun outings this fall. We did a pumpkin patch with Daddy-O, and also snagged some pretty mums for the front porch. (I am obsessed with Mums!) We also went to a Farm and did all the fun Fall activities: fed farm animals, jumped in the bouncy house, went on a barrel ride, ventured through a hay-bale maze, and finished with a hayride and more pumpkin picking. It was an amazing time! We even got some yummy homemade lemonade and orangeade—which was actually quite delicious, I’d never tried it! Bennett, in classic 2-year-old fashion, was running all over the place like a crazy little monster. Soon we need to carve the pumpkins and watch Hocus Pocus, per our household tradition!
Speaking of Bennett Monster, I stalked him with my camera while he was playing in the back yard the other day. He was adorable playing in the leaves! Anyway, I love how his sassy little personality shines through. I’ve really been enjoying taking photos again lately. Maybe I’ll do a post with some of those in a few days. I’d really like to do a gallery display of some of my work behind our couch, but that’s a project for another day.
As an aside, I tried my first Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks a couple weeks ago. I must say I’m not really a fan…sorry. The Peppermint Mocha is WAYYYYY better, and frankly, if I’m wasting calories on a fluffy beverage, it’s gonna be the Mocha all the way!