Poof! We flipped the page on the 2017 calendar and here we are in October already. Now how in the heck does this seriously happen, people? Like, really? You know what this means? Christmas is merely a few weeks away. I can not help myself. I am a BIG holiday person. Like, already purchased Christmas gifts, started making lists, almost cried when I heard Toys R Us claimed bankruptcy, Christmas season loving kind of person. I feel it is important we get that out in the open now.
Even though I know twinkling lights, a Christmas tree, holiday music, baking and gift giving and wrapping is just around the corner, I will take a moment to enjoy the moment and that is beatiful Fall.
Since the Autumn Equinox occurred September 22, our little family has been busy tackling some of our must-dos.
Last weekend we took Logan to a local Fall Festival in West Virginia. There were about 1,000+ people crammed on the small farm lawn, and the early cool Fall breeze and lower temperature crept higher in the 70’s and low 80’s as the day went on, making our Fall inspired outfits of sweaters and boots turn on us. Suddenly I was ridiculously hot and sticky. It could have also been the 24 kids crammed in one bounce house as I tried hoisting my body over the side walls to retrieve my child.
Oh, and we waited about 20 minutes for face painting and during that timeframe we convinced our daughter that a cute bumble bee on her cheek or kitten whiskers would be plenty. Something about all that paint and those brushes and maybe the kind women who clearly loved painting this on hundreds of children who said, “How about a tiger?” and held up a picture of another child with this same face paint.
Lady, we were giving you a break out of the hundreds of kids with ours. Welcome to carpal tunnel.
I mean clearly, Lo is amused.
This was 5 minutes after she screamed that she did not want to pet a goat and then decided moments later that she did. Kettle popcorn fixes everything.
You see we are already well on our way to accomplishing our list – we visited a farm, a fall festival, and ate kettle popcorn. Noticeably missing from the list below, drag out tired tiger child from festival and momma strip down in car from heat exhaustion.
Don’t let my attempt at humor sway you. It actually was a great day and this really is a fun season!