Last night we finally made it out to the Pumpkin Patch with our kiddos. These moments will soon consist of only one of them without the other or not at all being that they'll soon want to not do these type of family traditions anymore or they'll be busy making and creating their own.
Makes me a little sad sometimes when I start to think of the future without them constantly by my side, but consuming every minute I can with them right now is everything.
I'm doing my best to get Julian (my 13 year old) out of the house as often as possible, because between home, school, cycling, and soccer he doesn't care for spending much time with sister or mom and dad outdoors. He's a homebody and loves to cuddle, okay so I'll take it, but I want him as much of part of our indoor world as the world we're discovering outside our front door as well.
They grew up too fast in my opinion, and I wish they would have stayed younger longer. I cherish the memories we've made that now sit in scrapbook photo albums (thank god for film camera's back then) which I cherish just as much!
We giggled, someone even complained a little, we took pictures and eventually picked out our pumpkins!
Visiting the pumpkin patch in the evenings has slowly transitioned in the last few of years for us, we instantly fell in love with the lighting and the coziness of the crisp air, last year I think it even drizzled while we were there. Its also less hectic which makes all the amenities that much more enjoyable without it feeling overly crowded.
At the end of the evening, we all left pretty happy with our pickins and even grumpiness from Mr. Homebody turned into smiles from watching all the little ones run around trying to carry some big pumpkins to their mom or dads. Oh the days!
Yeah, so guess what we're doing tonight?
... yup, we're carving pumpkins!
I'll be posting the final look of our not so professional pumpkins on Facebook and Instagram, don't forget to follow.
Have you and the family visited the Pumpkin Patch yet?