Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fall Fun

Leaves changing colors

Sweaters and sweatshirts

Apples and apple cider

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Soups and stews

Soccer games

Pumpkin patch

Yesterday we joined some friends at a pumpkin patch. When we were in Asia, fall was not much change. The weather got cooler but not much else changed. So living here in the USA we enjoy fall and all that goes with it.

We had a list of pumpkin patches and places where we could go. Do we drive a distance? Do we go to the big corn maze? What other activities do they have? We were having a hard time making a decision and decided to go to the one just down the road from my friend's house. I had actually taken the kids there last year.

We did the corn maze. Since it was a weekday, it was cheaper.  I think the kids ran through it about three times.

We walked through the pumpkin fields and picked a few pumpkins. I thought the prices were reasonable so we did buy a few. Miss K was picking up lots and lots of pumpkins.

We also did the duck race. Last year you bought your duck and could race. We brought our ducks with us this year. For some reason the ducks were one of the toys that have travelled with us. If you brought your own ducks it was free. I had not seen a duck race before last year. There were three pumps, you put your duck in the top and then pumped water into the pipe and pump and pump cheering your duck to the end. I decided it was some gross motor exercise for Miss K.

It does feel like fall around here.

What are fun things that you do for fall?

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  1. We love picking pumpkins. My sister in law is from Asia, and she says her first fall here in the US, she thought all the trees were dying! She was relieved to find out that it's what the season looked like for us. :-)

  2. Love the leaves, pumpkins, apples, baking, color, and cooler weather!

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