Sunday, November 17, 2013

Fall so Far

Fall is my favorite.
I used to think I was unique for loving Fall because I thought everyone else loved Summer.
But, it seems like I am in the majority now.

October is the start of my Fall.
It's my favorite month of the year.
When Jack was given a due date of September 28th, I really wanted him to be late so that I could have an October baby.
(That desire quickly changed and when my doctor said he would induce me 9 days early I did not hesitate to say "YES, please!")

However, I think November is starting to become my favorite month now instead of October.
October does not feel like Fall in California.
It is hot.
And the leaves have not changed yet.
It's hard to think pumpkin bread and apple cider when it's 80-90 degrees out and feels like summer still.
Maybe I will have a November baby one day...

So, here is our Fall so far in pictures.

First Fall outing was to the Pumpkin Patch with the cousins.
(Sorry, photo overload, but my sister got so many cute ones of Jack)

And Fall always means Grammy's birthday.
On October 27th, she turned 102.

And Halloween, of course.
This was the best I could get of our very excited Jack-Jack.

So grown up compared to our 'Jack'-o-lantern last year. 

Last weekend we took a trip up to Apple Hill.
It's Fall land in California.
Apple farms everywhere, filled with everything apple: apple cider, apple donuts, caramel apples, cinnamon apple fudge, apple milkshakes. You name it.

Jack had a great time running around and exploring.
He especially liked the hay barrels.

He found a family that needed help pushing their wagon up the hill. Such a little helper (even though it took them twice as long with his help)

Our family picture from Apple Hill this year.

Again, so grown up compared to our visit last year. 

The only main event left of Fall is Thanksgiving.
Can't wait!