October always turns out to be such a fun month. With pumpkin patches, fall colors, costume shopping, Halloween parties, pumpkin carving, and of course trick-or-treating, there always seems to be something exciting going on. This year was no exception.
We have always enjoyed going to the pumpkin patch, but it had been a few years since we had been near one. This year we came upon a small patch in Williston. It was slightly different than we were used to, with pumpkins being delivered as opposed to actually growing out in the field, but it was still fun to select our perfect pumpkins.
They had pedal cars and a rope climb and rubber duck races, all things the kids enjoyed. In attending these events, I realize just how big our kids are getting. They were among the oldest kids there, but I love that they still have such a good time at events like this.
Pumpkin carving took place on Saturday morning. Liam had already carved a pumpkin as school, but all three kiddos were able to carve their pumpkin patch selections. They had a lot of fun and their pumpkins turned out great. This morning I roasted their pumpkin seeds, so they will have a tasty snack after school. : )
Trick-or-treating is always a big hit. I love the variety of things people hand out these days. They came home with everything from stuffed Halloween snakes to rubber duckies to juice boxes. Our kids do not seem to mind that we still walk along the street with them while they run from house to house, and I am grateful for that.
Of course, watching them run along only reminds me of when they were little, back when we had to hold their hands and help them up onto porches. And now, as I look at my beautiful babies, I am only too aware that my little ones are not so little anymore… But they sure are awesome big kids! I hope you all enjoyed October as much as we did!
October, here’s to you. Here’s to the heady aroma of the frost-kissed apples, the winey smell of ripened grapes, the wild-as-the-wind smell of hickory nuts, and the nostalgic whiff of that first wood smoke. ~Ken Weber, in Providence Journal-Bulletin