Fall Family Outing



Hello, it's October! F turned 7 months old a few weeks ago, and no, I'm not okay, thank you for asking. He's still working on sitting up, and he really wants to crawl, but so far just gets up on his knees and rocks back and forth a few times before falling back down. He currently has RSV, which I would feel more stressed about, perhaps, but at this point I'm just glad it's not The Virus.

For a couple of days in September, Oklahoma decided to act like fall, but now we are back to 90 degrees, and Panera still isn't carrying my favorite seasonal treat: cranberry orange muffins. As if I needed another reason to be mad at 2020. I need my muffins, people!

Despite the heat and the lack of leaves turning brown (aka colorful death), last weekend (pre-F having any cold-like symptoms, please note) I leapt into the fall spirit with open arms. I decorated my mantle and bookshelves, and we loaded up the minivan and headed to a local farm. 

I've been wanting to check this place out for several years but never made a point to go, and I'm so glad we did! The weather was perfect, and it wasn't super crowded, so there was ample space to enjoy the activities while not getting super close to anyone. We rode a train, got some pumpkins (each kid got a tiny pumpkin for free!), pet some animals, and greatly enjoyed one of the few outings we've taken as a family of five.
The kids did awesome and seemed to have a lot of fun. They are both going to daycare, but other than that we don't get out much, so I'm really thankful we were able to at least do one fall activity this year in case we don't end up doing anything else.

I hope you are having a nice start to fall, wherever you are. Stay safe and well!

Oh, and PS. If you read my last post, MY NOSE STILL HURTS. That's all. Good day.

AnneMarie said...

It's so great that you are embracing fall, even if the weather is acting otherwise! Really, Oklahoma fall barely even counts in my opinion (I just like it for the sake of cooler temperatures). I used to live in Ohio and, years ago, in upstate New York, and I really loved fall in those places. I still want to do something fall-ish in the coming weeks, but it is hard to motivate myself when it feels like summer!

Audrey Louise said...

Is it already RSV season? Yikes. I can't handle it. Hope F is feel better soon. I also can't handle J's California hair. Haha. It's so long!! And luscious! I need to use his shampoo. Lol. Looks like a super fun outing! That tractor tire pile is nuts!

Jenny Evans said...

We;re going apple picking next week! I don't think we've done a fall farm trip for the last few years but we will absolutely jump on it this year because of what a great socially distanced activity it is, and we're starved for activities these days.