We kicked off our weekend at the very last Juanita Friday Market. It has been one of the highlights of our summer, and of our new neighborhood, and it was bittersweet to say goodbye til next season.
We put those berries to good use on Saturday morning – topping fresh vegan pumpkin pancakes! ( Recipe coming soon.)
After that, we were off to the pumpkin patch! Cullen’s first hay ride – he loved it.
A few people had recommended we check out Bob’s Corn, and this weekend seemed like the perfect weather for pumpkin picking. We took our hay ride out to the pumpkin fields, and got to work searching for the perfect ones.
Pumpkins everywhere! We wanted to get three – mom, dad, and baby pumpkins.
Cullen helped us choose. He loved playing in the wheelbarrow (with close supervision!), and he thought the pumpkins were fun to bang on and attack.
He also kept trying to eat the stems. I am eagerly awaiting when he finally grows out of the “everything in the mouth” stage.
Is there anything more fun than a baby in a pumpkin patch? He was the perfect age to enjoy and experience it. Every day I feel more lucky to have him.
So far, we have been blessed with an incredible fall season. I’m afraid to even talk about it. For weeks and weeks, every day has been 70 degrees and full of sun. This weekend was no exception.
Being out in the country with a perfect fall breeze actually reminded me of being home in Ohio. We always went apple and pumpkin picking in the fall, and I’m so happy to pass that tradition on to Cullen.
We found the perfect mom, dad, and baby pumpkins.
And had a perfect day as mom, dad, and baby.
Every summer I say that it is my favorite season, and every fall I take it back. There is nothing quite like an autumn breeze!
I love spending my weekends with my two favorite pumpkins. Casey and I both shut our computers down and put them aside all weekend. It was so nice to unplug and just enjoy our time together as a family.
I loved Bob’s Corn – so many great family-friendly things to do there. A playground, corn maze, pumpkin picking, and more – definitely something we’ll do again next year!
We also ran into some friends while we were there, and so we all picked pumpkins together! Baby talk – I swear they are communicating.
Before we left, I made a stop at the general store for a few more fall treats. A bucket of freshly picked honeycrisp apples, and some decorative mini pumpkins for the house!
I was excited about my loot.
Came back out and caught the boys in a moment. :)
After a great afternoon of fall fun, we headed home for some much needed lunch, and a nap for Cullen. Casey and I split a field roast and spinach frittata, along with some of our new honeycrisps.
I wanted to get as much local fun in as possible, because we have a few busy weekends coming up! One of the downsides to Casey’s job is that he has to travel quite a bit. But one of the perks is that occasionally I can tag along! I usually don’t take advantage of it, since I don’t want to drag Cullen around too much, but this one was too good to pass up.
A few weeks ago, Casey found out that he had an conference coming up in Washington, DC (!!!!!), so Cullen and I are tagging along and headed back to our favorite spot next weekend. I can’t wait to see the leaves changing in Old Town, and visit with all our friends there. We have a busy week ahead of us to get ready! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.