Friday, October 10, 2008
We visited the pumpkin farm/apple orchard down the road from our house today. Although it has been cooler lately, it was warm and sunny. Too warm, frankly. For this kind of outing, I was actually kind of hoping for cool, but what can you do. I love going to these kinds of places and I am so excited for the day when Sophie can fully enjoy all of the activities they have to offer: the corn maze, scarecrow stuffing session, sack slide, goat riding. Okay, I made that last one up. Wouldn't that be cool, though? I may have to put that in the suggestion box.
Lucky for us, I found a wagon to pull Sophie around in. Most of the time she sat up, taking in the sights and sounds, trying not to fall out as I pulled her over some pretty uneven terrain. Towards the end of our visit, she got a little tired (I swear that isn't hooch in the bottle she's holding) and reclined while I finished my pumpkin browsing. Is that the life or what?
I did indulge my inner Martha and bought a half dozen pumpkins in a variety of sizes and colors as well as a bunch of Indian corn and a mini hay bale. I haven't figured out exactly how I'm going to display my autumnal decorations, but I'll be sure to take a picture when I do. I hope I can actually make something nice out of my purchases. So often I have grand ideas but the actual application of said ideas loses something in the translation. I also got a jug of one of my all time favorite drinks: apple cider. It is one of those things that absolutely embodies fall for me. A warm mug of cider on a cool day. Lovely.
By the way, I took these pictures and many of the other ones I post on here with my phone. Pretty awesome, right?