My very favorite fall tradition is taking Leopold to the pumpkin patch each year. The one close to us is pretty enormous and overkill, but it’s become our place and we’ll keep going back every year late September / October. The older he gets the more into the crazy attractions they have (like the giraffes. Seriously. We didn’t even get to them this year, either, there was so much else to do).
Leopold’s first year I got some of my very favorite pictures of him as a baby and despite the entrance fee I was hooked. i mean, seriously? That smile? The giant pumpkins? Hooked.
He was so cute and we had so much fun snapping pictures there, such a good first family outing memory.
Year two was a whole different thing, there was a lot of chasing of a very rambunctious toddler. It was a lot of fun still, but different:
His third trip to the pumpkin patch at 2 yrs 4 months (how is that even possible he’s that old?), was a blast. We went with some friends with two boys one 4 year old and one right around Leopold’s age. It was a whole different experience this year now that he understands and communicates so much. It’s amazing how much they change in a year.
I’m glad we made it there this year and kept the tradition going. It’s mind-boggling to think how much this kid has grown in the past three falls, and unfathomable to think of taking TWO kids there next year (an almost 1 year old and a nearly 3.5 year old?). I cannot imagine what that will look, feel, or be like.
In lady baby news, 38 weeks today. Come on out, lil one! First dilation check on Tuesday morning.