One of my favorite things about fall is the pumpkin patch. Going there reminds me of my dad, who used to grow pumpkins for me when I was a kid. I loved each and everyone of them, named them, loaded them in my wagon and pulled them around wrapped up in baby blankets.
I feel like a kid again when I take the little grand fairies to visit our pumpkin friends, and every Autumn, I try to make as many trips out there as I can. Its a nice walk on a crisp fall day.
Especially since I got to spend an afternoon with my grown up son and his baby. In our busy world, we don't get a lot of time together. When he was little, I used to call him my shadow. In my mind, he'll always be that little five year old who never left my side.
Fall is a reminder of the changes in life as well as seasons. I hope that I am creating some long lasting memories for Sugarwings and Dewdrop. I know that they are doing that for me. Meandering through the pumpkins every Autumn with the little girls will be something that stays with me forever.
Such a simple way to spend an afternoon, but aren't those kind of days always the best?