Yeah, fall is here. Most people think I'm crazy when I say that I am happy that fall is here. I absolutely hate the summer heat and humidity that we get here in New England, but I also hate the winters that we get. But, I absolutely love fall. It is my favorite time of the year. I love the weather, I love the smell in the air, I love the foods that you tend to eat more often, I love apple picking, I love the fall fairs, I love the clothes that get worn, and I love Halloween (which is so much more fun now that I have kids).
Speaking of Halloween, this will be the 1st year since I have had kids that I will actually get to enjoy trick or treating with them. Michael's 1st Halloween, I was pregnant with the twins and put on bed rest 2 days prior. Last year, we got to go to a Halloween party for the twins group, but my sister got married on Halloween so we didn't get to do trick or treating. Halloween of 2008, I made Michael a costume of the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz. In the past I had made Tom a scarecrow and I was Dorothy, My plan was to sew me a new costume as the wicked witch since I was pregnant. That didn't happen since I was on bed rest, but Tom and Michael got dressed up and went around the neighborhood. Last year I made the twins' costumes and they were the scarecrow and Dorothy, so we had 2 scarecrows and 1 Dorothy. I was supposed to be Dorothy too, but I didn't fit into the costume. It's that time of year again, to start thinking about sewing Halloween costumes. This year, I think I want to make costumes to go to King Richard's Faire, which will double as our Halloween costumes. Today I went to the fabric store an got patterns for me and Eva Rose. I plan to make us gypsies. I haven't totally decided on the boys yet. I can't wait to make them and also to go to the twins group party and actually trick or treating with the 3 kids!
I also can't wait to go apple picking. We took Michael apple picking when I was pregnant with the twins and then we took all 3 kids last year. This year all 3 kids are walking so it should be interesting to try to keep control. I love taking pictures of the kids while we are apple picking. I love making apple pie and apple crisp and apple dumplings and pretty much anything apple.
If you can't tell by this post, I truly love fall. Now that I have kids I love it even more! I am not looking forward to winter, but I am only going to focus on enjoying fall!