It is really my favorite time of the year. I love October. I love the cool weather, the change of color in the leaves and pumpkin EVERYTHING. We headed to our favorite pumpkin patch at Shady Brook Farm this past weekend to take in the season. They have so much to do there and Rachel is finally old enough to enjoy it. When she was a baby, she did not understand why we were taking a hayride out to the pumpkin patch. I tried my best to get cute photos of her, but the confusion on her face could not be hidden. This she loved every minute of it.
Our little Michael loved his first trip to the pumpkin patch, unlike his big sister. He enjoyed the hayride and sitting with the pumpkins. You can really see the joy on his little face in the photos. I think he loved getting some fresh air. We have had so much rain this season that trips outside aren't as frequent as I would like.
I'm so happy big Michael was home for some of the Halloween activities this year. He is leaving for work in a week. The thought of him being gone for another long stretch kills me. I really appreciate all of his sacrifices for us.