Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall Traditions

Three of the four members of my family love fall. Bill loves the cooler weather (and of course, football), both girls love playing in the leaves, eating fresh apples and pumpkin muffins, etc. I like some of those things too, but knowing that the cold winter weather is just around the corner makes me not really LOVE fall like the other three do. I could do without the rain, cold blustery wind, and the bare trees. I do, however, like Halloween and Thanksgiving, pumpkin flavored everything, and football. Most of all, I look forward to some of the traditions fall brings to our house.

In the past we've always visited the local pumpkin patch, and the haunted house at the Children's Museum, but this year we tried some new activities we hadn't yet experienced in our town before - apple picking and Zoo Boo at the Indianapolis Zoo. While I missed going to our favorite fall festival and picking pumpkins, I liked that we did something new and different, and am hoping we can add these activities to our yearly traditions. And who knows, maybe we will change it up a little bit and find a new activity or two every year.

What are your fall traditions?


Becky at lifeoutoffocus said...

those are great pics! our tradition lately has just been the pumpkin patch too. and of course tons of pics doing whatever we're doing. we don't have fall colors down here in texas so i really miss that about living in ohio!

Angie @ Just Like The Number said...

Good to see you posting again! Our fall traditions include the pumpkin patch, apple picking at Stuckey's or Tuttles, and going to the Headless Horseman at Connor Prairie. This is the first year we didn't make it to the haunted house at the Children's Museum. Is your daughter dressed as Hermione Granger? My daughter had the same coat last year.

Karen Hartzell, Graco said...

Great pics! I would have loved to do apple picking this year, but we settled on the pumpkin patch. It was a beautiful sunny day so it was nice to be outside.

Amy said...

Great pictures! I'm with you - I love many many things about fall and the holidays that come with it, but the cold! Oh how I hate the cold.

We always go to the pumpkin patch in October, but we missed it this year! I'm still bummed.