I don't know how we're halfway into October (Christmas is in just over two months. What?!?!?!), but here we are. The days have been flying by, and it's been exhausting, but really fun. This week, the weather finally decided to dip down into the fifties for a couple days (but, since this is Oklahoma, it'll be up in the eighties again by the end of the week) so we decided to embrace this short spurt of fall time.
Every single year, a botanical garden downtown creates a massive pumpkin wonderland, and every single year, I think about going--but we never make it. This year, due to Covid, the garden didn't host their usual large event, but had a much smaller-scale pumpkin patch set up. So, the kids and I bundled up and spent the morning looking at pumpkins and playing in the Children's Garden. With the scent of hay in the chilly air, and surrounded by gorgeous orange pumpkins, it actually felt like Fall. One of my kids declared that he didn't like it as much as a small fall festival we attended a few days beforehand, since that festival handed out lollipops. But we all still had fun.
|The fall festival that my kids liked more also involved free |
pumpkin painting and plants that the kids could repot to bring home.