so i am jealous that i have friends & family who really experience fall, i truly miss this season. it was 100 degrees today, the first of october and i was bummed. i miss fall weather, the leaves becoming brilliant colors and being in the mood for a warm drink. instead i went swimming this afternoon because it was so hot, i didn't really swim, the boys did. but i'm not complaining and i should be thankful the sky spit some rain out on monday for the first time in months. despite the amazingly warm weather we did go visit the pumpkin patch last week. we were excited because it was an actual farm. malachi picked the pumpkins, he kissed the lama in the petting zoo and raced through the corn maze like a mad man. abram just took it all in from dad's back. we tried to take a tractor ride around the farm and after a short little ride the tractor broke down. but it was good enough for the boys. we were literally the only people there except for 2 others the whole time. we learned that going on opening day is a great choice because the woman running the cash register shared that on busy days there are about 2,000 kids there at one time, yes 2,000. hence the comment to the other workers about never wanting kids, we ignored the fact that she said this as we walked in with our kids... anyway it was a beautiful day and fun too experience this tradition a year after abram was born. last year most of the pumpkins were bigger than he was. so happy fall, kind of.