October is one of my favorite months – I love fall. It’s Juliana’s birthday month. The heat of the summer is replaced by cooler temperatures. It’s a lovely time of year.
But it’s also one of the busiest months of the year for our family. School is cruising along with early mornings, homework and activities. Soccer season takes up much of our weeks – this season Juliana had practice 2 nights a week and games on Sunday and the boys had practice another weeknight and games on Sundays. Add to that two weeks that I was traveling on business and a third week that Scott was traveling and things got more than a bit hectic. In fact the month was so busy that we moved Juliana’s birthday party to the first weekend in November so we would be able to prepare for and enjoy her celebration.
One of the activities that we always make time for each fall is an outing to a pumpkin farm with a group of friends (some favorites: 2015, 2013). It’s something that we started many years ago and the kids look forward to our annual trek. We aren’t the only ones who are busy this time of year and we had trouble finding a date to get the group together. We finally found a random Friday evening and met some friends.
Juliana spent lots of time picking corn and feeding the goats.
They climbed on the truck, ran through the corn maze and played in the pumpkin patch.
As usual they spent the majority of our visit running back and forth from the tractors and other farm equipment to take turns “driving”.
As usual I tried to get some pictures of my crew together and failed. This picture sums up what it’s like trying to take a picture of this group and captures the moments that I hope they always remember.