I have been tweeting (heatherbois) about how cheated I feel here in Fairfield County for the lack of foliage. I am not sure if we are late bloomers or fall is just skipping us all together. I have a favorite tree in Southport that looks like its on fire when fall comes. Its the first to change out of all the surrounding trees and this year it barely changed colors and all the leaves just fell off. This weekend I went to Bristol and the trees there are beautiful. Here not so much...just more brown and green than anything. Maybe its the kind of trees we have down here. I dont know. I just know that as I drive down the road I do not see the beautiful colors I grew up seeing 45 min away in good old Bristol.
Our family loves fall (with or without foliage). It is our favorite time of year for many reasons...first and foremost HALLOWEEN (and my birthday hehe). I remember when I was young, Halloween was like (or should have been) a holiday to me. I never understood why we had to go to school on Halloween. I have a mini-me (boy version). Owen loves Halloween. Today he went on a field trip to a farm where he will get a pumpkin and apples. I am sad I didnt get to go on this one...I am sure there will be others. He is all excited to be a skeleton, I am excited to get him his costume and paint his face! He will be the coolest looking skeleton there is. Then of course there is our local Halloween parade and party at the library...I will be taking out my camera for that one! I am sure there will be tons of cute kids running around!
This is also the time of year that we start having fires. This is Brian's favorite thing to do. We love to be in the house on a cold day with a fire in the fire place, and soup brewing in the crock pot. Its the definition of fall for us. Last year I would have thrown baking a cake into the mix but this year we are on a health kick so cake will not had!
And out come the winter clothes...one of the best parts of living in New England is the change of seasons or should I say change of wardrobe. I love taking out the boots and sweaters for fall. Of course I love to buy new ones too but its just exciting to put on a big cozy sweater especially when you haven't seen it in months!
So all in all we are really excited that fall is here...great things are happening for us.
Here are some pics:
My sweet boy:
Sid the pumpkin:
Notice how there are wayyy more pics of Sid than my child...its nearly impossible to get a pic of this kid!!!