Fall Family Fun
Despite the fact that mother nature still thinks its summer, our little family has been enjoying the various fall offerings around here. Like every fall, we have attended numerous TCU football games. It’s been a tough season with ugly wins and even uglier losses but we’ve stuck it out. Last weekend we took Hannah to the game with us. She hadn’t been all season and we really weren’t sure how she’d do. She loved it! Had fun at the tailgate sitting with the adults, eating junk food and raking in the oohs and aahs. Then she enjoyed going into the stadium, seeing all the fanfare and cheering on the Horned Frogs. As any true TCU toddler should be able to do, she said “Go Frogs” “TCU” “football” and “touchdown” quite well! And she clapped, danced and cheered along with the crowd.
The Arboretum hosts an amazing pumpkin patch every year complete with pumpkin houses, pumpkin carriages and all sorts of other pumpkin decor. A few weeks ago, we joined friends for a Sunday morning (along with seemingly half of the metroplex) to see the pumpkin village. It was a warm but nice day and we had fun taking various photos amongst the pumpkins. We also took a break to sit and eat snacks including homemade cinnamon rolls and mimosas under the trees. Despite the crowds we had a great time and hope to make a tradition of it!
Hannah has really gotten into pumpkins this fall so on top of the Arboretum we took her to a local pumpkin patch that was full of pumpkins, cutout characters, mazes, bounce houses and more. She was much more interested in the toys and play structures than the pumpkins. She even tried out a bounce house for the first time and thought it was pretty cool despite her inability to actually jump.
Mom and dad even got some quality time with just each other. We took our first real trip away from Hannah since she was born. Apparently all our trips prior to this point were with her (or me solo). We dropped her off with the grandparents and hopped in the car for a roadtrip to the Texas Wine Country. C’s aunt, uncle and cousins live that direction so we took the opportunity to visit. The next day we spent time wine tasting a various tasting rooms along the main drag. It was nice spending time just the two of us. However, come Sunday afternoon we were so ready to see our munchkin again.
And you can’t celebrate fall without Halloween, right? Several of our neighbors go all out decorating for Halloween with large inflatables, pumpkins, cutouts, lights…you name it. So all Hannah has been able to talk about is Halloween! She finally got to dress up and go trick or treating tonight and really seemed to love it. However, after several houses she was done and ready to go home. Then of course, about 5 minutes after being home she was ready to “find” Halloween again.
Of course, fall around here also means a big birthday. But more on that in a separate post.