We enjoyed so many seasonal traditions this weekend. I’m glad we’ve been able to get out and about with our 4-week old! We’ve been so blessed that he’s healthy, our toddler is adjusting well to his new brother, and I’m feeling great – I wouldn’t want to miss out on my favorite season!
On Friday, we participated in a parade put on by the local toy store. I sewed E a Peter Pan costume and put together a Mickey Mouse costume for the baby. After the parade, we stuck around for storytime in the dark, followed by goodie bags and glow sticks!
On Saturday, we were up early to join my husband’s family for a hiking/camping trip! Witnessing the fall foliage peak while driving through the mountains was breathtaking! I missed this trip last year to run a half marathon at the beach but am so glad I could go this year!
Our campsite, blanketed by a canopy of colorful leaves, overlooked the river.
I mean seriously… can we move here??
The glassy water was ideal for rock-skipping, which we did while watching a wedding on a nearby dock.
Letting him throw acorns and leaves over the waterfall. Mom-of-the-year.
On Sunday, we headed to church for our annual Harvest Party. This year the theme was Dr. Seuss! They really go over-the-top, complete with bounce houses in the sanctuary, cake walks, photo booths, trunk-or-treating, train rides, and as much <free> fried food as you can stomach!
^borrowed photo… just one of the many decorated areas!
My family made snickerdoodle cupcakes to donate to the church’s cake walk. Later, I actually WON A CAKE! (This was a big deal for me because while I’ve always been lucky at winning stuff, I never won the cakewalk in elementary school so it was kind of a bucket list thing for me.)
Holding on to the last week of October while it lasts!