Wow… October is the best time of the year to be in Central Florida, and there is no shortage of fun things to do. The weather is just gorgeous and everyone is in a festive mood. Their are fairs, Octoberfests, pumpkin patches, corn mazes… and we’ve managed to create a few simple family traditions for the month of October.
1. Go to the Pumpkin Patch at the United Methodist Church in Port Orange with my sister and her girls, and take a group picture posed on the pumpkins. I always try to dress them for the occasion. I am not sure if they are going to wear their “Daddy’s Little Pumpkin” tees or something cuter, but in fall colors. (Note: I posted the picture from Sunday’s Pumpkin Patch visit, above. As you can see, I opted for the cuter outfits since we were going straight from church. I’m glad I did because my nieces all looked like little fashion plates. It’s next to impossible to get all the girls to cooperate, but from left to right, we have Eva, Maddie, Bella and Lola. Alex is standing in the back, refusing to smile.) After we get our pumpkin home, my husband cuts the top off, puts it on a tablecloth on the kitchen floor and the girls scoop out the insides. Then we carve it. They love this project.