One of my favorite parts of being a mom is having a legitimate reason to go and do all my favorite things from my childhood all over again. Although, with that being said, raising my girls in Texas has proven to be quite a bit different than my youth in Indiana. Fall is one of the most glaring examples of this, when it’s still 90 degrees here and back home they’re already layering up in coats and scarves. I miss the seasons for sure, but Texas still manages to provide the same memories for my girls, albeit in a totally different wardrobe.
Now that we’re full into October and Halloween prep, it was time to make a pumpkin patch trip. Last year we went to a local community church pumpkin patch, but this year I wanted to make it more of a trip and experience. Our friends told us they had been to Sweet Berry Farms near Marble Falls, so we took advantage of Columbus Day and no school to make the scenic drive up north. It also gave us a great chance to take our new Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Wagon out for a spin. Up until that day we had only used it around the neighborhood, or when Cora wants to pull Issa around the living room. This would be the true test, though, if it could pull a load of pumpkins and my little pumpkin pickers.
Of course that morning Cora came sprinting into our bedroom already wearing her Superwoman costume, which ended up being a hit at the pumpkin patch. And it was HOT so I’m so glad I didn’t try to dress them in fall layers for a photo shoot. If Cora was going to wear her Halloween get-up, Issa had to bust hers out as well, so we found a little “My First Halloween” outfit for her to don. It worked out perfect, and it wasn’t too stuffy for the weather!
Sweet Berry Farm was so cute you guys! They had a million activities, and we didn’t even get a chance to do them all. It was seriously a full day’s worth of activities easily, so I’m glad we went with plenty of time to spare. Cora was able to go on a bouncy tarp, meander through a corn maze, and go on a horse ride. We also went on a hay ride with stuffed scarecrows placed along the route, which Cora found surprisingly HILARIOUS. Whatever floats your boat, kid!
Issa hung out in the wagon for the majority of the time in the Cozy Coupe Wagon, and she did great! It let her be a part of the action, but also spared me from having to carry her everywhere. And there was room to spare for a few pumpkins, which Cora took her sweet time selecting. Because, of course, the perfect pumpkin is essential to a successful October when you’re three years old. We eventually loaded up and got our chosen gourds to the car, but not before a few more photo ops for mom. Can you blame me?!
How are you guys celebrating Fall with your families? Are there any Southern traditions I should add to my girls’ to-do list? Let me know in the comments!
P.S. I was gifted with a Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Wagon in exchange for this post. Don’t worry though, all opinions are my own.