It’s been a dark and stormy month – when I went in at 7:00 yesterday morning to wake up Juliette, she rubbed her eyes and sleepily asked, “Is it still night time?”, confused by the sun-less sky out her window. October has been full of wind and rain and only a handful of sun breaks. But man, when that golden sun breaks…
The clouds cleared as we were leaving church a couple of Sundays ago, so we popped over to Ravenna Park for a stroll. It actually started drizzling again once we’d wound our way down to the trail, but I insisted we press on. These leaves won’t be around much longer!
I know, Jules! So lovely, right?!
Shane had last Friday off, so the three of us headed over to Bellevue Botanical Gardens to take a deep breath after a very traumatic dentist appointment (just a check-up, but you’d think our girl was getting a root canal!).
Run free, kiddo!
We spent awhile bouncing our way back and forth across the suspension bridge, stopping every lap or two to toss leaves into the creek below.
And then a rousing game of hide-and-go-seek in the woods.
THIS. This is why I’m so thankful that my work week ends on Thursday.
Saturday was perfectly rain-free, so we seized the day and drove up to Snohomish for a day at The Farm at Swan’s Trail, on a quest for the perfect pumpkin.
So many to choose from!
We loaded up our wheelbarrow with three pumpkins and one three year old and called it good.
Ok, ok, one more!
We jetted down to Lincoln Park after the pumpkin patch to watch the Rust boys show off their fancy footwork on the soccer field. Get it, Gryff!
Shane had to work most of the day on Sunday, but we squeezed in a family romp through Kubota Gardens before he clocked in. This place is most definitely at its autumn peak.
Ok, so apparently October wasn’t so gloomy after all! (Typed as the rain patters against our living room window.)