The state fair has come and gone, the pools have closed, the air has cooled, and the leaves are starting to change... plenty of warning signs, but fall seems to sneak up on me every year. Fall used to be my favorite time of year. I grew up in Indiana were fall meant a break from summer's heat and humidity. The weather would stay warm well into October, so we could still leave our jackets at home while we crunched through the leaves at the many fall festivals - including the Covered Bridge Festival. (My favorite reason to be homesick!)
Last year during a break in the rain we headed out to find pumpkins and decided to try out a corn field maze. Our goal was to wander through the maze to find the dinosaour signs matching each of the dinosaurs on our sheet of paper. The twins had an absolute ball, slipping and sliding around in the mud and screaming with excitement when they found a dinosaur. Luckily, we were smart enough to have the sling with us for doodle #3 as the stroller would likely still be stuck somewhere in that field!