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In our neck of the woods, October has decided to start to show off. Autumn so far has been gorgeous! Even the rainy days have had a certain coziness to them, as the rain adds a happy drip-drip-drop rhythm to our days.
My middle two kids, ages 6 and 8, seem to be especially impressed by the changing of the seasons this year and their enthusiasm is a nice reminder to slow down and take some time to observe this time of year through a child’s eyes.
As a family we’ve had a lot of fun going on nature walks, driving in the country, baking cookies, and doing activities like picking pumpkins from Grandpa’s pumpkin patch and we’ve gotten started making Halloween decorations together.
Springtime is magical, yes, but there’s something pretty special about Autumn, too. If only all transitions could be as beautiful and smooth, right? There’s a lot to learn from the way the natural world puts itself to bed this time of year and we have some favorite seasonal traditions.