The beginning of September has always been a special time of the year for me. When I was still teaching, I loved getting ready for back to school time, picking out new outfits, school supplies, and enjoying the excitement of a new year. Things are certainly different one that I'm a SAHM- now I'm thinking about beginning fall traditions, looking for Halloween costumes, and new clothes for Miss A.
Every year as a kid I picked out a pumpkin (from the grocery store, no pumpkin patches in Miami), and carved them with my cousins. I'll do the same with Miss A every year, minus her cousins, but we will go to the pumpkin patch, take cheesy pictures that I will adore for years to come, and go back home to pick out a design and carve it win Daddy.
When we lived in Michigan the hubby and I started our own new tradition of going apple picking in September. There aren't very many orchards in North Carolina- at least, not close. Maybe one day on the rare occasion we have a whole weekend to ourselves we can make a trip there and pick apples with Miss A.
I adore Halloween, always have, always will. I dream of hosting a Halloween party for all of Miss A's friends when she's older. I love decorating for the holiday, love picking out what candy to pass out for the trick or treaters, and I love dressing the both of us up. I have no idea what I'll be doing this year, so far nothing has caught my eye.