Wednesday, November 14, 2007
No, I'm not thinking Christmas already (although I did do the first of my Christmas shopping today while I was out buying diapers for Eli.) Instead, for the Petersen's, this is the season we get really excited about - Fall. We love weather that's cool enough to walk around in a sweater and drink hot beverages on a cool deck by a contained fire. Since we don't have any shade in our back yard, it was hard to play outside in the summer and keep Eli cool enough. Now he's got free reign of the back yard again and gets to wear his spiffy barn coat from his Grandma and Grandpa Petersen when we play at the Meijer Garden's Children's garden. Eli "carved" his first pumpkin with the Traxler clan this fall. Okay, maybe he just had fun smearing pumpkin guts around the table while I did the carving, but he sure did think the final product was pretty cool. He helped his Papa rake leaves and apparently didn't think too much of playing in the pile of leaves - maybe he'll grow into it.