It is October and we are finding ourselves again. I am not sure what it is about changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and of course pumpkins but I always feel most at home in this season. We took Jessamyn to a pumpkin patch and it was really crazy and chaotic and of course she loved it. These photos are actually from a much smaller patch we went to on another day that was equally lovely and full of surprises.
As we venture into each new season I want her to remember these moments and have these rituals to carry with her into adulthood. I recently participated in a celebration of childhood magic on Instagram and it made me realize that we have to create the magic, and it is in these every day so fleeting moments that the magic is had. I have not perfected this at all but on this day in a pumpkin patch we found magic, and more of each other.
As the season changes and the leaves die and fall in the most beautiful way there is a small part of me that wants to hang on to it... to cling to these dying leaves and force the season to stay... I think that probably if I was honest this is a reflection of how quickly Jessamyn is growing and how much I want to hold every single moment and season of her childhood. As we read through the pumpkin patch yelling about this and that and basically having the best time you can have with a two year old who thinks each pumpkin is probably just a really big ball that needs to be picked up and thrown.... I realized we can't keep the seasons, we can't stop the change... but we can hold the memories and continue to be present in the moments creating our own magic and for maybe a split second holding time.
As we move toward the Winter months I would love to hear what traditions or rituals you hope to share with your little ones? Jessamyn was so small last year we honestly didn't do much but I am so excited this year to create new magical moments and to be present in these every changing seasons of life.