Well, it's the first day of fall, and I have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, it is my favorite season. But on the other, I know that means the rain is coming - and I seem to be tolerating that less in my old age!
In any case, today I'm linking up with The miss Elaine-ous life and Tamara (Like) Camera (have you read her blog? - if you haven't, you should) for Old School Blogging - Fall Into Fall. And I'm going really old school with some of the pictures - circa 2002-2003.
1. What Fall traditions do you have?
When the boys were younger we spent all day long at the pumpkin patch - looking for the perfect pumpkin, going on a hay ride, and wandering through the corn maze. We even tried the haunted corn maze one year - that didn't go over too well. The next day we carve our pumpkins while my hubby plays his "Halloween Mix" on the ipod - you'd be surprised how many monster songs there are. Fall also means cross country races and dinner at Grandma's house for Thanksgiving (well, before she moved to Arizona).
2. What is your favorite fall recipe?
Cream of Watercress soup. My husband makes it for me every year while we're carving pumpkins and listening to monster music. I don't know the recipe though - I'll have to see if I can get it out of him for a future post.
3. What is a favorite Fall photo (or photos) you've taken?
When T was five he planted a pumpkin seed in the backyard. We didn't think anything would come of it, but he grew the most beautiful pumpkin! I love the look on his face - he was so proud of himself.
I took this last year at a Cross Country meet - it was a classic Northwest fall day.
4. Football - Love it or hate it? (maybe it steals your hubby away)?
I love watching football - my hubby, not so much. I'm usually the one snuggled up with the boys on the couch watching the game.
5. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
Hmm...is it terrible that nothing stands out? I love my mom, but she wasn't very crafty. We usually went to Kmart and chose a cheap costume. I do remember being Raggedy Ann one year.
6. Pumpkins or Ghosts or both? Love pumpkins. Ghosts are okay.
7. What's your favorite fall fashion item (boots? scarves? sweaters)?
Most definitely scarves. I have a bit of a problem - I will not tell you how many scarves I own.
8. Is "leaf pile jumping" your thing or not?
I would love to jump in a pile of leaves. They're hard to come by around here though - we mostly have evergreen trees which don't drop their needles. That would be a bit painful.
9. Is "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" a must-watch at your house?
Yes, and that is never going to change.
10. What are you going to be for Halloween this year (or your kids)?
We're kind of past the costume stage. We draw the line on trick or treating once they can shave :). This was my favorite costume of theirs from many years ago. Because, well, it's Dr. Seuss.
Happy Fall - rain and all!