So many reasons to love fall

Gorgeously sunny weekends is just one of them.

Last weekend hit 80 degrees. This weekend was more typical. Long sleeves and a jacket. Perfect romping in the leaves and exploring weather. Scott drove us over to the west coast and we explored Montague and Pentwater. Dev was a bit bummed out that the putt-putt golf place was closed, but he was happy enough hitting the playground, running around and hiking (a very short trail).

Fuzzy wuzzy

We had a gorgeous fall weekend. A little warmer than I might like when tromping around in a corn maze, chasing a 4-year-old who thinks its quite funny really to try to lose his parents in the corny chaos. I was indeed able to relax. Amazingly.

Visited a new coffee spot in K-zoo (and a favorite one this morning as I was heading out of town), did a little window shopping (who can spend money these days?), went rollerblading while my mom took a stroll, read three magazines and several pages of my newest book selection, watched two episodes of CSI (love!), took an evening walk with my mom in the yummy fall weather last night, spent the day pumpkin-patch visiting and bike-riding with my kiddo, and enjoyed a delish dinner grilled by my husband.

Le sigh.

Squeezing some extra time out of our evening

What makes me crazy about having a full-time job now is that there is so little time in the evenings to spend with my kiddo. We get home, start dinner, eat dinner, put the dishes away (ha!) and take a bath with barely a few minutes left for playtime. Tonight I made a super-lame dinner (hello, hotdogs!) that was also super fast, then put him in the bathtub for a quickie scrub-down so he could actually spend some time riding his bike. What a concept.

And what a night for walking the dog behind Speed Racer on training wheels!

It’s one of those nights when you know fall is going to make its presence felt soon enough, but summer is still hanging in there. Leaves are scattered about on the sidewalks, but shorts and a t-shirt are proper attire. Some people are mowing their lawns while others have already started decorating for Halloween.

I’m so glad I rushed us through the nightly must-do’s so we could get out there and enjoy it.