So in honor of the south, it's fall y'all!! Fall in the south means that cotton fields are blooming! If you have never seen a cotton field in bloom... You should! It is GORGEOUS!! I have yet to capture a picture... one that isn't blurry or so far away that it doesn't look like much. The colors are amazing. Milk chocolate browns and golds of the stems, dark greens of the leaves, and crisp whites of the cotton. Almost always with a backdrop of trees with their leaves of reds and golds and oranges. Breathtaking, I tell you! My words are not doing the sight justice!
As friends of mine and I were chatting on Facebook about the beauty that are cotton fields in bloom, the Hubs kept laughing at me. Over the past year, I have become... as he says, "southernized!" Yes... That is a word... at least in our house. :) Southern hospitality is alive and well in Savannah and I love it! I don't know what it is, exactly, but I feel at home here! The way of life is perfect to me! I feel like I should have been born and raised here! If you have never been to Savannah, visit! It's awesome and you won't regret it!
Fall is in full swing here at our house! The kids love pumpkins. "Love" may be an understatement. Budboy stops in his tracks for pumpkins. Any kind of pumpkin. Plastic, hollow, trick-or-treat buckets, real... you name it, and he wants to stare at it. This causes mini meltdowns as we drag him away, but there is always another pumpkin not too far away. Last fall, we did a different pumpkin art project seemingly everyday when Missy was in her pumpkin obsession.
This year, her obsession is more specific: pink pumpkins. :) We haven't seen too many, but she painted one! One with three faces and hair that rotates so that she can display whichever face she wants on a given day. Pumpkin painting is a yearly tradition for us. I'm not a fan of carving them. Looking at carved pumpkins fascinates me! All the little details are great! However, the inside of a pumpkin
We upgraded Missy this time. Instead of finger painting, she was given a sponge brush! And she also got acrylics! She was super excited to get creative and decorate her little pumpkin! She begged us for days! When the special night came, she took her time and made sure it was perfect!
We let the pumpkin dry overnight, and the next day, she excitedly grabbed some markers and drew faces. Three different personalities! She got a little carried away with freckles on the pink one, but her detail-oriented nature made sure to include laugh lines on the white one and eyelashes on the yellow! Her drawings amaze me! She pays so much attention to the fine details.
I have a few more fall activities planned for this season. Unfortunately, I just realized today that Thanksgiving is next week!! I need to get on those projects!! (And the menu for the big day!!)
What are some of your favorite things about the fall?