I grew up in a family that is big on traditions. From big traditions like our Portuguese Christmas breakfast to smaller traditions like my mom dying our mashed potatoes and milk green for St. Patty's day. Although Dirk didn't grow up with many family traditions he has excitedly joined most of my family's traditions. As my our little girl continues to grow we have been discussing the importance of family traditions, both big and small and decided that we would start a new tradition for our family. Fall Day!
So today was the first official Dallas Family Fall Day. The day started off by going to church. After church we headed over to Starbucks where I picked up a Pumpkin Spice Latte (half-caf. of course). We then headed over to Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch. Dirk first went to this pumpkin patch with the design department last Fall. I keep seeing pictures of all of the amazing pumpkins and have been dying to go there.
Dirk found some pumpkins that looked like a boa constrictor (or so he said)
He also decided to take a bite out of some abnormally large, deformed pumpkin.
Here's our first family picture at the pumpkin patch:
We ended up with a pretty good assortment of pumpkins
Dirk pushed them around in the wheel barrel like he does this every day.
After we finished our time at the pumpkin patch. We headed home and I cooked a "Fall" meal. Apple braised turkey thighs. It was a new recipe and they turned out REALLY yummy. Here's the finished product, it doesn't look so pretty on the plate but it was really good. I'll post the recipe another day this week.
And to finish the night off, we had caramel apples that we bought from the pumpkin patch. We had a great day and kept talking about how much fun it will be to celebrate Fall with our baby girl next year.
Next year at this time she'll be around 7 months but for now here she is at almost 20 weeks. Yes, my belly is getting ginormous!