Wednesday, October 16, 2013
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like October...
When I tell people that Brendan and I moved to Illinois via Denver via San Diego (where we lived for 10+ years) they always say the same thing in the same skeptical voice. "Why did you move here?"
One of the best reasons I can think of is because fall here is glorious. Pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn stalks, cold weather, geese flying south, hot apple cider.
San Diego might win the prize for best place ever, but the only pumpkin patch I remember seeing there was in the parking lot of the Mission Valley mall. Wah-waaaaaah. So, yes, this is the time of the year I gloat a little bit, though sometime in February I'll be begging friends to let us come visit.
Brixton has had a very busy social schedule lately. It was interrupted by a week of home lockdown--he caught the Hand Foot and Mouth virus from a small baby friend of ours. Has anyone else's kid had this? I never heard about it until I moved to the Midwest. Anyway, that kind of rained on our parade. Now that his face doesn't look like he's been eating battery acid, I can take him out again without incurring 'looks'.
Last weekend we visited the much touted Scarecrow Fest with one of Brixton's besties.