Christian Life

Experiencing autumn through the eyes of a toddler

Previous seasons were just that, seasons. September meant that summer was over, we were going back to school, and we picked up routines where we left them in June.

Today, our family experiences the fall differently—through the eyes of a toddler.

At 21 months young, my son is full of energy and ready to discover the world. This is why we couldn’t pass up introducing my little one to a few fall activities.

Fall Foliage
In New England, we don’t have to drive too far to enjoy the changing colors. Everywhere you go, you can see various shades of red, orange, and brown. I can’t help but think about how detailed God is and how perfect His creation is.

Fall Foliage

Apple Picking
A trip to the orchard is a must. We visited the Old Frog Pond Farm in Harvard, Massachusetts, which is certified organic.

My little one seemed a bit overwhelmed at first and he was a bit shy to venture out on his own. He grasped my hand and led me to the trees of his choice. Then he’d stop and pick a couple of apples, place them in the bag, then pick another apple from the bag and toss it. As we tried to teach him that the ones in the bag stayed there, he’d get restless and do it again.

He was in observation mode, taking in his environment—he wanted to join other families on their walk and he liked to pick up apples that were on the ground. It made us stop and look too.

Also, we tasted a few apples. My little one didn’t like the taste too much, but he does enjoy a good apple pie. He is his mother’s son!

Hayride and Pumpkin Patch Visit
It was nice to experience our first-ever hayride as a family. We visited Langwater Farm in North Easton, Massachusetts and had a really great time.

Aboard the trailer, my son eyed everyone and everything. He watched the road, through the cracks on the trailer, disappearing underneath us as we traveled to the pumpkin patch. He would cling to me and stare at the greenery along our route. And he pointed to the tractor.

Once we arrived at the pumpkin patch, we started to walk and after a few minutes, he found his pumpkin. He grabbed it and dropped it a few times. He looked at it in amazement and smiled. It’s the little things in life that matter, right?

As we continued to explore the various pumpkin sizes, he would look around, point to an area and speak to us. He was telling us something – babbling, of course.

These are a few of the activities we enjoyed so far. Next on our list is, playing in a pile of leaves.

What activities have you enjoyed with your family this season?

 

God bless you & yours,

Ivette