This past Saturday, we celebrated the fall season by taking our first family day trip to the pumpkin patch. We trekked outside of the city to Alstede Farms in Chester, NJ where we found a sprawling PYO (pick-your-own) farm littered with TONS of people. The crowds were a bit overwhelming as we didn’t know what to expect, but once you got out to the fields for picking, it was a lot less crazy. There were tons of crops for the taking including pumpkins, apples, corn, lettuce, eggplant, tomatoes, raspberries, blackberries, and more. And these items were just currently what was in season. Other seasons of the year you could pick strawberries, peaches, black raspberries, and so much more. It was definitely a place for kids with a moon bounce, corn maze, hay ride, farm animals, etc, and even though Nico is still too small really remember the experience, you could tell he was enjoying himself. He was looking around and in a happy mood the entire day. This adventure was our first foray into sharing and experiencing the world with our little guy, and it only made us more excited for the future ahead.
Nico’s Pumpkin Outfit: Absorba via Gilt
My bff, Meg, is arriving today to hang out for a few days and meet little Nico. I am so excited to spend some quality time, since we rarely get the opportunity these days to hang out with just the two of us. We head down to Maryland on Thursday to meet our new nephew Nathan, and to celebrate the wedding weekend of another one of my best friends, Teri. It will be our first long weekend trip with Nico, and being the obsessive compulsive paranoid person that I am, I’m a little nervous about how it’s going to go. I’m crossing my fingers that I don’t forget anything and that it all goes smoothly. Either way, my new mantra is “just go with the flow!”