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adventures : bengston's farm

Before we all got sick, we got the chance to head out to Bengston's farm out in the suburbs of the city for pumpkins, caramel apples, hay-rack rides, haunted houses, and a chance to feed some furry friends.

While we still have so many great memories from all of Sofia's very first holidays last year, the second time around you can tell how much more aware she is of her surroundings and how she understands what's happening.  The joy is real, the experiences are beginning to form memories, and oh, how funny it is to hear her call every animal she sees a "puppy".  (We're kindly trying to introduce cow, sheep, horsey, and others into the mix!)

I really love the fall, I've been getting so excited-- maybe overly so-- about the upcoming winter time and being able to spend more time with the family I haven't seen in a while.  My grandmother can cook an amazing turkey, and I'm already gearing up for sweet potatoes and green beans and everything that comes with this time of year.  I may have already put on Christmas music while cleaning the house, too... but we'll just forget I said that until November at least ;-)


  1. that lil lion is just the cutest.

  2. I wish you could follow me along with a camera. Good grief. Your photos are always so good. xooxoxo

  3. This looks like the perfect place to start a fall family tradition! This is one of my favorite DASJ posts so far... partly because I love fall, but mostly because I love Sofia's hat.

  4. That hat is AMAZING. Gorgeous photo's, looks a great place to visit. Jude x

  5. I would follow you all with a camera if I could ;-)

    Thanks again for all the sweet comments. This lion hat makes me so happy, best Etsy purchase I ever made!! Hands down.

  6. Love your family! aw and the hat - ohhhhh so cuuuute.

  7. This post has put a smile on my face, I feel i'm living vicariously through your pumpkin patch experience (we don't really have them in the U.K) and the fury friends are too cute!

  8. That hat is the CUTEST! Hope you're all feeling better. Kellie xx

  9. that tiny horse looks like Lil Sebastian from Parks n Rec! *bites fist* lil sebastian!

  10. Love these pictures, Sofia's hat is the best!! This farm looks beautiful too! Hope you guys start feeling better soon! :)

  11. gah! the hat!!! my goodness she is delicious :) I almost put Christmas music on last night while I was sewing... where did this year go? x

  12. oh my word i love pumpkin pATCHES---did you eat any donuts, did they have any there? I love her hat, all of this post I could just eat up--I mean THAT hat on her is just to much!


  13. I LOVE these photos! What a precious family you have! That hat...adorable.

  14. So happy to see you're posting more stuff again. Your writing inspires me to do better. :)

  15. I just stumbled upon your blog and am so delighted! What a lovely family you have (and that hair on your hubby-- fantastic!). Your little lion is adorable. :)


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