So living out here in the desert, we're not exactly surrounded by anything that makes you feel like you're actually part of the season. While summertime for most is outside play and barbecues, ours is indoor play, $400 electric bills, and fear of heat stroke in our children. While our winters are beautiful , still, a 70 degree winter doesn't exactly give that Christmas feel. Our springs are nice as well, in the 70's and 80's, but it's a little hard to enjoy when every day you're terrified that will be the day it goes back to the triple digits. So right now we're enjoying the fall, and it really is nice, the days are cooling off to the the high 80's and the nights are even nicer. There are even some clouds in the sky today (a VERY rare occasion in the desert). But we were desperate for something to give us that Fall feeling and were hoping for a really fun pumpkin patch experience with hay and cool weather, and maybe some colorful leaves, even if they were fake.
We didn't get exactly that, but we found a local church that created a little pumpkin patch experience in Palm Desert. No leaves, and not really cool weather, but they had hay and lots of pumpkins, and the night was comfortable enough to put Sophia in long sleeves without making her sweat... so close enough. It was actually a beautiful setting right against the mountains and Sophia loved running around and playing with the pumpkins. We went with our friends Lizzie and Shad and their little boy, Tanner. The news was actually there shooting the local event and asked us to move out of their frame so they could shoot Sophia playing around in the pumpkins. Our little girl was on the live news... she's famous.