Not to say that I am done with the summer or pushing it out or anything, but I LOVE the Fall time. We've been getting little hints of the Fall breeze at night and in the mornings and it excites me for the Fall. Of course Winter follows, so go ahead and take your time Fall, feel free to stay a while, wrap yourself around me and hold on as long as you can.
For some reason August hits and my brain thinks that the beach days are over and I'd better check out American Eagle for there new season of jeans! Have no fear, I'm riding summer all the way through and even hitting the beach a few more times, but I do love the idea of the cool, brisk, cleansing air of September. So many fun things to do in this upcoming time of year that get me feeling like a little kid. Maybe that's where it comes from; the beginning of the school year that makes me feel like September brings new beginnings. Everyone I know feels that way in the Spring and I do agree that the flower buds sprouting clearly brings the feeling of new life and cleansing. But Fall always does it for me for some reason. I love the colors of Fall; deep reds, oranges, browns blooming in my gardens; the smell and sound of crunchy leaves under my new boots. A fresh sweater to break in and snuggle me. Keeping the windows in the house wide open because it's cool enough to shut down the conditioned air and still warm enough to let the house breath in. Hay rides, corn field maze's, apple picking, foliage rides that I now enjoy when I once wondered "why the hell are we going to just drive to NH to look at trees". Camping the fall is the best time of year, no more bugs, camp fires in the back yard with friends and a beer, late night walks. The smell in the air of football games, pumpkin patches, fairs, fishing trips, walks in the woods. Halloween is my favorite Holiday of all time, too. Dressing up, filling the streets with children and adults the same, reminding me of community and that they streets are not to be desolate like they are these days. Apple pies, candy, apple cider. A haunted house that scares me out of my pants and that I can't imagine going back into and can't wait to at the same time. Trying out every one with in a 10 mile range to find it and it's usually the smallest one around the corner that is the success! (this year we are hoping it's our haunted pine grove that takes their breath away)
These are all things that I've done in the past during the Fall, things that remind me of the Fall and things that I love about this time of year. The most exciting thing about this Fall 2008 for me is sharing it with Matt and Kyle. The hectic summer schedule for the business lets up a bit and we grab hold of Matt and pull him back in. Giving Kyle the memories and gifts of the Fall. Showing him what this season is and means to us and with every day he grows and learns, sharing it with him. He is coming into an age where he is so bright and full of life and questions, soaking in every single smell, sound, feeling and word we say. He makes every season and day a new one and an old memory all rolled into one for me. It's nice to show him the world and relive it at the same time. I know that the day will come that I will send him off to school at this time of year and I will be filled with sadness watching him go, miss him terribly and be over the moon proud all at the same time. ( probably the time I start saying, OK maybe we could have another?) So today, I remind myself to enjoy this time. I will only have 1 fall, 2008 when Kyle turned 2 years old to enjoy, so enjoy it dammit!
I love to watch him and Matt take off on Sunday's and go into the woods walking, getting a pic message showing me the fun they are having and knowing that Matt is teaching Kyle everything that he knows and loves about this time of year as well. I like to believe we are creating and contributing to a well-rounded, eye's wide open, question baring individual who will live each day to it's fullest. This is how the fall makes me feel inside and out. Oh and my hair doesn't get frizzy in the fall either :) An added bonus!