My family loves fall – and all of the fall traditions that come with it. We love jumping in leaf piles, trick-or-treating on Halloween and carving our jack-o’lantern. But our most favorite fall tradition by far is our annual visit to the cider mill.
Ever since The Goose was a toddler we have visited the same cider mill (Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill), we’ve eaten the same kind of donuts and taken the very same pictures. I love seeing how he has grown, year after year. I love comparing the pictures, looking for similarities and differences.
While we are visiting the cider mill, we always sit on the same bench to eat donuts (even though they move it every year). And I always get a picture of The Goose and his dad eating donuts together. (The first year, having never eaten a donut before, The Goose shoved the whole thing in his mouth at one time!)
I always get a picture of The Goose sitting in the same spot on the bench, too. It’s amazing to see how much he’s grown. He used to be so tiny that his legs didn’t even dangle, but now his feet nearly touch the ground!
Last year, we started taking the hay ride out to the pumpkin patch in the woods. Even though we don’t buy any pumpkins (The Goose grew his own pumpkin this year in his garden) it’s still fun to take the wagon ride.
Having traditions is one of my favorite parts about having a family. And now that The Goose is getting older, he looks forward to our family traditions as much as I do. When the weather starts getting colder, he starts asking when we’re going to go to the cider mill, when we’ll be putting up our Halloween decorations, and, most importantly, when we’ll be having his birthday party. (Don’t worry Buddy – I’m working on it!)