Our New Family Tradition - Autumn.

Before I was pregnant, I often wondered how we would make our own family traditions. Now that we have Edith, we are able to make those family decisions about what will and won't work. There were a few things that I just knew that I would love to do with a family of my own, and I'm not sure that this was one of them, after all, pumpkin picking in England has only really become a big thing within the last few years, (or maybe I never really paid that much attention).

Why pumpkin picking?

Every year, we carve our own pumpkins (bar the exception of last year). Usually, we just pop to the nearest supermarket and grab a pumpkin out of one of those giant cardboard boxes, but where's the fun in that?

So, this year, I made it my mission to make sure we would go pumpkin picking with Edith, after all, it is her first Halloween out of my tummy!

Where did we go?

We visited Cattows Farm. We had been there before, so we knew it was a lovely place to visit. It was pretty busy when we arrived, which seemed like a good sign to me. Although it was busy, there was plenty of room and plenty of pumpkins to be picked!

We were very happy with the prices of our pumpkins too. They were so reasonably priced, as sometimes there can be a worry that Pick Your Own can become quite expensive. It's safe to say that we went a bit overboard with how many pumpkins we bought, but it was so worth it, both for the price and the experience!

Cutest pumpkin in the patch

Much to Max's dismay, at the time, I had bought an outfit ready for Edith to wear to the patch. Call me cheesy, or predictable, but I couldn't resist. Max did agree that she looked very cute in her little pumpkin outfit!

Here are a few more snaps of our day out:


Max and I have always carved pumpkins together, so this is an existing tradition for us. However, I was keen for Edith to help us this year as I thought it would be a great sensory activity for her too.

The pumpkins had been kept outside so they were pretty cold when we got them in. Edith wasn't too pleased to be touching the chilly insides of the pumpkin, but she still got stuck in. We had a Halloween playlist playing whilst we were carving our pumpkins to add to the Halloween spirit!

Do you have any Halloween/Autumn traditions?

Thanks, lovelies.


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