One October afternoon when Kole was around 4 years old we came home from the grocery store and I set the pumpkins we had just bought outside for him to spray them off with the hose. They were a little dusty, but I was mostly just trying to keep him entertained for a few minutes while I unloaded the groceries. Like most little kids he loved water! He had such a fun afternoon spraying them off.. along with the rest of the yard and house. :) The next October when we bought pumpkins at the grocery store he asked if he could spray them off again. They needed a good cleaning after all.
And so began our pumpkin washing tradition!
The two of us now have a date together every October. We go to the store and pick out our pumpkins and then he gives them a good cleaning and waters the other plants while I sweep and decorate the porch. It’s one of our favorite traditions and I’m sure at some point he will out grow it. At which point I will cry and make him continue regardless. Someday he will be all grown up and he and his wife will come over when it’s time to wash pumpkins and decorate the porch.
Hope she’s cool with that. ;)
Fall porch for 2020! I kept it really simple this year.
Just pumpkins (added the bright orange this year!), wheat and mums stacked on wooden crates. (You can find lots of fun wooden crate options here or here.) My mums haven’t bloomed yet but will be stunning when they do!
As long as I don’t kill them first.
I just used the same two rugs I used last year. Still love them both so much!
My favorite additions this year are the orange Black-Eyed Susan Vines! Aren’t they pretty!? So fun for a Fall porch. I put them in these beloved baskets I’ve used on my porch before and throughout my home. I might still look for something to put on my door although I say that every year with every Fall porch! Then before I know it it’s time to take down Fall and put up Christmas so it never happens.
I guess I’ll just take the pressure off of myself early and decide that it’s done even without something on the door.
That felt good.
Nothing like a few pumpkins and a cute door mat on the porch to make life a little sweeter each day.
Along with time spent with favorite people.
Who are growing way too quickly. Happy October friends!
From my pumpkins to yours. ;)
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