To get us excited for our visit to the pumpkin patch, we watched the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown for the first time this year and in the morning we met our friends to drink in autumn’s splendor.
While we were there Sophie found some of her friends from kindergarten and the 1st grade and they ran off through the maze laughing and chasing each other. One of the moms stopped to introduce herself and her family. She had heard about the letter we sent home on the first day of school as her daughter is in a different kindergarten class. This was the letter that introduced Sophie to her peers and to talk about Down syndrome (click HERE for the letter). She shared that the parents have all been talking about the letter and love it. She had gotten a copy because she wanted to show it to her own mother. It meant so much to them because she has a brother with Down syndrome. I hope I never get used to these wonderful surprises and little threads that link us all together.
Sharing the fun with the K family made it all the more special. Plus, thanks to Klara who snuggled me up, I got my baby fix, which will hold me for a while.
We finished the day with naps, a little football and my favorite tv show The Walking Dead (after the kids went to bed of course). So much of our lives are hectic and stressful. Days like this fill us up.