We headed up to the pumpkin patch this weekend to snag some good old fashioned cheap pumpkins (never mind that that gas we expended to get there probably more than made up for any savings on pumpkins - it's a family tradition) and they had these beautiful potted mums there which were so big we could only fit two in the back of my car. $9 each! So we bought a pot for our porch and one for our neighbor's, who was kind enough to give us a ride to school last week when The Dormouse missed the bus, my car was in the shop, and I didn't really relish the idea of walking six miles to school with a five-year-old and a baby in a stroller... but that maybe was just so I didn't have to endure more comments of "Put that baby's socks on!" I don't know what it is about fall, maybe just that I never experienced one growing up, but it's my absolute favorite season.