Over the years we have developed a number of annual family traditions.
When fall arrives, our entire family looks forward to our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. Our favorite pumpkin farm offers a free tractor ride out the the pumpkin patch. Once we get there we each take our time choosing the perfect pumpkin (or gourd). After picking out our pumpkins, we head back to the main farm area where there is a small "petting zoo" area where we can check out a number of farm animals - close-up - always a hit with our kiddos.
Our most long-standing tradition is our Christmas Cookie Decorating Day ~ this year was our 9th year. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, my mom joins us for a day of cookie baking and decorating. I've loved seeing how this day has changed as my kids have gotten older.