A lovely warm fall day spent with my family at our town's annual gourd festival. It's amazing to see how many different types of gourds there are of all shapes, colors and sizes. Each year it seems they come up with more ways to use gourds for everyday objects like birdhouses and bowls. Unfortunately we weren't allowed to take images of the entries into the gourd competition where people from all over imaginatively take gourds and transform them into amazing works of art. Last year there was even a 2ft horse solely constructed out of gourds- incredible to say the least.
But the best part of all? Getting to ride around on a hay wagon pulled by a tractor that was driven by none other than our town's Mayor with my little girl who had a smile from ear to ear the whole time. I just really love these moments in life getting to see her so happy over something I think is so simple but that is so grand to her. She reminds me to stop and appreciate the little things in life so much more because she's only going to be this age once.
Which also reminds me of a recent instagram post from Tori Hendrix where she posted a picture of her little Lucca in Paris with the beautiful caption, "childhood is such a gift, I promise to be careful with yours." These words really resonated with me as I often forget what being a child was really like. It truly is a gift and I want to keep her's wrapped up with a beautiful bow for as long as possible.