This weekend felt like it was officially fall. The leaves were changing and are now covering our yard and the weather is crisp and cool, with the need of a light jacket.

Living in Florida nearly my entire life, I never experienced fall until we moved to Manhattan. Now I can say that I am so in love with the season. Between the apple picking, the decorating, and the comfort food that is on a weekly rotation, there is so much to love about the season.

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Last Sunday, I took the littlest of the three to the corn maze for some fall fun. Harlan was at a birthday party nearby, so we decided to kill the time by getting lost and looking for “monsters” in the corn. Macks had a hard time understanding that our mission through the maze was the find the “monsters” that were on the markers throughout the maze. He thought there were actual monsters in the maze and wanted us to carry him throughout. It took a little sweet talking to show him that there weren’t any real monsters on the maze. After that, he was as happy as could be.

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We made it through the corn maze and captured all of the monsters rather quickly. The kids didn’t want to leave just yet, so it was a perfect opportunity for some photos. It funs to watch the way that Avery and Macks interact with one another. They spend a lot of time together during the day when Harlan is at school. They really do find the fun in anything they do together.

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After the corn maze, we saw the opportunity to make our own scarescrow. We picked out his jeans, shirt, and stuffed him with hay. We named him “The Man,” but Avery said his nickname is “Manny.”

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It’s very clear that Manny and Avery have a special bond.

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And Macks proved there is no scarecrow too big for him to handle.

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“Manny” now lives on our front porch and is “scaring” away everyone that approaches our front door.