fall

COLE & HIS RED TRUCK | ALLOUEZ, WISCONSIN

COLE & HIS RED TRUCK | ALLOUEZ, WISCONSIN

While ENJOYING a little trip up to Door County a few weeks ago we visited a few country markets along the road and picked up a few pumpkins, aren’t they gorgeous? The day Cole & I decorated our porch for fall we decided to do an impromptu autumn session to honor his love for the season.

THE HELGESONS | THANKSGIVING | NAPLATTE, ILLINOIS

THE HELGESONS | THANKSGIVING | NAPLATTE, ILLINOIS

It's the largest feast of the year...Tofurky Day. A time to drink wine while joking with your sister in laws around the oven. In addition to being a time to gather with family and friends. It is also a time to reflect on your year and focus new intentions.

THE HELGESONS | DANIEL TIGERS HALLOWEEN | ALLOUEZ, WI

THE HELGESONS | DANIEL TIGERS HALLOWEEN | ALLOUEZ, WI

All year Cole has had his eye on a Tigey the Adventure Tiger costume for Halloween. I have never heard of a kid this young having his sights so honed in on one costume and not once changed his mind throughout the full year. 

What kind of Mom would I be if I didn't make his little dreams come true?!

THE HELGESONS | HILLSIDE APPLES WITH FAMILY | CASCO, WI

THE HELGESONS | HILLSIDE APPLES WITH FAMILY | CASCO, WI

Cole's Gigi & Poppy came to visit us and we spent some time picking out the best pumpkins and munching on some apples. Hillside Apple Farm has a great assortment of pumpkins and varieties of pumpkins to choose from. We found out Wisconsin pumpkins are much cheaper than Missouri ones. One pumpkin in Missouri cost the same as all 4 pumpkins we bought here. Win!!! After finding the most unique pumpkins we ventured to Point Beach and walked the shore finding gemstones and playing in the sand.

THE HELGESONS | ONEIDA TRIBE APPLE ORCHARD | HOBART, WI

Starting in September we set out to the Apple Orchard almost every weekend. We are both apple and fall crazed in our home. Cole eats at least 4 apples a day, so to keep up we have to visit as often as we can. The best flavored and most crisp apples are found at the Oneida Tribe Apple Orchard

We eat almost every apple fresh but sometimes I get saucy and make a delicious Raw Vegan Carmel Dip or Apple Nachos. Look for the recipes at the very bottom of this post. Share your favorite ways to devour these bad boys below. 

THE HELGESONS | ROMBACH'S PUMPKIN FARM | CHESTERFIELD, MO

THE HELGESONS | ROMBACH'S PUMPKIN FARM | CHESTERFIELD, MO

Our little monkeys first trip to the Pumpkin Patch. The Pumpkin Patch that my family has been going to since I was born. Rombach’s is a part of our autumn as much as Halloween and a family tradition we hate to see end. However Rombach’s has been forced out of their property by the ever growing Chesterfield Valley. What once was a family farm on the outskirts has become in the middle of the now shopping mecca. It’s sad to see such memories fade away and we’re forever grateful we got to share it with Cole.

THE HELGESONS | FAMILY SESSION AT KLONDIKE PARK | AUGUSTA, MO

THE HELGESONS | FAMILY SESSION AT KLONDIKE PARK | AUGUSTA, MO

Our little family is still new and looking like a human is far from normal right now. Today we focus on how much we love this little man and we put some actual clothes on to appear like we have it together. It's still quite bizarre to believe we created such a cute and sweet boy.