Nevertheless, you go. You stand in line and walk around with other parents and their kiddoes because it's fall. You go because you want your kids to remember how you always did the same things every year. Because you are building traditions and making memories and enjoying the little family you've built through the years.
For once, an October in South Texas actually feels like fall. This past weekend, the boys had to wear long sleeves and everything.
We attempted pictures.
And even without the perfect picture to prove it - it really was quite perfect.