On Monday, we took Nico and Leo pumpkin picking at Colonial Springs Farm in Long Island. Just under an hour from Brooklyn by car, it's a great place for families with small children. We found parking right away, paid $1 per person at the entrance and grabbed a free Radio Flyer wagon which made it much easier to lug two little boys and a few pumpkins through the patch. There was even a Little Farmer's Playland with a small maze, a zip line, some swings, a train pulled by a tractor, pony and hay rides, and a small store with local apples, pies, honey and cider. The sun was blazing the whole time we were there and it felt more like summer than fall, but it looks like cooler weather will return this weekend.