Can you believe it's Fall and almost the end of the year? Unbelievable, right! Winter will be here before you know it. With Christmas and New Year right behind it.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons. It's not too hot and it's not too cold (at least where I live). I can throw on a sweater, some boots and be on my way.
The color of the leaves is changing into various shades of red, yellow, orange, and brown. When I see the leaves falling from the trees, I remember when back when I was a kid. I would watch my dad rake up the leaves, preparing to toss them in trash bags. Before he could get them all in the trash bags, I would jump in the pile of leaves without a care in the world. Those were the days!
Fall is not just about the leaves falling and the weather changing, it's the time of year when I get to cook cozy, hearty meals that warm the soul.
Halloween is just a few days away. The kids will be knocking on the door trick or treating excited to be wearing their costumes. Before Halloween rolls around I usually try to do pumpkin carving with the kids. We started doing this a couple of years ago. We usually go to the pumpkin patch, go on a hayride through the farm and pick out our pumpkins. This year I purchased the pumpkins from my local grocery store. We ordered pizza and made it a family fun night.
I think I enjoyed it more than the kids did. Guess I'm just a kid at heart. Which is a good thing because it keeps me young!
After carving the pumpkins, I started thinking about a fall bucket list. Fun fall activities for the family to do together. I am not your typical DIY mama but I do enjoy crafting from time to time.
I am always trying to find things for us to do as a family that gets the kids from in front of the television, off their phone, tablet or computer. Some good ol' family time. These are the moments that matter; the quality time as a family, making memories and creating traditions that hopefully my children will continue on with their family. So, here's my fall bucket list. I can check pumpkin carving off the list since I just did that.
Make a wreath
Pick up some fall scented candles for the house
Try a new soup recipe
Binge watch scary movies
Go to a holiday parade
Do some holiday decorating
Make caramel apples
Bake an apple pie (would do pumpkin but I don't like pumpkin)