Happy Thursday and Happy almost fall!
Those cooler temps are right around the corner here in Michigan and I seriously can’t wait to bust out the leggings!
I’m linking up with Danielle, Emily, Lindsay, Lizzie and Sierra for their link up, Girl Chat. This month’s topic; Fall Bucket List!
Let’s get to it!
Decorate for Fall – I have few fall decor items here and there, but I’m REALLY hoping to go all pumpkins on my house this weekend! Ha!
Host a Hot Apple Cider and Doughnut Stand for Kids – I had a plan in my head about two months ago for a DIY lemonade/hot cocoa/apple cider stand. Jon put it together for me and hopefully we can get the kids out there to put it use. I can’t wait to share it with you guys – it’s great for all seasons!
Visit a Farm – About two years ago we found a quaint little farm and have been going back ever since. It’s definitely become our fall tradition to visit this sweet farm every year. It’s never crowded and it’s chock-full of fun activities for the kids.
Carve Pumpkins – This is always so fun. I loooove carving pumpkins. I’d say I take it the most seriously out of all of us. The more intricate the stencil, the better – I love the challenge.
Go on a Hayride – This will probably take place at that quaint little farm I spoke about up there.
Jump in the Leaves – Always a favorite. Our front Maple tree has always supplied us with ample leaves. 🙂
Make Pumpkin Bread – My girl, Sara, has THE best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread Recipe and I fully intend on making it a handful of times. So good, you guys, so good!
Make a Pumpkin Roll – A few years ago I made a point of wanting to start of tradition of making a delicious treat to bring to Thanksgiving. We live about two hours from all of our family so I needed to find something that could travel well and preferably stay frozen. I settled on a pumpkin roll and went for it. Let me tell you, those suckers are difficult to make, but I persevered. I’ve been making it every year since and I want it to be known as my traditional/staple dessert, whether you like it or not! LOL!
Take a Fall Family Photo – This NEEDS to happen. We’ve taken pictures over the years, but the last professional picture we had taken was in the fall of 2013…Eliza wasn’t even one! Oops!
Go on a Nature Walk – We have a perfect little path here in our town that would be gorgeous to walk through while the leaves are changing. I just know the kids will love it!
Go to a Parade – Speaking of our little town, the Saturday before Halloween our downtown puts on a Halloween parade. Sometimes it can be a little scary for the kids, but Jon and I can usually tell the kids not to look before anything spooky comes our way. Oh and it’s at night, too, which makes it that much for fun!
Go Through a Corn Maze – This will also probably happen at that farm. I’m absolutely terrible at corn mazes so I always just follow Jon until we make our way back out. In every day life I’m great at directions…corn mazes though…nope. If I were left alone in a corn maze I’d be the one calling or texting for help…for sure… *nervous laughter*
Watch A Halloween Movie or Two – Charlie Brown and Hocus Pocus… Yes and Yes.
Go Trick-or-Treating – Of course this is for “the children,” but let’s be real, every year I send the kids out there to get me some 100 Grand candy bars. 😉
Make Caramel Apples – Mmm…I’m craving these this year! I’m sure Henry and Eliza would love making caramel apples, too!
Make a Thankful Tree – I’ve always wanted to do this but am usually just too lazy. I know the kids are grateful, but it’d serve as a good reminder for just how much we should be grateful for.
Phew. I think all of this can happen, I really do. It’ll be fun to document all of the fun and share what we’ve done as autumn continues.
We’re almost there, you guys…I can almost smell 60 degrees! LOL!