I love fall. I love scarves, candles, sweaters, pumpkins. Just about everything. And I am eagerly anticipating the smell of simmering soups filling our house. There is something so cozy and warm about fall. It makes you just want to gather your family around you and enjoy the simple life.
Last year was our first year to make a fall bucket list. It proved to be a great way for us to remember to do specific family things throughout the season. I always have good intentions, but often the season gets away with me and I’ve only done a few of the things I wanted to. It’s the same reason I have to plan for summer fun.
I typically don’t forget to do the big stuff. I mean, we already have our visit to the Pumpkin Patch on the calendar. It’s the little things. The treats, the crafts, the small pleasures, that I let slide by if I don’t plan. These are things, though, that mark the season. I want my children to remember the seasons.
1. Have a photo shoot with the kids in the beautiful leaves.
2. Make apple cider floats.
3. Go to the Pumpkin Patch.
4. Make and decorate fall cookies.
5. Make caramel apples.
6. Make some leaf art.
7. Go on a nature walk to find acorns, pine cones, leaves, etc.
8. Make apple prints.
9. Go on a small hike. (I use the word hike very loosely!)
10. Have hot chocolate and warm apple cider just because.
12. Read lots of books about fall. (I’ll post a list shortly.)
13. Wake the kids up to Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls.
14. Go on a scenic drive to enjoy the foliage.
15. Serve ice cream like this and totally wow my kids.
16. Fill the house with fall decor, beautiful smelling candles, and gorgeous music.
17. Make these cool autumn tree paintings with bubble wrap.
18. Make a ‘thankful tree’ and add something each day in November. (We did a variation of this last year and loved it.)
19. Take pictures. Take lots of pictures.
20. Don’t worry about what we don’t do, and appreciate the ordinary moments of what actually does happen.
That’s my bucket list. I know we won’t do everything on here (hence number 20), and we’ll probably do some things that aren’t on here. My Pinterest board for fall keeps growing! But I know from experience that I will do more if I have a plan than if I don’t.
Time gets away from us if we don’t plan. The days with our children at home are fleeting. I aim to enjoy them to their fullest and make sweet memories with my children.
What’s on your bucket list for fall?
Note: All these pictures were taken by my sister last year on our trip to the Pumpkin Patch. My kids have grown so much!
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