At my house, we love the fall.
Honestly, we love all the seasons but when fall comes, it’s exciting.
The air is crisp, the leaves turn beautiful colors, and, quiet frankly, it smells good. Pumpkin spice everything. Ahh!
Even though the season is wonderful, companies start marketing powerfully for our time and our money.
Everywhere you go, there’s a pumpkin patch here and decorations to buy there. Opportunities are everywhere to spend money and to overbook your family.
As we try to enjoy the season to it’s fullest, we should also proceed with caution.
So this fall, my family is trying to embrace the changing season, do some things we enjoy, learn some cool stuff, but still hold on to our peace and money.
In addition to being purposeful with our resources, we need to be careful with crowds this year, too. No one wants to get sick right before the holidays, right?
Next year, we may try some more adventurous outings.
For this year, here are some things that we really want to do together as a family, within the limitations we have.
1. Go to a Farmer’s Market for apples and/or pumpkins.
5. Drink hot chocolate and eat popcorn while watching a great fall movie.
6. Take fun pictures in the leaves.
7. Go for a ride in the mountains.
8. Go for a picnic.
10. Enjoy a bonfire.
11. Have a weekly game night.
12. Take a flashlight walk.
13. Read a chapter book together. We’ll be reading “Little House in the Big Woods” and doing this lapbook.
16. Take a picture of your kids everyday.
17. Have an at-home date night with hubs.
18. Roast pumpkin seeds after you carve it or roast it.
19. Start making crafts for Christmas gifts.
20. Let the kids dress up for Halloween with homemade gifts, since there will likely not be any trick or treating opportunities.
If you have a list that looks different than mine, just print off the blank list and fill it in with your families wishes.