I started a list several weeks ago of things we want to do this fall. This may become an every-season bucket list, but I think I'm okay with that. When I have a list, I have a lot more accountability! I want our kids to always have awesome memories of doing things together as a family, so even if they aren't technically old enough right now to remember any of it - we'll keep right on doing things. In a couple of years, they'll be able to request their favorite activities and participate in creating our goals for each season - that will help a lot.
We're still limited as to what we can do somewhat, since our kids are very young - but we've learned that having only babies and toddlers does not mean skipping all of the "normal" activities. Fall is a season that has a lot of great outdoor activities that are perfect for little ones!
Here's the list!
-Visit the Enchanted Forest (we had a blast last year). Done!
-Attend Oktoberfest, the Fall Fun Fest, and the Santa-Cali-Gon Festival. Are we festival junkies or something? Done - sort of. We missed the Fall Fun Fest. Oh well!
-Go to the Kansas City Renaissance Festival.
-Visit a Pumpkin Patch (because my kids look cute when surrounded by pumpkins). Done!
-Go Apple Picking. Done!
-Make a Thankful Turkey Craft (like this one).
-Attend some Theatre Performances (a few on our radar are Wicked, All My Sons, and Shrek the Musical).
-Carve Pumpkins. Done!
-Make Apple Cider.
-Have Awesome Halloween Costumes that Rival all our Past Awesome Costumes (2010, 2011, 2012). Done!
-Sew a Dress for Addie.
-Go to the Circus. Done!
-Go on a Nature Walk. Done!
-Make a fabric pumpkin (like this one).
I already know we won't do everything on this list - we actually already missed one of the festivals. Oh well! But at least we have a plan. What's your favorite fall family activity?