Just like every mom out there, I’m trying to remind my kiddos to use their manners, we’re working on math facts, learning our letters, and the list goes on and on. All the while…I try to do the best I can to plan fun events and special happenings for our family. When our kiddos are all grown, I want them to remember these extra fun things we did each season just to make life a little more grand. These do not have to be expensive or super thought out by any means. My kiddos are absolutely stoked if we have a movie night WITH popcorn and I have no doubts they’ll remember those just as much as the things we do that cost money.
I’m sure this list looks like almost every other family’s for the fall season, but it’s FALL WEEK on the blog. I wanted to make sure to include the things we’ll do this season to make it special…
From preschool to Sunday School to neighborhood parties, we try to hit up as many Halloween parties as we can for two reasons. Number one they’re just plain fun and number two because we like to get as much wear out of our Halloween costumes as possible. 😉 The party pictured above is our annual Sunday School party for our adult group. Every year, Andrea reserves this big barn/park area and rents a bounce house. We all bring slow cookers full of yummy fall food, the kiddos all show off their costumes, and we visit. It’s a great time. If you’re the social person for your Sunday School class or neighborhood or something, consider this party idea as your fall social option!
This is a new one I’m adding to our Fall Bucket List. I decided on a whim we should give the Mesquite Rodeo a try and I’m so glad we did. We had a GREAT time! The arena was air conditioned so it felt great inside. We were up close to the action so my kiddos were tuned in the entire time. And they just loved it. I grew up going to some small town country rodeos, so the rodeo took me WAY back. 🙂
The Texas State Fair is something my kids talk about all year long. I don’t even bat an eye if they randomly start talking about something and mention Big Tex (He’s the big talking mechanical statue guy at the fair). It’s super normal around our house. We love everything about the fair…the food, the rides, the lights, the crowd. (Except that one time our stroller was stolen-we didn’t love that.)
And I’m a peanut butter/chocolate girl so I love to substitute the Hershey’s for a good ole’ Reese’s Cup. You can thank me later for that idea. ha!
*Scary Movie Night
And by “SCARY” movie…I mean something released by Disney like Hocus Pocus. 😉
This picture is a couple years old, but let’s face it…I’ll never be able to top those expressions with another trick-or-treating picture. Right?! Every year we meet up with friends and trick-or-treat in our local neighborhoods. We love this tradition.
I’m saying “PartIES” because this sweet thing has a fall birthday too…
We’ll be celebrating Britt turning TWO in the middle of November and then we’ll party hard when Bowen turns FIVE at the end of the month.
In the fall, you can guarantee I’ll always have the three ingredients at my house needed for these muffins. The kiddos and I love these on a cool crisp fall morning.
*Sit Around the Fire
A camp fire just screams FALL to me. Granted, our fire will be in a little fire pit in the back yard but it still gives off the fall vibes. Right?
These cuties and I will make sure we find a patch and pick some pumpkins. Bonus points if the patch has a hayride. 😉
Since Nixon was born, I’ve tried my best to travel with the kids and attend one of Tab’s games every year. I’m not sure it’s happened every single year but we’ve gotten close. Last year, we loaded up and made it to the West Point game. I was just telling Tab last week there’s no way we’ll ever be able to top that. That long weekend in New York City in the fall was unbelievable. BUT…we’ll do our best to make it happen.
I think this list sums up what we’ll be doing this season. What about you?
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Have a GREAT day! XO