One of my favorite things to do since becoming a mom is making plans for us to do things with my family, it’s so important to me. Being pregnant this summer, I failed miserably to do that. I don’t think we checked one thing off of the bucket list I created. It was either too hot, or I was too tired to get out and do a whole lot. Mommy guilt has me feeling like I need to make that up to my three favorite people.
Fall has always been my favorite season. I love the Autumn breezes, the colorful leaves, eating fried Oreos at fairs, and the oh-so-good Pumpkin Spice Latte which by the way I should’ve already had by now! This is the perfect time to get out and have a great time with family and friends. The weather is perfect and never too hot or too cool for the kiddos.
I like to carve out any amount of time I can for us to have fun together. So for this fall season I’ve created yet another bucket list. Only this time, we are definitely checking most, if not all, things off. I’m sharing my top 5 bucket list items. My list actually has 10 things on it, but these are the five that we absolutely must do.
Five Fall Bucket List Favorites
1. Picnic in the park
Yes, I plan to grab a blanket, books, food, and toys for Ava and play with her while daddy and Landen throw frisbees or something.
My son has been asking to go camping for quite some time now. I figure if I i stock up on enough mosquito repellent I could probably survive and of course I also need a pocket knife round-up to have it with me the whole time. But a night in the camper with maybe some fishing (and s’mores of course) should be lots of fun!
3. Pumpkin Patch
Because it’s just not fall if there isn’t a trip to the pumpkin patch!
4. Global Wildlife Center
I’ve heard such great things about Global Wildlife. Unfortunately, anyone who knows me, knows I’m terrified of animals. My son though, is quite the opposite. I know that he’d love being up close and personal with the animals and getting to feed them.
Fall season is also the season of Thanks. With so much to be thankful for, we must keep in mind that there are others less fortunate. Occasional donations of food and clothing are ways that we try and bless others, but in this season we plan to “serve” others through our Church’s annual serve opportunities!
These are my top 5 fall bucket list items. They make for excellent ways to spend time together and do things as a family. You don’t have to create a bucket list, you can just create small moments whenever you can to make time for family time!