October offically means fall, at least to me it does. I love everything about fall. The colors, the smells, the food, the clothes, and of course, Halloween. Since we’re a few days into October already, we have actually crossed the first item off our fall bucket list–we went apple picking on Friday.
Here are the things we are most looking forward to about fall with our toddlers:
Apple Picking. It’s not a proper Michigan fall without an apple picking adventure. Then I will bake something with all of the apples and the house will smell amazing.
Yates Cider Mill. Again. I mean, I pass by there so often we have to go at least one more time, maybe even two (or three or four…) Yates has the best donuts. Seriously, the best.
Leaf Jumping. Our new yard has plenty of leaf jumping potential. We have a gigantic tree in the center of our backyard that I’m positive will give us a near endless supply of leaves to jump in.
Pumpkin Patch. I love the idea of letting the kids pick out their own pumpkins. Last year we got ours at a roadside stand (while Emmy napped in the car) but this year I want to go to a proper pumpkin patch.
Football Games. Elijah is very into football lately. RJ plans to take him to a local high school football game soon.
Carving Pumpkins. This is RJ’s thing. The past couple years he has spent hours deciding what sort of design to carve and then letting Elijah “help” him carve it. He’s a pretty great daddy.
Trunk or Treat. We went to a local one last year, and it was so cold, but so fun for Eli. This year I expect Emaline to participate as much as Eli does.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes. All day. This is on our fall with toddlers bucket list because mama needs all the caffeine to chase these two monkeys around.
Zoo Boo. I can’t believe this is going to be Eli’s 4th Halloween and we still haven’t made it to a Zoo Boo. Especially since we’re members at the Detroit Zoo. But this year, it is happening.
Trick or Treating. In our new neighborhood. Of course we will go. Fingers crossed it won’t be raining again this year, like it has the past two years around here.
Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Maybe if I put it on our fall bucket list, then it will happen? We went to Disney World last October and it made me love Disney at Halloween time. Not like there could be a time of year when I don’t love Disney, but it’s a good excuse for wanting to go.
What are you planning to do in October? Did I forget something that makes fall the most fun? Let me know in the comments!