We’re in full-on Christmas mode around here, so I suppose it’s time for a recap of our Fall fun.
Our Family Fall Fun List
1. Dance the Chicken Dance at Oktoberfest (Zinzinnati)
I suppose it was a bit too windy to stand in front of the fountain.
But it was fun to play in!
2. Rake Leaves
3. Bake a Pumpkin Pie from Scratch
I told him it was time to put the spices in…
Destruction: Baking with a Toddler
Ok, ok. I didn’t make the crust from scratch. Someone got a little sleepy…
But it was still delicious. I followed this recipe (dairy & soy free).
4. Go Trick-or-Treating
5. Put up a Halloween Tree
6. Decorate a Pumpkin
7. Pick a Pumpkin from a Pumpkin Patch
8. Go to an Apple Festival
A llama! Yes, Matty called it “Mama, Llama.” 🙂
The rocks in the parking lot seemed to be the biggest hit! Of course, we shared an apple doughnut and a cup of cider, but we were too busy stuffing our faces to take a picture.
9. Make Pinecone Bird Feeders
WHOOPS. Mom FAIL. I’ll go sprinkle some seed around…
10. Make Homemade Applesauce
Matty doesn’t like it. Eric didn’t want it. And since having a baby, I can’t stand apples. Weird. In other words, didn’t happen.
11. Go to a Football Game
Somebody decided to start going to bed most nights around 7:30…Kind of put a damper on those plans. But, as a consolation, I’m doing pretty good in my Fantasy Football League! Doesn’t count? Shucks.
Never rule out Peyton Manning!
12. Donate Goods to a “Drive” (ex. Hats or Canned Food)
The Boy Scouts went door-to-door requesting food for a Thanksgiving event in Lima. You can read about it here. It was nice to put together a bag–who knows, maybe next year we’ll volunteer.
We didn’t get everything done, but we had a pretty good time. I mean, we did get to build a snowman in October. And we had a pretty packed Thanksgiving to end on a high note.
Matty got up at 6:00 to help with the turkey…
He was very happy to finally get to wear his turkey shirt.
But he was sad that he forgot to practice his “gobble, gobble, gobble.” He has since perfected it and all we hear is “gobble, gobble, gobble, ho, ho, ho.”
His favorite part of potty learning…
It was too nice to stay indoors…
Matty has declared that Aunt Amy is NOT allowed to touch his toys anymore.
We finished up the afternoon with a craft.
I really, really, really can’t believe Fall is pretty much over and Christmas is already here. It’s true what they say, “the days are long, but the years are short.”
On a side note…who’s the sick one?! Matty came down with a high fever last night, so it’s been a lot of snuggles, nursing, and 20 minute catnaps (all night!!!). I think we may have to boycott Christmas.