(Frugal or Free!) Family Fall Bucket List
I love fall. It is by far my favorite season, and for some reason it makes me feel like a good time to “start over.” Micah’s back in preschool, all of our activities start back up, and the cozy weather is a good excuse to stay inside and craft/clean/cook/finally turn the oven back on to bake.
I tend to treat the season changing as my own personal new years. I tell myself I will be more organized, eat healthier (after summer where hope was lost), and start my daily quiet times again. It’s also the prettiest time of the year, ever. So this post is sprinkled with some of my favorite squishy baby fall moments.
My excitement usually starts to fade halfway through the season (especially since CHRISTMAS starts making it’s way into stores before I can say Trick or Treat), so this time I’m trying something different – to be more intentional and make the excitement last until December! Then, we will start advent, and I can restart all my resolutions that are yet to be accomplished.
With the help of Micah, I created a Family Fall Bucket list. I added most of them, because they are things I want to do anyways. There are some things Micah added alllll on his own. Like look for bats.. just a classic fall activity. I love his spirit though. He also wants to find fall things and glue them all on a paper. That didn’t make my pretty list right here, but I’m sure we’ll do that at least a couple of times. There is something about being in control of a glue stick that makes a four year old light up.
I love the flexibility this list gives our family. Some of the things we can do together, some we can do while dad’s at work, and most of them leave room to invite community into as well. Most of the things are free, and the rest are extremely cheap, which I LOVE!
Can we just appreciate the fact that my son wanted to be a cow for halloween? And Sophia was a classic troll doll. Who’s hair went through a wind machine..
After we made this list, he made his own little bucket list for fall. It went something like: Find leaves and go to the mall. Which I am 100% on board for. He also decorated it with a witch riding a broom, and some hearts. Very spooky.
How are you celebrating the seasons changing? Comment below!