It’s officially Fall, my favorite season of the year. Here in Seattle, the leaves have already begun to change colors. The rainy season began earlier this September and everyone is beginning to bring out their sweaters and rainboots. That means it’s time for me to make my Fall bucket list. Down below is everything I plan to do over the next 3 months of Fall.
Fall Bucket List
- Go to Remlinger Farms to get pumpkins- Some people like to go to any old pumpkin patch to get their pumpkins but we like to go to Remlinger Farms. Not only do they have a cute market that sells local produce, wines, and cheese but also have a restaurant that serves soups, sandwiches, ice cream and freshly baked desserts. The best part is that every year they have the Fall Harvest Festival where the kids can pick pumpkins, ride all 25 of the rides they have there, including a hayride and steam train, and listen to live music and entertainment.
- Go for a hike to see the Fall colors- I haven’t decided on which hike I want to do yet but I never did get around to hiking The Grand Forest so maybe that will be my choice.
- Collect Fall leaves to make leaf lanterns– This is a craft project I saw on Pinterest a long time ago and have always wanted to do but never the time or materials. Now that we are living in a more rural location we have more opportunities to get outside and collect all kinds of Fall leaves.
- Drink hot apple cider- I feel like this one is always on the fall bucket list but for good reason. It isn’t really Fall until you’ve warmed yourself up with hot apple cider.
- Watch Hocus Pocus- This movie is a must for me. I remember when Hocus Pocus came out when I was in the first grade. I loved it then and I still love it now and I want to pass that on to my kids. This is now a family tradition that will always happen in Fall.
- Carve pumpkins- What’s the point of going to the pumpkin patch to get pumpkins if you don’t carve them? Although carving pumpkins usually turns into a mess, I can’t deprive my kids of getting to do this fun Fall activity. Once it’s all over it is always fun to put them outside on the porch lit up with a candle inside.
- Roast pumpkin seeds
- Make ghost feet– Clearly, I love Pinterest because this is another fun Fall craft I found to do with the kids. I’m sure all three kids will love getting their feet tickled by a paintbrush and seeing the end result.
- Make turkey hands- This is just another take on ghost feet but you use your kiddos hands to make turkeys.
- Make a gratitude tree- While I was perusing at Target I found a little craft project in the Bulleye’s Playground area. I plan on splitting the leaves between myself, Nick and the boys and having everyone write down what they are thankful for. I’m really excited to do this project because I want to teach my kids what the meaning of Thanksgiving is.
- Make caramel apples with the boys- My boys requested this bucket list item this year. I have to say that I am a little nervous to try this but I’m willing to try anything for my boys.
- Bake caramel apple bread– This is another Pinterest find. During the Fall and Winter months, my favorite thing to do is bake. This recipe looked delicious and challenge I was willing to accept.
- Bake a pumpkin pie- Pumpkin pie is my favorite pie. Every year for my birthday instead of having a birthday cake I have pumpkin pie. Good thing my birthday is in October. This year I want to make my own pumpkin pie. I’ve made it once before but want to try it again as it didn’t turn out like I wanted.
- Cuddle in blankets
- MakePercolator Punch– When I was a kid the city I lived in had a citywide craft fair that my mom and grandma would take me to every year. In one home that turned into a craft shop over the weekend would always have warm cookies and percolator punch. Finally, in 2015 I made a batch of my own and everyone in the house loved it. That means it is a must take this Fall.