About a month ago I shared our 2016 Fall Bucket List. I feel like I scheduled that post and then just kind of forgot about it. When ‘the old’ blog planner showed an update penciled in for today I had a small panic attack. Thankfully, much to my surprise, we’ve done a pretty good gob so far at crossing things off. There are still A LOT of items left to go, but we have over a month left.
Here is what we have done so far:
Visit a pumpkin patch
After making it to the patch late last year and finding bare bones, we went MUCH earlier this time. We called it a field trip and went on a Thursday afternoon. The weather was lovely and so were the girls. I hate that our patch is rather boring compared to so many I see. There is nothing much to do around there. But, it is kind of nice to have a no fuss place to go to.
Navigate a corn maze
We did this one, twice! Do we get bonus points? We took one trip with Russ to Pathways Corn Maze and one trip with our home school co-op to Right Choices. Both were so much fun and hot. Why is it every time we plan a fall activity it decides to be 90 degrees.
Have a pumpkin Spice Latte
I have had one, ONE! Something about this just isn’t right. When I have an urge to get one I can’t leave the house OR it’s hot. I simply can not drink a PSL when the weather is hot. It just feels wrong. I don’t know how you warmer weather girls do it.
Go on a hay ride
Two trips to the corn maze also meant two hay rides AND two barrel train rides too! We also did hay mazes, corn canons, corn pillows and more but I’ll spare you all the photos.
Try a a new pumpkin recipe
With the ‘All Things Pumpkin’ Link-up going on there has been NO shortage of pumpkin treats around our house.
Attend a fall festival
I maybe cheated by just attending the car show portion of the festival. I think I just chose the best part. Last year we attended the parade too, but I was really frustrated by the ridiculous amount of SCARY spook house floats. I said we’d never go again. I hate when events don’t consider keeping things family friendly.
So we’ve only marked 6 things out of the 24 we have listed. I’m almost tempted to panic, but completing our list is never the goal. The real goal is to be intentional about making memories together. And I think we are doing a pretty great job doing that.
How is your fall bucket list going?