It’s been a few weeks since our first bucket list check in. In years past, I’ve always stopped working on our fall list after Halloween. In an attempt to “respect the bird” I thought we would stretch our list out until Thanksgiving. I think this approach is working, but I also feel pretty distracted by all things Christmas. I may or may not already have our Christmas bucket list made too. #ICantHelpMyself
Let’s take a look at what we’ve recently marked off.
Bob for apples
On Halloween day I scrubbed out our sink, filled it with water, and let the girls bob for apples. It was hysterical and they found it oh so entertaining too. In fact, it kept them entertained for almost an hour. We should do this more often.
Tradition in our house is mom cleans out the pumpkin and dad carves it with the girls. Eventually we’ll turn them loose with knives, but I told them they had to learn to clean their own pumpkin first… so that may never happen.
S’mores were made in the dark by the light of our fire pit and a full moon. The girls LOVE having bonfires in the backyard as a family and I do too.
Go Trick or Treating
Trick or treating was another huge success. We happily escorted our Veterinarian and Tinker-Minnie and we had the company of my MIL and our good friends too. You can read more about our Halloween here if you missed it.
Halloween Movie Night
Every year I think I am going to watch more Halloween movies with the girls, but every year I chicken out. Once again our Halloween movie night was the Curious George Halloween special. Some year, some year we may finally be more adventurous.
The girls and I took Russ on a nature walk one beautiful Saturday morning. The girls love “hiking” down to the creek-side and “skipping rocks” This trip was way more successful than our last attempt at rock skipping. Having Russ around to help made a BIG difference.
Make apple dumplings
Apple dumplings are one of those recipes that I have wanted to make for YEARS now. In the end I think we decided that we’d rather just eat apple pie instead. But, it was fun to try something new.
Have a bonfire
Obviously if we made s’mores we had a bonfire. On a separate night Russ and I took advantage of the girls being at AWANA and sat around the fire pit for a couple of hours by ourselves. It was the perfect unexpected mid-week time together. I guess I could call this our date night too, but I am holding out for something more official.
With 8 more things completed we’ve managed to narrow our list of 24 to only 9. Is it likely that we’ll finish those 9 things over the next 2 weeks? Probably not. But, we’ll do the best we can!
Are you still working on your fall list?
Taking a look at our #fall #bucketlist today. 15 things done, 9 to go! Click To Tweet