Can we just say “pumpkin spice & everything nice”…it’s that time of year where we revert to…
leaves, football, pumpkins, apple cider, bonfires, & pumpkin spice EVERYTHING
I love how the year is divided into 4 seasons (well, really in Florida we have 2: really hot, and hot). Seasons are technically marked by a specific weather pattern, but I think most importantly they are marked with an opportunity to close a small chapter in the year, and move onto other great things.
Such as a New Bucket List…
Everyone gets excited about something that’s new, so thank goodness for these four opportunities we have throughout the year to spark something electrifying in our life. Even television shows have a new season, simply to give you a sense of thrill all over again. So, the point is that with the changing of SEASONS our mentality on life is more open-minded.
Since having my son Johnny I have decided to make it my personal mom goal to enlighten him with a new bucket list in the start of each season. This year has been invigorating as a mom because everything is new and fun for him! I even feel like a kid again!
Without further ado I present to you Johnny’s Fall Bucket List…
- attend a Fall Festival
- dress up in a Halloween Costume
- go trick or treating with baby friends
- carve a pumpkin
- listen to fun Halloween music
- read not so scary Halloween stories
- eat pumpkin pie
- make a Fall craft
- go to a pumpkin farm
- go to a corn maze
- have a Fall photo shoot
- make a Fall craft
Here is my challenge for YOU this week, make your own Fall Bucket List, either for yourself or your children. It helps to keep life interesting and it’s fun to be able to look back and share the great memories you made. Plus, who doesn’t LOVE crossing things off a list!? (or is that just me…) I encourage you to use these steps below to help guide you:
- think of activities that you or your kids enjoy within that specific season
- some of these activities can be things that you enjoy right at your own home, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy
- narrow it down between 7-10 activities (we all know life gets busy and we don’t want to discourage little ones when we can’t fulfill most of the list)
- write it down and post it somewhere everyone will always see it (the fridge is a great place) If you want to make it really fun write the activities on a popsicle stick and place it in a mason jar, the kids will have a blast pulling it out and getting excited about what activity they will do that day
- here are some keywords I used: fall kids activities, fall bucket list for babies, things to do in the fall with kids, things to do in the fall with babies, fall fun, kids fall activities near me, free kids fall activities near me
- these are great tools to help with searching: Pinterest, Facebook event page, online local newspaper, your city’s website page, community board in a Starbucks/coffee shop, and of course your lovely friend GOOGLE
- make sure to mark it on your calendar so you don’t forget!
Time to Have Fun
- creating and completing a bucket list shouldn’t be something that is stressful, it’s meant to be fun
- after each activity share “What was your favorite part?” (if your child isn’t speaking yet, then share with them what your favorite part was, trust me they are listening! )
- capture a few pictures from each activity and if you’re feeling crafty create a collage and frame for display in your house, it makes for a fun memorabilia
Happy Bucket List Making! Ready, Set, Go!
I would love to read your bucket list within the comments. I’m always looking for new insight! Feel free to share this post with anyone else. You can also visit my facebook page to follow along, as well as instagram. Thank you so much for reading along!
Wishing You Well,
Happy Wife, Happy Mama, Happy Life