Friday, September 08, 2006

Fall Family Fun

Well, fall is here and we are loving every minute of it. The weather is cool and crisp, and we are spending as much time as we possibly can outside. I think that fall has to be my favorite season with the following as a partial list of some of my reasons why:
  • Football Season--I love going to football games; dressing in the school colors and cheering for my favorite team
  • Raking and more importantly JUMPING in autumn leaves
  • Apple Picking and apple baking--pies, cobbler, crisp, applesauce, apple cider, YUM!
  • School Starting--Not that I want to get rid of my kids, there is just something exciting about the beginning of a new school year.
  • Hiking through the mountains to see the changing leaves and kick up some crunchy leaves
  • Pulling out the cold-weather clothes
  • Taking the kids to the pumpkin patch
  • Hay rides
  • The sweet crisp smell of the air
  • Harvesting the garden (meager as it may be)
  • My birthday
  • Hunting for Monarch Butterflies on their southern migration
  • Swinging in the Apple tree
  • Watching a movie outside on the "BIG-BIG" screen
  • Picking out Halloween costumes
  • Going to a Farmer's Market
  • Carving Pumpkins and roasting the seeds
  • Making Homemade Doughnuts
  • Watching the wind blow the dried leaves up into the air
  • Listening to songs about the fall--"See you in September" and "September Morn"--who could beat Neil Diamond?
  • General Conference
  • Fall Picnics
  • Canning--This one I have mixed feelings on--I really like canning, but it is a little tough with my three little "helpers" under foot.


Chris said...

Hmmmm, I'm for sure going to have to take part in the apple part and the big big screen part. :)

Michelle said...

heather! i just got caught up on your blog! i love reading your posts - after all these years who'd have thought we'd have such personal glimpses into each other's lives?? so fun. and you finally posted a picture of yourself! you are darling! can't wait to read what miss ellie's up to next...