It’s October, Y’all!
Things are finally cooling down a bit (the high eighties instead of nineties…hahaha…sobbing) so Logan and I are reentering the big bad world that is the outdoors. With Baby H coming any time in the next few weeks, I wanted to take advantage of the weather by planning some outings to get this last bit of quality time in with Logan before he becomes a big brother. These days are very bittersweet, but we’re going to make the most of them!
Here are eight activities we are determined to accomplish to bring in the new season…
1. Visit a farmer’s market.
Dogs, people, and yummy food – what more could a toddler ask for? Farmer’s markets are awesome for giving children a safe space to roam around (supervised, of course), meet new friends, and pick out their own produce. While they’re a bit too young to understand the art of bartering, they’ll still enjoy carrying around their finds in a wagon or bag and learning about agriculture. A plus: kids are a lot more likely to eat their veggies if they pick them out themselves. 😉
2. Bake a pie.
Recently Logan has become obsessed with cooking. He loves nothing more than to sit on the counter and lend a hand with whatever we’re prepping for dinner. I sought out a simple, yummy recipe that wouldn’t be too hectic for a toddler to “help” with. We have our eye on this one.
3. Fall photo shoot.
Nothing fancy: just an iPhone, toddler, and a few fun props. Reach into your creative side and seek out Pinterest for some inspiration. If your kid isn’t the type to sit still and smile for photos, candids would work just as well (if not better!)
Some cute prop ideas: a slice of pie, pumpkins, a picnic or some crates and flowers.
4. Visit a petting zoo.
Letting your kid roam in an enclosed area – need I say more?
5. Cook a cozy dinner for a family in need.
Chili and cornbread is an easy, inexpensive crockpot meal that’ll warm up the evening just fine.
6. Visit a pumpkin patch.
This one covers all of the necessary autumn experiences: pony rides, pumpkins, corn mazes, and hayrides!
7. Boo! at the zoo.
Every October our zoo puts together fourteen nights of carnival-style fun. Themed rides, games, and other spooky attractions will keep lil bit occupied for hours. This is a pretty good alternative to a haunted house.
8. Plan a Halloween playdate!
Nothing too creepy – just costumes, snacks, and games.
Eight activities is a lot to tackle for this huge preggo mama, but I know that it’ll be so worth it and Logan will have sweet memories to look back on as he grows.
What ideas would you add to this list?
Have you done any fall activities yet this year?
Let us know in the comments below!