Fall Bucket List 2016

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Ah fall, my favorite season!! I can’t contain my excitement for fall this year and I am determined not to let it pass me by without squeezing in all the fun things. Last year was a bit of an epic fail on doing all the fall things, so this year I’m making a list and putting each activity in my planner so it’ll actually happen! I can’t wait to do all the fun family things with Logan this year since he’s at such a fun age of exploring, learning and understanding!

Visit the Pumpkin Patch

Obviously, we must go to a Pumpkin Patch to pick out our pumpkins and snap the obligatory pumpkin + babe pictures! And I’m not letting the hubs talk me into the crappy pumpkin patch by the side of the road this time. I’m hoping to go to one of the big farms that does it up big with apple cider slushies for mama and a petting zoo and wagon rides for the little.

Paint Pumpkins

Carving is for the birds (and adults). Toddler friendly painting sounds way easier. :)

Take Family Pictures

I’m actually on my A-game this year and already have these scheduled for early October. Now, to pick out our outfits. :( Send help.

Trick-or-Treat in the neighborhood

We missed Halloween in our new neighborhood last year since we were at a wedding, so I’m super excited to experience it this year! Our neighborhood is huge and full of lots of kids, so I’m excited to meet some more neighbors and get Logan all dressed up!

Go to Zoo Boo

The Indy Zoo has Zoo Boo every year where the kids dress up in their costumes and they have a trick or treat trail, fun photo ops and activities throughout the zoo. I’ve never been, but since we’re members it’ll be fun to check it out!

Plant spring bulbs

Oy yard work. The joys of home ownership! It’ll be worth it though if I can have lots of tulips, hyacinth and daffodils come spring though!

Explore parks and nature centers

Now that it isn’t hot and humid out we can actually explore some of the parks around us.

Sit by the fire

We purchased a fire pit at the beginning of the summer and have used it a total of…one time. Womp womp. We definitely have to pull it out once it gets cooler!

Go on more date nights

We’ve barely had any dates this summer, so we definitely need to squeeze some in before busy season starts!

Eat all the Fall Things

Chili. Pumpkin muffins. Apple crisp. Pumpkin pie. Apple cider. Chai tea lattes. Crock pot goodies. Gimme.

Wear all the Fall Things

I am itching to get my boots out and of course all my scarves and sweaters. Yay! Down parka and snow boots…you can stay packed away this year.

What’s on your bucket list for fall? 

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  • Fantastic list!! Yay for family pictures on the horizon!!

  • Fun list lady!! I’m with you on the food and clothes too!! Oh and that is great about the family photos too!! :-) Have a fabulous weekend!! xoxo

    • Thank you! Yes to all the fall clothes. Now if someone could put together an outfit for those family photos, I’ll be set!

  • I’m all about painting pumpkins vs carving too– so much less work and mess! I look forward to going to an orchard this time of the year too– fresh apple cider is the best!

    • Yes! Exactly – painting is great for that, although I’m sure my little would love getting messy in all the pumpkin guts. lol. Adding an apple orchard to our list now!

  • I love decorating my house for fall and making new recipes, like soups and getting out the crock pot! :)

  • How cute is that pumpkin spice chalkboard thing! Family pictures in the fall will be really cute.

  • Ashley Angle

    These are such amazing idea! Can I steal your bucket list?!
    Ashley // acutelifestyle.blogspot.com // A Cute Angle

  • I have a lot of the same things on my fall list. I need to book a photographer for our family photos soon! Thanks for the reminder!

    • Of course! I always forget about family photos or something happens where I’m scrambling at the last minute.

  • Laura Keenan

    Such a fun list! The pumpkin patch is always one of my favorite places!

  • Megan V

    Fall Is My Favorite Tome Of Year Too. A Date Night By The Fire Sounds Like It Could Be Super Cozy!

  • Trick or treating will be so much fun!! And I like your idea of painting pumpkins… only a million times easier :)

    • Right? Although I’m sure the littles would love to play in the slimy pumpkin guts. lol. I might have to cut one open for him.

  • I am loving everything on this list – now I’m in the mood for all things fall, too! We have family photos scheduled for October, and I can’t decide what we should wear either! Such struggles. :)