After the hot days of summer, lazy days on the beach, boating at the cottage and all the fun that comes with summer, I am happy that fall is here, well almost.
The cooler days means cozy sweaters, my favorite jeans and boots and hot cocoa. It also means the leaves turn gorgeous colours making the world pretty. With Fall also brings a ton of fun for the family!
The first Family activity we always look forward to come the fall is Apple Picking. I have been taking the kids apple picking since they were tiny. They love take a trip on the wagon at the orchard and fill their bags with sweet crisp apples. Watching the kids eat the apples they picked themselves is so heartwarming.
Apple picking means baking. Another things we enjoy doing as a family. Apple Pie and Apple muffins are must haves in the fall around our home.
As the fall progress and the leaves change colour, they also start to fall. We love to play in the leaves. Raking them into giant piles and leaping into the leaves is so much fun as a family, even the teenager gets into it. Thanksgiving at the cottage always brings the most fun as the leaves up there are in no short supply and the grandparents even get in on the leaf jumping… or raking them up!
And of course, the best part of Fall is pumpkin picking. Heading to the farm on a crisp fall day, searching for the perfect pumpkins, watching the little ones try to life the pumpkinds, this is all partof great memories! Carving pumpkins is one of my favorite things to do. I love getting the kids to help me pick our fun and spooky designs and carving them up. For anyone that knows me, this is the only part of Halloween traditions that I enjoy, I am not a Halloween fan, but that is another post.
So while we are all missing summer and the warm weather, take comfort knowing that fall brings just as many opportunites for fun and memories. Some of the best photo opportunities are brought to us with the gorgeous colours of fall as well!