i heart fall…and a bucket list

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It’s no surprise to anyone who knows me: Fall is my favorite season of all!!!  I love every season for different little things…but Fall, oh how I just love you.

I don’t particularly like orange or black or brown, but to mix these colors together, to put a sweater on, and to turn the calendar page to October; makes my heart swoon!

Pumpkin waffle candles, pumpkin spice lattes, leaves changing color, and my new hat knitted by my mom: I’m ready for you Fall!

The boys have definitely inherited my love for anything Fall.  Their list of costumes is already a mile long and they’re longing for the day the first leave will fall.  Picking out pumpkin is always a blast.  I could spend hours carving them, actually, I DO spend hours carving pumpkins!!!  Our Halloween movies are all lined up, and I have to admit, we already watched all of our favorite one at least once (I may or may not have watched Hocus Pocus 8 times since the beginning of September).

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This year, I made a bucket list.  We have so many things we want to do this fall, so this chalkboard is keeping us on track!

What is your favorite Fall activity?  Or do you have something great for Fall in your region that we should check out.  Our costumes are almost ready…are you?  Just kidding, I know you’re not crazy like me; it’s not even October yet!

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DISCLAIMER:  Matching pajamas are a MUST for all HOLIDAYS.

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apples

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Wet grass, crisp air, sunshine, another beautiful day picking delicious apples.  It’s a tradition I love and will never grow old of.

I just love the early morning, apple picking session.  Not too crowded, peaceful and plenty of space to take way too many pictures, of course!

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The kids loved the fact that they could pick their own apples.  They were looking to find branches with the most apples on them.  And they were not too delicate; sanpping some branches, throwing the apples in the bag, and then running off to find the next big one and do it again!  Let’s just say I have lots of bruised apples to make pies with!

For the second year in a row, we went to the Orleans Fruit Farm.  I love it!  Not too far from home, beautiful place, a cute playground and acres to run free.

They have fresh fruits and vegetables, amazing apple cider and some local honey.  We went home with lots of goodies!  Orleans Fruit Farm have the best location, and a gorgeous scenery, old buildings and the perfect barn to take amazing pictures.

We can’t wait to go back, hopefully before the season ends.    If you’re from the National Capital Region, you should definitly go!

Here’s a few pictures from last weekend.

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back to school

 

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I guess I would be happier about this if I wasn’t going back as well!!!

It’s bittersweet, summer was so good to us, I don’t want it to end.  So many great memories were created.  I wish we could start all over again.  But at the same time, it’s exciting!  New classes, new teachers, new shoes and backpacks!  Which friends will be in your class and what will your mom will have packed up for your lunch!

This year, both my boys will be in school.  Outch!  Both my babies, how did this happen?  We are still scrambling to label everything, making sure the shoes fits and finding a way to take the bus, ON TIME!

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We are so lucky, Logan will get the same teacher Liam got last year.  It’s a relief, for us as parents and for Logan who already knows and love her so much!  She was simply the best!

Liam is a little anxious, a new class room is hard for him, he does really well with routines and the friends he already knows.  He was a little stress tonight!  I’m sure he will do great with his new classmates, and we’ve heard amazing things about his new teacher! Logan is not stressed AT ALL!  He’s ready to rock this ‘Big Boy goes to school’ thing!   He will do great in maternelle!  The boys will also share a playground at school, not sure if it’s a good thing yet!!!  I will let you know in a few days!

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So back to school is tomorrow.  New and old routines will start!  Bed times will be earlier, days shorter, summer will run it course and soon we will take out our cozy sweaters and have pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks!  But for now let enjoy the last few days of this beautiful summer, get ready for school and enjoy those long evenings now that the kids go to bed earlier!

Are you ready for this school year?  What’s the best part for you?

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