Monday, December 9, 2013

Fall Bucket List Check Off

This fall has been CRAZY busy, but it's been a good kind of crazy. We've been doing all sorts of fun things to celebrate the coming of colder weather. Now, I don't LIKE cold weather, mind you. However, I thought that rather than moan about it (too much), this year I would create a "bucket list" of fun things for our family to do together.

Here's what we did during the months of October and November. I accomplished everything on the list except making butterbeer...I'll have to roll that one over to my "Beat the January Blues" bucket list. :)

We drove up in the mountains on the weekend of General Conference in October, and found some pretty leaves...and a waterfall, which Will may or may not have tried to jump in.

We've gone to the same pumpkin patch for the past three years. It's down in Riverton, UT, and they have the best atmosphere. This year, they even had a corn pit, which quickly became Will's favorite part.

See, he's hugging the corn:

We eventually convinced him to get out of the corn pit with the promise of a wheelbarrow ride:

And, more corn...

Another weekend, we went to Cornbelly's Corn Maze (mostly because I still needed a hay ride, and we all wanted to get out of the house). It was cold, but we had a good time. I didn't get a picture of the hay ride we went on, but Will's favorite ride was actually this cow barrel train.

Halloween was a total success. It didn't take Will long to figure out trick-or-treating, and I'm not sure he ate much of anything with nutritional value that day. Ah well, it's only once a year!

The day that Graham put up our Christmas lights, I took Will over to Wheeler Farm to find some leaves to jump in. We succeeded:

And he found their leftover-from-October pumpkin patch...

We made cute pumpkins...

We had a wonderful time this fall! I'm going to continue my bucket list next year, I think. It makes the cooler weather seem so much more festive!

Okay, now I'm ready to move on to Christmas. Bring on the snow! I will survive! Nay, I will thrive by drinking hot chocolate by the gallon and singing Christmas carols at the top of my lungs!


Jeff said...

I love the idea of a seasonal bucket list. I have a life long bucket list, but I should make some smaller ones.

I miss jumping in leaves. Our old house had ginormous trees that produced billions of leaves. In our new house we don't even rake, I just mow the lawn and the few leaves that are there get shredded and turned into mulch. I don't miss the raking part, just the jumping in it part.

Robyn said...

That looks fun. Tough now I am worried about what Jeff is going to put on his bucket list (in which I have to participate). Your list is a lot tamer then what I'm sure he will come up with.