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Saturday, October 2, 2010

October Family Fun~

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I can hardly believe that it is all ready October!  We are finally starting to feel like we are changing into the season of autumn here in the deep south.  Our family loves the season of fall ~ the cooler temperatures, the falling leaves, the warm colors…we pretty much love it all. 

We will be having some family fun this month.  Here are some of our autumn plans for our little white house.

{in the garden & yard}

  • add some fall color with mums to the flower beds and front porch (and possibly kale or ornamental cabbage…new one for me)
  • plant some more dark leafy greens, swiss chard, and root crops in the vegetable garden
  • drain, clean, and store the pool
  • rake leaves as they fall {and be sure to play in them too!}
  • prepare unused portion of garden to rest until spring planting
  • clean bird feeders and fill with seed

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{in the schoolroom}

  • make apple pie playdough
  • make an apple print garland
  • carve a pumpkin
  • roast pumpkin seeds
  • visit the pumpkin patch
  • make leaf rubbings and a book
  • learn with candy corns  {counting and patterns}

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{in the kitchen}

  • apple crisp
  • taco soup & chili
  • pumpkin spice muffins
  • hot chocolate {with marshmallows} & apple cider
  • fall flower cupcakes
  • popcorn balls & caramel apples {oh, the childhood memories that these bring back}

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{around the house}

  • plan and begin making Christmas presents
  • make autumn banner for nature table
  • sew cloth napkins
  • prepare windows for colder temperatures

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{out and about}

  • autumn nature walks
  • pumpkin patch
  • fall family fun fest
  • the fair

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{What are your plans for autumn?}

{All pictures were taken in autumn of 2009.}

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