You know when it's coming...The warm days cool off to have you trade in your shorts and t-shirts for long pants, a t-shirt and maybe a jacket, the air conditioner stays off consistently as you opt to open all the doors and windows instead (I actually love this part of it!), and of course, if you're my 2 1/2 year old, you say to mama and daddy, "It's snowing weather outside!" :)
Here are a few of our fun moments we've made this month as we transition from summer to fall:
"Storytime" on blankets outside in the backyard prior to his nap sounded like a great idea to Parker.
Leaf rubbing entertained Parker and mama a couple of weeks ago as we talked about the different colors of fall. Picking a variety of shaped leaves in the backyard to make these fun pictures for our refrigerator proved for an enjoyable time.
This is a great and easy activity to do during spring, summer or fall if you're needing a 20-30 minute filler. On this particular 3rd trimester day, my energy was beyond non-existent. :) I threw on our shoes and told Parker we were going for a walk around the yard to collect different shaped and sized leaves and asked if he would like to help me pick them. He, of course, was thrilled. We probably spent 5-10 minutes walking the area grabbing a bundle of foliage to take inside for our project. After getting back inside, we laid out our leaves, crayons and paper and started tracing.
Leaf Rubbing Instructions: First, place a leaf flat on the table. Then place a sheet of tracing paper over the leaf. Use a soft pencil or a crayon and gently rub over the tracing paper until the outline of the leaf shows through. Add additional leaves and use different colors for a nice effect. Make sure to take pictures to document the memory then display your artwork in a frame or on the fridge! :)
Parker loved a morning out at the zoo with his daddy while mama went to her doctor's appointment.
A bonfire complete with smores and hot chocolate on a chilly night...Parker just wanted to put the marshmallows on the sticks, so mama got to eat most of his yummy leftovers!!! ;)
With the weather change means, for us, a transition from the nursery to a preschool classroom at church. -Sniff, sniff- Parker was so excited about his new teachers, friends and classroom on Sunday morning.
I love our summer months and I embrace our short autumn months. Fall is actually my favorite time of the year; I just wished it lasted longer here in the North. :) The pumpins and fall colors are coming out of storage this week as I look forward to dressing the house in the warm colors...just in time for Baby to arrive.
Until next year, dear Summer...