I just simply love the change of seasons. I think it because it is something new and fresh, and you get a little tired of the season you are saying good bye to. Today was the first day of fall, (it's always been fall to me, not autumn). I wouldn't say that I particularly have a favorite season. There are many good things about each one. They are all so different here where we live. I do think that makes us lucky. We are fortunate to experinece such differences during a year.
Today there were leaves falling off the trees in the neighbor's yard this morning as I let my doggies outside. The house was so dark as my hubby and I woke up to get ready for the day (okay, I don't love this part). When I look across the street, I see trees that have suddenly changed from green to yellow and light red.
Some of my favorite things in fall are the smells of bonfires which make me think of hayrack rides and roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. I like Halloween and seeing all of the little kids dressed in their favorite costumes. B's costume came in the mail today.... he is so excited. He took his nap in it today and wanted to sleep in it tonight. I love the fall decor- the pumpkins, straw bales, colorful leaves, and scarecrows. I wanted to get my boxes of house decor out this weekend, but didn't quite get to that. It is definately on the list for this week.
Here at my daycare and learning center, we have been studying about apples. Grandma Susan brought us some apples this weekend and B and I made an apple pie last night to share with our friends today at lunch.
The tots and I also made some cute acorn papers to send home that said "Happy Fall". I had found this idea at No Time for Flashcards, which is one of my very favorite blogs I have recently started following. The kids had lots of fun making these. A similar project we might be doing soon is this apple paper plate project found at The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman blog.
We also had some friends over for a playdate and I made a little after dinner snack for us to share. I couldn't find my leaf cookie cutter, so I just made circles, but told the boys that they were fall cookies because they had yellow icing and the red and brown sprinkles were the colors of leaves changing colors in the fall. I love my sugar cookies.
Tomorrow the plan is that we are making some home made applesauce! I'll let you know how it turns out.
How are you celebrating fall? Check out the Polka Dot Cottage and see how some others celebrated!