Fall is such a fun time of year. Most days it is still warm enough to play outside, but the weather is cooling off so it’s more bearable. It gets dark earlier so we get to enjoy night time things like firework shows, fireflies and stars without the girls staying up way past their bedtime.
Nothing shouts Fall for us like a good County or State Fair. We went to the Claiborne County Fair a few weeks back and enjoyed rides and an authentic tractor pull. I got to ride the airplane ride with Elli and Sammi. Sammi loved it. Elli was don’t that excited so she didn’t go on any more rides. Sammi went on all the rides she was tall enough for and enjoyed every second of it.
Sammi also started preschool a few weeks ago. This is her first day of preschool. She picked out her backpack (red) and lunchbox (Tinkerbell, of course). She seems to enjoy it a lot and has spouted off random information we didn’t know she knew. She loves being at preschool without Mommy or Elli there. I think it gives her a feeling of independence and grown-upness.
We’ve had a lot of fun this fall in our new home in a new state. One thing we’ve gotten back to after a long summer break is visiting the library weekly. I have started volunteering at the Bell County Library doing a story time program for babies and toddlers called Laptime. So far only people I already know are coming, but I hope it grows and the community starts to participate.
Crafts are great any time of year, but I really like doing them in the fall with new supplies purchased during the back-to-school sales. Sammi and I had fun making this Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Mobile. We used Crayola watercolors and I was shocked at how vibrant the colors turned out. I wasn’t sold on the brand before, but I’m totally converted now!
The Fall Fling is in full swing. There’s still plenty of time to enter for the great prizes we’re giving away. We’d also love to hear how you celebrate the new Fall season. Just leave a comment on the Fall Fling post with a link to your post.