Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall fun list

*Cross posted to herRochester*

Today is the first day of fall. As I mentioned in my last blog, fall is my favorite time of year! I love everything about it. I love watching the leaves change, the smells, the apples, and the cooler weather. I also love Halloween! What's better then dressing up in a costume and coming home with a pillowcase full of free candy!?

Halloween 2010

We are truly blessed to be able to spend the entire season in a state as beautiful as New York, and I want to make sure we're taking advantage of every moment.

Our family's fall fun list:

Apple picking- We usually go to Green Acre Farms in Greece and use them to make apple sauce, caramel apple pie, and caramel apples.

Pumpkin picking- Last year we grew our own pumpkins but the kids still insisted on going to Brown's Berry Patch like we do every year. This year our pumpkins didn't grow so I have no excuse not to take the drive out to our favorite pumpkin patch.

Go to Starbucks- I really want to like their Pumpkin Spice Latte, but I'm just not a fan. This fall I'm going to try the Pumpkin Spice Creme. What's the difference? I have no idea. But I'm determined to find an awesome fancy fall drink. Maybe I should try Dunkin Donuts.

Speaking of donuts, I think a trip to Donuts Delight to get some sort of cinnamon donut is a fall must!

Make s'mores- I love to cuddle up on a cool fall night front of the fire pit and make yummy smores.

Corn maze- I've never taken the kids through a corn maze before but I think that now that the "baby" is almost 3, this would be a good year to try.

Haunted hayride- My husband and I went on one when we were dating but haven't gone again since. This would be the perfect activity for a fall date.

Take a hike- I want to take the kids on a hike when the trees are at their best and collect cool leaves and maybe take some pictures.

Drink apple cider and eat candy corn- I got some free candy corn this week with my awesome coupon skills :)

Buy some new clothes- I love having an excuse to buy new cardigans and boots. Oh, and the kids need a few new things too ;)

Eat my husband's tasty chili

Go to a Halloween party

I am determined to enjoy every second of this fall because before we know it, we'll be shoveling driveways and walking through dirty snow in our new boots.


  1. So, Brad just made chili...that was amazing...and we both thought of you;-) And, I adore Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. And, I hate haunted anything...that is all.

  2. From one Sarah to another: Hi Sarah! Haha but honestly I am not a huge fan of pumpkin anything so during fall I go more for caramel and apples in any way shape or form. A fun fall drink that you may enjoy is the Caramel Apple Spice from Starbucks. It is delicious! Like an amazing twist on apple cider with whipped cream and caramel swirls.

  3. Hey Sarah! What about Dunkin Donuts pumpkin muffin? You can't tell me that those aren't awesome!! The Starbucks drink sounds good but I need things with caffeine...lots and lots of caffeine lol

  4. "...before we know it, we'll be shoveling driveways and walking through dirty snow in our new boots."

    Remember back when we thought there'd be snow this winter?! lol