Autumn has finally arrived and we’re soaking up the crisp weather, the chance to indulge in pumpkin spice everything, and, of course, making memories with little ones. Fall is the season for spending time with family and, this year, we’re hoping to check off every item on our Mommy and Me Fall Bucket List.

Go on a Pumpkin Patch Adventure

What kid doesn’t love a trip to the pumpkin patch? Ava and I had so much fun on our first trip to pick the perfect pumpkin (or two or three!). We are loving thinking up with unique jack-o-lantern ideas, she wants to create a princess pumpkin ( I've got my hands full with that one)–– plus, the roasted pumpkin seeds make a delicious snack!

Take a Hayride Out in the Country

Head out of the city and take a drive down winding country roads to find a family-friendly fall festival with corn mazes, food trucks, and more. Hop on a hayride for a nostalgic afternoon (make it a haunted hayride if the kids are a bit older!).

Trip to the Apple Orchard

The best part of visiting an apple orchard: the apple cider donuts! Of course, we also have a wonderful time strolling through the rows of trees and gathering a basket full of juicy apples to bring home. Ava and I love spending time together in the kitchen and fall is the perfect time for baking apple crisp, apple pie, apple strudel muffins, and more.

Pack a Picnic for a Drive-In Movie

Those clear fall evenings with just a slight chill in the air are a great time to pack up the car and the kids for a fun night at a drive-in movie. Go with a fall theme––cider, soup in a thermos, apple slices and caramel dip, and lots of cozy blankets to stay warm as the sun goes down.

Take a peek below from Ava and I's recent adventure. I hope these ideas get you started on planning your own fall adventures. And, whether you have a mini-me or not, I’d love to know what some of your favorite fall activities are!

xoxo

Vanessa

 

PS you can shop my sweatshirt by clicking here! Ava's adorable tee is coming soon.