I’ve been thinking about how lovely the change of seasons is. I love it when the air starts to cool down and we can enjoy being outside again. I don’t like it if we skip directly from summer to winter! Let’s have some nice days in the 70’s, with nights in the 40’s for a while. I’m excited to turn the page of the calendar. Somehow my September calendar ended up looking like this.
Is that crazy, or what? Hopefully your calendar doesn’t look like that, too. I guess by the time we get to October, I’m used to the weekly schedule, and I don’t feel the need to write every little thing down. I also make up a schedule and put all the weekly things on it so I can remember that on Tuesdays, for example, we have 3 piano lessons, dance lessons, volleyball practice and scouts.
I also enjoy putting out my fall decorations.
So my front door looks like this, now.
Fall also brings football games. Our neighborhood seems to be full of BYU fans, so every Saturday the neighborhood seems to empty out as everyone is either in Provo at the game or inside watching it on tv. Me, I don’t really care, and I can’t really see myself sitting and watching a football game for four hours, but I’ll let those die hard fans enjoy it. I do enjoy a nice fall soccer game, and luckily for me, we have a lot of them. I don’t really care for games in the rain or snow, so let’s hope it doesn’t rain on us today at Megan’s game. This fall we’ve begun a new sport, and that’s volleyball. Natalie had her first game last Saturday and did quite well for an 8 year old. Those girls really know how to stay in their spots!
I love getting out the sweaters and jeans again. Although jeans are a little bit less forgiving of the occasional diet splurge as the summer capris are, it’s still nice to get them out again (if they still fit) and put on some nice comfy jeans and a sweater. I don’t love switching from sandals to shoes.Ã‚Â Sandals are so easy, and you don’t have to worry about socks.Ã‚Â Now I have to find socks, find shoes that match, and I really don’t love my shoes like to do my sandals.Ã‚Â I’ll hold on to the sandal wearing as long as I can.
I love seeing the reds and oranges in the mountains, and we even have snow up in the mountains above our house at the very top (when I first typed that sentance, it came out as “snot” and that looked a bit odd. Snot in the mountains? Well, maybe, but that wasn’t my point).
I love figuring out the halloween costumes. Although my kids can’t seem to want to wear one of the 38 costumes we have down in the costume boxes, they want me to make them something new. We’ll see about that.
And birthday parties, of course. Tonight is Natalie’s birthday party (her birthday is next week), and Ryan’s bday is the week after that. So, we’ll enjoy the fall birthdays.
What are the things you love most about fall?