Tis the Season

Thanksgiving is over and we’ve already begun decorating for Christmas but we thought we’d take sometime to go out and just enjoy the changing seasons.

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I’m not a huge fan of cold weather but since I live in a very warm environment the change has been much appreciated by most everyone here. I especially love watching my little one play outdoors.

The red and greens of the trees are really helping me get into the Christmas mood. There is something really magical about the air this time of year and though we don’t get much snow here, the crisp air on your skin is a subtle reminder that Christmas is approaching.

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Despite all the craziness going on in the world I feel like everyone is just a little bit nicer around Christmas time. It’s nice to walk around and just have random people smile, nod and say “hello.” My little man always steals the show.

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Other than the changing weather and gorgeous scenery, here are a few other things that gets me in the Christmas spirit.

1) Scented Candles

Anything Apple, Cinnamon and Peppermint Scented are my favorites around this time of year.

2) Christmas Music

Michael Buble will always be my go to

3) Christmas Decor

I love walking into stores and seeing Christmas decorations it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

What are a few things that gets you in the Christmas spirit?

Feel free to leave a comment and let me know.

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Fall To Do’s: Visit a Farm/Pumpkin Patch!

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So my little family and I ended the week with a quick little trip to Peebles Farm in Augusta, AR. I love fall and everything autumnal and this was a great opportunity to get outdoors while enjoying all the festivities of October!

For all my fellow mom’s out there, remember getting your little one out is vital for their cognitive developing and fall is such a great season to let them explore. One great way to do that is taking them to a pumpkin patch!

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My little one so enjoyed being able to run around freely and pick up and play with pumpkins. Not only is it fun but a good way for him to put those sensory motor skills to work.

He is 18 months old now and in this stage of development he has become VERY curious. So lately my husband and I have tried to find fun ways for him to learn more about the world we live in. Incorporating some things mommy loves into his learning process helps us bond in the process. I mean who doesn’t love pumpkins in the fall!

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It was my husbands first time at a pumpkin patch too and it was fun for me to watch them both explore.

Going to a farm in the fall is not only relaxing but also a stress-free way to let your little one play. It is not near any roads so you don’t have to worry about him running off into the streets and it stretches for miles giving them free space to run.

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The farm we went to had a fun little playground, sunflower fields and a huge corn maze!

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My little one had so much fun running through the corn maze though we got a little lost, it was fun for all three of us.

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Pumpkin Patches and Farms are such a fun, family friendly way to enjoy this time of year while getting that bonding time you deserve.

It’s been a busy week for this mom dealing with midterms and projects but little trips like these make all of the difference.

So tell me, what is on your fall bucket list?

Leave a comment and let me know!