Monday, September 6, 2010

Getting in the Fall Mood

We're ready for Fall. Are you? We love the Fall festivities, however the recent drop in temperatures up here in Buffalo has me and the kids shivering already. The children are gearing up for the first day of school on Wednesday and the excitement for hayrides, pumpkin patches (see link to right if you live in the Buffalo, NY area), corn mazes, picking apples...and drinking hot apple cider are just a few of our favorite Fall things that we look forward to doing. I can almost smell the spicy aroma of fresh, hot apples and cinnamon just sitting here thinking about it.

The truth is, Fall brings the breathtaking beauty of nature, with warm and crisp colors and awesome family fun holiday activities that most of us enjoy and look forward to tremendously. All of the excitement makes the cooler air and the fact that winter is pending much more bearable. My children are at the age now where they still enjoy the pumpkin patches and corn mazes, but paying a visit to some haunted is houses is definitely in their little minds this year. The oldest 4-now ages 10, 9, 8, and 5 (but he'll be six on Halloween)-are ready for some Halloween thrills this season! We've You-Tubed some videos of people at haunted houses, screaming and squealing, and my kids say that, for sure, they won't be screaming this year. We know better though, don't we? The anticipation is killing me right now. This is going to be an awesome season!

Of course, pumpkin carving and decorating and baking cookies and cupcakes are in the makings, too. We are so geared up for this season! So, spark up the fireplace on the first cool night, tell some ghost stories and cuddle up this Fall while the weather changes and the leaves begin their process of creating awe-inspiring displays.

Don't miss out on anything this year in the Buffalo area by visiting my Associated Content articles.


  1. Fireplaces, ghost stories and chilly nights sound great right now. I'm looking forward to the corn mazes and pumpkin carving,my son still likes to do these things and he is 15, hope it lasts.

  2. Oh, I sure hope that mine are "into the fall mood" when they're 15, too!

  3. I love fall here in Maine. The
    tourists are gone, leaves are gorgeous, apples are ripe for picking, and mmmm pumpkin pie season.

  4. I'm originally from Maine, Heidi! Born and raised there. Maine is one of the most beautiful places to live in/visit in the fall!

  5. Fall is my favorite season of the year!! I love everything about it -pumpkin patches, cooler weather, Halloween, Thanksgiving. :)

    Big Fat Mama

  6. Fellow Buffalo Mommy Here and yes the fall around here is amazing so many great things to do!!And thanks for the link on things to do i bookmarked the site! cant wait to do fall activities with the kids!~


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