Monday, September 30, 2013

October Bucket List

Emily (at They Call Me Mama) and I are so excited to tell you about a new series we'll be hosting each month.  We'll be doing a series titled, "Monthly Bucket Lists".  Each month on the last day of the month, we'll blog about the things on our bucket list for the upcoming month.  Next month, we hope to have our linky party stuff ready so that you guys can link up your bucket lists too!

Emily and I have known each other for a long time.  Emily's family and my aunt's family are close family friends.  So...I have no clue when I first met Emily, but it was a long long time ago.  She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, has two kiddos, and is a mom who keeps her busy family running smoothly.  I enjoy reading Emily's blog to keep up with what they're doing, but also to get some ideas of fun things to do with my own kiddos.  Hopefully...this series will give us all some new ideas.  (Especially in those dreary months of January and February, right??)  So....go check Emily out!!

Here's our October Bucket List:  (This is probably the busiest month ever!!  So many fall activities!)
We've gone the last two years to the Texas State Fair.  Trip #1 and Trip #2...Our kids talk about it ALL year long and begin asking in January when we get to go back.  Last year, Big Tex burned and it was something the Slaughter house watched YouTube videos of for a month!  ha!  My kids were so into it, because they'd seen him just days before it happened.  We're super excited about this year's trip to the Texas State Fair!!

 We'll bake Halloween cookies.  Ours will-without a doubt-NOT look like those, but my kiddos will love them just the same.  :)

The pumpkin's my FAVORITE fall activity EVER!! 
 Trip #4  
I LOVE everything about the pumpkin patch.  Cheesy, I know!!  I just can't help it...the hayride, the pumpkins, the families, the kids in their cute fall clothes, LOVE it!


It's been a while since we've been to the zoo.  We have an October Zoo Trip planned with some friends.  Can't wait!!

Dallas Arboretum Trip...I was a third grade teacher before I turned SAHM.  When I taught, we always took our kiddos on a field trip to the Arboretum every spring.  I've never been in the fall and I've never taken the kiddos.  I decided earlier that this was our year.  So...I have an upcoming trip to the Arboretum planned too.

The Reyes' Family in our BFG (Fancy name for Sunday School class) always host a Harvest Party.  We all bring soups/stews/casseroles in crockpots.  The kiddos get to wear their Halloween costumes.  And there are smores to top off the night.  It's a great night to hang out with friends and see all the kiddos in their costumes.

And...last but not least...we'll be carving some pumpkins sometime in October!!

Hope this gave you some fun ideas to do this October.  If you have anymore ideas, please comment and share them with us!  We'd LOVE to hear them!!  Happy-Last-Day-Of-September!!


Mix and Match Mama said...

Woohoo! I love this new series! And I'm totally going to do everything on this list!

Katie Paladino said...

First off I am loving your blog! And yay for your exciting new series!! Even though you can't technically link up today, I made my October bucket list on my blog anyways! Check it out.

Narci D said...

Love this! Our list is pretty much the same! :) Can't wait to make Fall memories!!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

FUN bucket list!!!!! The Sims won't be heading to the fair, but we will definitely be doing the arboretum and a pumpkin patch! (And we just ordered Carter's costume last night. He's dying to get it!)

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I love this idea...looks like you guys will have a great October!