Saturday morning, facing a long day alone with two restless kids and nothing planned, I saw this fall to-do leaf list. FANTASTIC!!! I didn't care one hoot that it was still ridiculously hot out for September. I was claiming fall. The girls and I got together and spent the morning making a fall tree and coming up with all sorts of fun activities we wanted to do over the next couple of months. Here's the tree:
Thankfully, we had a ton of paper bags left over from our cave project. I found a leaf template we liked online, then we all went to work tracing and cutting out construction paper leaves. That ate up a nice chunk of the morning. Awesome!!!
As we thought up new activity ideas throughout the day, I would write them on a new leaf and hand it over to a kid to put up on the tree. The only problem we have is keeping the tree stuck to the wall. I need to get more sticky tack, but I'm not a huge fan of the stuff. The scotch tape doesn't peel the paint, but it doesn't stick very well either. At least not to our wall. That could also be partially the humidity's fault.
And oh yes, that says we will be making new crab and bug habitats. We need a home for the new bug zoo Ella's creating, so they will live in the hermit crab cage, and the crabs will be moving up to the East Side to a deluxe tank courtesy of Ella's birthday money. I never ever thought I would have something like that in my plans. And yet, there it is.
We finished all the leaves over the weekend, and - wouldn't you know it - Monday morning brought cool weather! Fall is my all time favorite season. After what is essentially a six-month summer down here, fall is a welcome change. And just in time. Like I said, if you build it, it will come. . .