Happy first day of fall, everyone!
Fall looks a little different here in Hawaii than it does in much of the country. We spend more time sweeping up sand than raking up leaves, there aren’t any apple orchards to explore on the weekends (at least on Oahu) and the temperatures don’t quite dip low enough to justify wrapping up in cozy sweaters and scarfs. Yep, fall in Hawaii is definitely different but it’s exciting and special and I love it. So much so that I’m giving it a pet name this year (cause that’s what you do with things you love right?!) – falloha. Fall + aloha. Get it? 😉
^ “really, mom?!”
Falloha is definitely the busiest season for our little family. In the span of a few weeks we celebrate Alex’s birthday, our wedding anniversary and my birthday and then roll riiiiiight on into the holidays. This year, we will throw Simon’s arrival into the mix somewhere and I’m just a teensy tiny bit anxious about that.
Oh, and by teensy tiny, I mean extremely.
Of course, like any
good blogger fall fanatic, I had to put together a fall bucket list for our family:
|| IN THE KITCHEN ||
Make apple crisp, fall marshmallows, apple cider, pumpkin ravioli and try a new soup recipe.
|| AT HOME ||
Paint pumpkins, make corn husk dolls, watch a Halloween movie, do a fall kid craft.
|| OUT & ABOUT ||
Go on a hay ride, trick or treating, and to a football game. Bring donation to the local food bank. Visit the pumpkin patch.
Hopefully we will be able to cross everything off of our list this year!
What is your favorite fall tradition? You can follow along with our falloha adventures here and on Instagram.