Fall is my favorite season, hands down. Maybe it’s because I’m a November baby. Not sure. I’ve just always loved fall flavors, the crisp cool air and the excitement around the holiday season for as long as I can remember. Ever since high school I’ve been responsible for baking the apple pies for Thanksgiving, and it’s something I so look forward to every year. That said, every year I try to block our calendar one weekend to head out apple picking because it has become our favorite fall activity.
We visited Cider Hill Family Orchard which was just 20 minutes away and offered a bunch of different activities: apple & pumpkin picking, music and homemade baked goods. Unfortunately, the temps were back in the 80s that day with some serious humidity, so I wasn’t able to wear what I was originally planning. The ideal apple picking outfit would be jeans (non-maternity option), either sneakers or booties, with a knit tee and cardigan. For something a little different, you could also wear a sweater dress and knee high boots or Hunters. I got pretty close to my original outfit, wearing one of my favorite styles from last year. But of course I was still sweating, lol. Note: pregnancy hot flashes are REAL. We’re really just starting the fall season here, so I’d like to try and go again and hopefully wear some true fall styles. It’s such a fun activity to get in the fall spirit and spend a day outdoors!
We got a whole bunch of little apples, so I’m hoping to make some cinnamon bread and an apple crisp this weekend. Check out my Pinterest board for some more fall recipes and other inspiration. (I still use Pinterest for all types of inspiration, so I’m constantly pinning new things!)
This year, all I could think about while we were there was how excited I am to do this next year with our daughter. It’s something I will definitely cherish while she’s younger. And of course, there will be cute outfits and tons of pictures! Something I’m really looking forward to.
What’s your favorite activity to do during the fall season? For those KCMO folks, any other fall activity recommendations?