One week down and our fall bucket list

We’ve all survived our first full week back at school! If you follow @NotJstBabyBrain on Instagram then you’ve seen our first day of school pictures, huge backpacks and all.

Starting grade 2 with a backpack that is almost as big as she is! ???? #ottawa #613 #yow #nofilter #backtoschool #firstdayofschool #grade2 #walk #walktoschool #student #bigkid #stillmybaby

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It’s my first day of the semester today! Nothing like a class on Dewey Decimal Classification at 8am ???? Loving my new @rareform bag from @countytshirts for hauling all my stuff in style! #ottawa #613 #yow #student #backtoschool #college #collegelife #wearthecounty #sendcoffee

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Another giant backpack, this time for the first day of senior kindergarten. She has been waiting all summer to use her @llbean backpack and lunch bag! #ottawa #yow #613 #firstdayofschool #walktoschool #walk #kindergarten #school

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I have to admit, I’m kind of enjoying getting back to a predictable routine, even if it is just a bunch of rushing around right now. I’m taking 3 classes (2 during the day, 1 at night), plus working on an exemption for a 4th and finishing a co-op placement. I’m also volunteering at my daughters’ school library, acting in my second year as a Sparks leader, and making running a priority. If all goes well, this will be my last semester and the new year will bring a job search – yikes!

For now, we’re focusing on all the fun that fall will bring. We’ve got a few ideas but I’d love to hear what you’re doing too!

  • Apple picking! We go every fall to Mountain Orchards and it is equally for the apples, the free activities for the kids, and their donuts!
  • Going to the pumpkin patch in October to pick out our Halloween pumpkins
  • Taking a double decker city bus…somewhere. The girls have been dying to do this for a very long time and somehow it never seems to come together over the summer. We’ll have to figure out somewhere to go!
  • There’s a new Reptiles special exhibition at the Museum of Nature starting October 7.
  • My big girl starts Brownies and my littler one starts Sparks, so we’ll have lots of activities around Girl Guides, particularly selling cookies!
  • I’d like to get in a few family bike rides while the weather is so lovely, before it gets cold and rainy.
  • There will definitely be a few visits with my new niece or nephew when she or he arrives!
  • I foresee some movie afternoons coming up. In fact, I’m hoping to watch Disney’s “The Jungle Book” this weekend (and once we do, I’ll post a review)!

14 Comments on One week down and our fall bucket list

  1. Carole Dube
    October 7, 2016 at 9:03 PM (1 year ago)

    Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful fall! We went to the Corn Maze a couple of weeks with my granddaughters, they have lots of children activities, a Pumpkin patch too. We had lots of fun.

  2. Wanda Tracey
    October 10, 2016 at 7:07 PM (1 year ago)

    Your sweet girls look so cute with their super cute backpacks on.We are enjoying this beautiful fall and just came back from the pumpkin patch with lots of pumpkins.

  3. Judy Cowan
    October 11, 2016 at 8:48 AM (1 year ago)

    Sounds like a busy fall for you. It has been a quiet one for us, no big plans. Love the Butterfly backpack!

  4. Renee Walters
    November 7, 2016 at 12:01 PM (1 year ago)

    Sounds like you guys are going to have a great time! I love this season! Nothing better than all the pumpkin stuff!

  5. Jessica C
    November 10, 2016 at 6:13 PM (1 year ago)

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun time in the last past months ! Very nice blog !! Loved reading.
    Have a great day !

  6. D Charte
    November 25, 2016 at 8:32 PM (12 months ago)

    I think it’s great to keep the kids busy and doing things that they will remember. Love the backpacks.

  7. Darlene Schuller
    December 3, 2016 at 8:22 AM (12 months ago)

    You guys have been having a blast! I think its crucial kids have tons of fun while they can.

  8. courtney hennagir
    December 3, 2016 at 11:55 PM (12 months ago)

    I love the pumpkin patch! I look forward to it all year.And you can’t go wrong with a snuggly movie day.

  9. Jesse
    December 9, 2016 at 9:27 AM (12 months ago)

    love little kids with big back packs!

  10. Darlene Schuller
    December 10, 2016 at 11:39 AM (12 months ago)

    Well sounds like fall was adventurous! THe pumpkin patch is so fun!

  11. Celia B
    December 12, 2016 at 7:16 AM (11 months ago)

    Hope your fall was as fun as you’d hoped! We did pumpkin picking and tons of leaf collecting ;)

  12. Judy Cowan
    December 13, 2016 at 11:33 AM (11 months ago)

    Sounds like you had a busy fall. We always love to go Apple Picking in the fall.

  13. Anne Taylor
    December 15, 2016 at 4:30 PM (11 months ago)

    Sounds like a wonderful fall full of activities!

  14. Tammy Horn
    December 18, 2016 at 11:50 AM (11 months ago)

    Sounds and looks like you have had a great fall. So many great things to do with family during the fall season.


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