I know I sound like a broken record, but I’ll just say it one more time – we had one heck of an amazing summer. But now that my puffy vest has come out of the closet, pumpkin muffins have been baked, and a half-empty jug of apple cider sits in my fridge, I can happily say that I am fully embracing fall’s arrival. We are looking forward to apple picking, bundling up for breezy walks around the lake, candy and costumes, and of course the arrival of our newest family member.
Fall is probably my favorite time of year. It contains so many of the things I love, and for whatever reason also seems to be the season that I tend to have babies. (So far!) But in Seattle, like so many other places, fall also brings a turn in weather that leads to many long months of days spent indoors with restless children.
The first fall and winter I spent with Cullen, he was a newborn and I was happy to hunker down inside and hibernate as we got to know each other. Last year was another story. I was restless, irritable, and completely drained by trying to entertain a one-year-old in a space that wasn’t well equipped, and without enough tools and resources. This year, I’m hoping things will be different. Live and learn, right?
Here are a few of the ways we’re looking ahead toward the indoor season and doing our best to get ready!