By Angie Fair

Fall is my favorite time of year, the weather changes, leaves turn beautiful colors, football season is in swing, outdoor activities with the kids, school is back in session, and new routines begin.

This fall is special for me, as I now have two kids in school (kindergarten and second grade) and only one home (2½ years old). We are going through a bit of a learning curve in our household with getting two kids up and out the door for school, homework, sports, etc. Now I have plenty of time to spend with my youngest doing things we haven’t done during the busy summer months. Just this week we have played blocks, painted, and read books. He really loves his mommy time, and, at the same time, he is eagerly waiting for the school bus each afternoon!

In the coming weeks, I am looking forward to a combination of fall activities: plenty of football playing and watching, playing in fallen leaves, and a trip to the cider mill to get apples and pumpkins! I hope all of you enjoy this season as much as I do and be sure to capture the memories with photographs for us all to cherish in years to come! Here are a couple of things you can do with your kids this fall season as you enjoy your family and the creation God created for you!

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1 tube Crescent rolls
1 Slice apple per triangle
1 Tbsp. Melted Butter
Cinnamon & sugar

Preheat Oven to 350˚

1. Roll out the dough on a greased cookie sheet, brush with butter and sprinkle Brown Sugar and Cinnamon in individual pieces of dough.

2. Roll up an apple slice in the dough forming a crescent, brush with melted butter and top with cinnamon. Repeat for others.

3. Bake for 12-15 Mins at 350˚.

4. Remove from Oven, filling will be hot! Serve alone or with a dollop of Vanilla Ice Cream.

Leafy Lookers

Though we’ll pretty much always find any excuse to make finger puppets or use googly eyes, these leaf people puppets featured on Make and Takes were just too cute not to share. Made using cardboard tubes, pipe cleaners, twigs, googly eyes, leaves, and fun extras such as buttons,bark and pebbles. These cool fall finger puppets will provide hours of entertainment — from collecting the natural accessories in the woods to actually playing with the completed puppets.


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