Happy Canadian Thanksgiving today! Made by Me Monday has been replaced with a reflective post, seeing as how I have a lot to be thankful for. Most of all, I am thankful for my family, and thought I would post a few photos of things we have been doing since the last family post. I’ll be posting a fall-related pattern altering tutorial tomorrow. And, I’m excited to be in the Skipper Top pattern tour on Wednesday. Be sure to follow Abby along the tour this week! (and not to leave out the “Made by Me” part of this post, you can check out links to Made by Me things through a few captions.)

Another fall has slowly been happening here in Southern Ontario. This year has been warm, so it has crept up and coloured the trees quietly, some orange, some yellow and some are still green. I’m sure the green ones are wanting to pretend (like I am) that winter isn’t on it’s way!

I look super-fun here – ha! I think I was trying not to fall off, it spins like a merry-go-round! (Chevron dress here)

Our “last day before school starts” day trip included a super-fun park. We put the kids from bed right into the car and gave them clue cards for the destinations along the way. My (super-gracious) husband stayed up to draw the cards after I told him my “brilliant” late-night idea! I am thankful that he goes along with so many of my last minute plans.

Old doors make great photo backgrounds! (Shirt here)

We took advantage of a windy afternoon to fly a kite together. Mary Poppins is a favorite movie in our house, so there was much singing on the way there… “Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest height….”.

With fall comes apple picking, and we are fortunate to have an abundance of farms in our area. We visited one with Grandma on a sunny Saturday a few weeks ago, and then got to go back this past weekend with cousins who are visiting for Thanksgiving.

This particular apple farm has expanded to include tons of kid-friendly activities. Pony rides, giant slides and a nature walk with rope swings, just to name a few!

The Turkey Tees I made last year for the kids still fit. If you live in the US or have some time this morning before a dinner tonight you can still make one for your kiddos!

Thanks for hanging out today, I hope you all have a wonderful week and I hope I’ll see you again tomorrow!