We try to find special and magical things to do with each season. In the spring, we usually visit with our large extended families at Easter around good food. We like visiting the farms and zoos nearby to see all the baby animals that come with the spring season.
Almost every summer weekend, we head to the cottage, a lake house which holds dear memories of Ryan’s childhood. Caleb loves playing with trucks on the large sandpile, jumping off the dock, and exploring the neighborhood with Papa (Ryan’s dad) in the golf cart. Even when we are at home, we try to spend much of our time outdoors during the summer months, usually with bonfires and scooter rides around the neighborhood.
In the fall, it’s a priority to pick apples to make apple crisp and applesauce. We love checking out the local orchards and farms for fresh cider and donuts. Since our house is surrounded by so many trees, we always have a stack of leaves nearby ready for jumping.
In the winter, we try to keep our home cozy with a fire in the woodstove on our back porch and lots of hot cocoa fixings in the pantry. We take lots of trips to the museums, have more playdates with close friends, and like to bundle up for peaceful snow-covered walks in the park. The Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons are also preceded by family birthdays, so we do a lot of celebrating and eating with our families in November and December. We cannot wait to bring another child into these joyful celebrations.