When you think of fall, what immediately comes to mind? I hear the sound of the wind rustling through beautiful leaves, I see football parties and I smell the sweet aroma of apples baking in the oven. Apples are such a big part of the fall, aren’t they? I’m excited to share this collection of awesome apple themed posts from many outstanding members of the Social Fabric community. I know you’ll enjoy looking through the recipes, activities, crafts and more – all things that incorporate apples! I hope you and your family will create wonderful new memories this season!
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The other day, I was preparing our kids’ old items for a consignment sale. As I sorted through things that we don’t use anymore, my eyes landed on our old diaper bag. We recently became a diaper-free household and simplified our go-bag with tissues, bandages, and a fresh outfit for each child. It’s time for our beloved diaper bag to go to a new family. Emptying its contents was like being transported to a different life. With each item, I was taken to different hospital rooms and medical offices.
When my son was an infant and toddler, he would often scream in the car. On long car rides we desperately asked ourselves, “Why is he doing this to us?” We didn’t know our son had autism. After his diagnosis, we purchased noise-reducing headphones for him. He reached for them in the car one day and I knew: all those times he screamed in the car, he was not being naughty or trying to torture us. The highway noise was too loud for him and he was uncomfortable.
It is the most wonderful time of the year! Football, falling leaves, apples, pumpkin, comfortable sweatshirts, boots, jeans…I just love ALL THE THINGS about fall. My kids are picking up that excitement this year. What’s quintessentially fall? Apples! We had fun with this apple stamping sensory activity.
I want to experience just one day with the same carefree wonder as a child.
Here’s my daughter at soccer practice last week. Her entire team is in the middle of stretching and drills, but she doesn’t care. In that moment, more than anything, she wanted to plop down on the grass and swing her legs around in the air. Does she care? Nope. Does she notice? Nope.
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Do you spend the entire off-season counting down to the start of football season? Living in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is like football fan heaven. We’re immersed in football year round. The team is invested in the community and the people support their team with unprecedented passion. Stocking up for Game Day means different things for Hubster and me. He is focused on the beverages and food.