Family Friday- Baking Day

My boys are growing up so fast!  Matt, our youngest, turned 12 last week!  Yes, twelve!  Unbelievable!

As time goes by so quickly, I find that I have to be purposeful about finding activities and things to do with the boys for quality “mama/son” time.  There are so many external things vying for their attention at this age (friends, sports, technology and more).

So, today (and Monday) the boys are off of school for some type of EXTENDED Columbus day celebration…all week I have been thinking of things we could do together that would be fun.

Here is what is on the agenda (as well as prepare for Matt’s birthday party tomorrow, let Jared go on a haunted trail tour with his “girlfriend” and her family and visit with Jason on Sunday after church):

  • Decorate the house for fall/Halloween
  • Decorate pumpkins and gourds (carving, painting, crafting on the cute pumpkins- I will have to show after photos later)
  • Baking some fall yummies (pumpkin bread, butterscotch cookies, apple crumb cake and whatever else we feel like baking up)
  • Writing our Christmas wish lists
  • Walking the doggies while taking pictures of the gorgeous West Virginia fall foliage

What do you do with your kids for fun?  How do you stay connected as a family?  Join us for Family Fridays at Home Ever After.


  1. I bake with my two year old for fun or clean anytime I ask if she wants to helpme she will no matter what it is. I hope it stays that way!
    Family we watch movies and go to the park to play.

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  2. Have fun. Fall is so fun with all the cool decorations and things. enjoy your boys!

  3. Great list of things to get done. And a great reminder to me that I need to get busy, too. 🙂

  4. been saying “I’m gonna put the fall stuff up today.”

    Yeah, been saying that for about 3 weeks now. Maybe I can get it up before Thanksgiving??

  5. A friend of mine makes sure to have an agenda every weekend with her kid. Go to the zoo, attend a birthday, buy baby clothes together, and even do the groceries together. I guess it’s a matter of spending time to talk with your kids that she finds most important. And the one thing she makes sure to do everyday is to talk with her kid for at least an hour everyday before bedtime.


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