One of the best things about having a ‘proper’ toddler is that they get to fully experience occasions, attractions and seasons. Last Autumn and Winter Luisa was 1.5 or so, she was walking and starting to chat more but she couldn’t really join in thing properly. Don’t get me wrong I wasn’t wishing away the baby days but it is so exciting to be able to look forward to all the season fun with my little friend this year.



I’m having a bit of trouble with writers block right now so i’m taking part in a ‘blogtober’ challenge where I’m going to write, most days, to a prompt. Todays prompt is ‘date’. If you know me at all you’ll know i’m not about to write anything romantic so here we are with a tenuous link to the calendar aspect and a toddlers Autumn to-do list.


  1. Collect leaves, twigs, conker and acorns for a collage
  2. Bake gingerbread men
  3. Carve a pumpkin
  4. Have a spooky bath with glow sticks
  5. Go to a fancy dress party
  6. Make leaf rubbings
  7. A family photoshoot (which I still need to book!)
  8. Bake apple pie
  9. Go to a firework display
  10. A sensory game with orange jelly
  11. Go on the Gruffalo Trail
  12. Visit a pumpkin patch
  13. Make spooky slime
  14. Crunch in the orange leaves
  15. Make a firework picture



I think 15 things is plenty to be getting on with, especially given that we’re going to Nottingham for a few days in the middle of the month! Luisa is such an outdoor child so I know she’s just going to love this time of year. Do you have any Autumnal or Halloween family traditions?