A new month means a new set of goals. We got a lot of things done in August, but didn't get everything on our list done. So I'm carrying some things over to September and getting started on my list below. I've been doing a good job of incorporating better routines into our days - reading for fun, healthy habits, playing outside and planning our back to school schedules so these are the bigger things we're hoping to accomplish this month.
September To Do List:
1. Decorate for Fall and purge Fall decor.
I put pumpkin and leaves out in September, add in Halloween things for October and swap the Halloween things for turkeys in November. The pumpkins stay out all three months to make decorating easier.
2. Kid Bedrooms.
We are making good progress with organizing their things so now we just need to get things hung on the walls and curtains hung in both rooms.
3. Hang pictures.
I have visions of gallery walls, chalkboards and all of our other pictures/art hung, but I need some help. Kevin is going to be helping me with this one.
4. Back to School routines for our preschool type activities.
Story time, Music Makers, Art, field trips, play dates and fun with our friends. Pull out our letter activities, puzzles, songs, and flashcards.
I got several appointments done in August and need to schedule a dentist appointment and eye appointment this month.
Load up the double stroller and walk most days of the week. The kids love it and it's good for all of us.
7. Swap out processed foods for fruits and veggies.
Make better choices when eating and snacking. This is especially important because I'm noticing that Olive wants to snack on whatever I'm snacking on candy or carrots. This will means frequent trips to Sams to stock up on healthy things.
Watch a lot of football as a family. Invite people over to watch football. Fix football food. Introduce Fletcher to football and help Olive learn those last few lines of the Notre Dame fight song. Try a few new recipes.
9. Do some serious work in our bonus room.
Finish unpacking, move things to the garage and reorganize the things that are currently filling our bonus room. We'd eventually love to have an office space, storage space and craft space in this room, but it just looks like a storage unit right now.
10. Window Treatments.
We're making progress in this area, but aren't done. We need to measure, order blinds, curtains and get them hung for the remaining areas.
Are we working on any of the same things?
What are your goals for September?