The top 5 ways to tell it's autumn (at least at my house):
#5 - five permission slips for field trips to the pumpkin patch come home from school in the same week.
#4 - The pie pans call out from the cabinet... "take us out, use us".
#3 - My husband hauls up the crates with snow suites, hats, gloves and boots. I get to find gear that fits everyone, boots that are for a left and a right foot and then find a place to keep it out of the way until needed. **we are talking 7 snow suites, 14 boots, 14 gloves, 7 hats and that's just for the kids.
#2 - My fingers begin to itch and tingle telling me that I need to park my butt and work on stitching projects.
#1 - The critters start duking it out to determine who gets to sit on my lap and who just gets to sit against me. Man I love Autumn!