McAdams tradition: Go on a nice, long hike the first day of fall.
September 22nd brings joyful sounds of my boys and I walking through the trails in our backyard. My husband and I started this tradition when we were dating and continued it with our two boys. It's one of my favorite days of the year... besides when they go back to school but that's a post for another day...
My two boys absolutely love the outdoors - especially when it comes to hiking. It's a great way to keep them out of the house and playing video games all day, and it's also a great way to tire them out. During summer vacation, it is almost impossible to have them sit down for dinner at the house. Can't say I'm complaining one bit - it's definitely a plus when my husband and I are extremely active. Having kids has not slowed us down a bit, and it makes us still feel young as "late twenty-somethings."
We are truly blessed.