Here we are a week into November and I'm still stuck in October apparently. But seriously, where did the month go? It seems that life with two kids makes time go by so much more quickly than it used to and the holidays will be here before we know it! We're already less than three weeks to Thanksgiving... what is that about??? Crazy.
So here's quick recap of the rest of our month:
One of my favorite outings of the year is the pumpkin patch. Most of the photos from the day ended up on Josh's iPhone, so I don't have too many. I spent most of the outing sitting on a bench feeding Lilly, but Jake and Daddy had a blast running around. The giant slide was a huge hit, but he probably liked the hay ride the most. He is very much into tractors right now, so being pulled by one was the highlight of his year. We have a country boy on our hands, folks!
We've had the pleasure of seeing Mindy, Michael, and Adam just about every weekend, too. The weekend before Halloween we decided to put them both in their cute costumes and snap some photos. Adam loved running around in his frog costume, but my son had to be
bribed distracted with videos on the iPhone. As you can see, we got him in the costume, got him outside, snapped one decent photo of the two of them), and then a meltdown ensued. Yep, as you can see in the pictures, dinosaurs (or "crock's as Jake says) throw pretty impressive temper tantrums, too... complete with the classic falling to the ground and rolling around. And my son can manage that with a tail!
After this, we were a little nervous that Halloween night would not go so well, but he surprisingly cooperated nicely! The iPhone trick still worked to get him in his crocko suit and then we quickly rushed him outside. What really saved the night was my old pumpkin bucket, which I have passed down for him to use. He loved carrying the bucket around and ran around our yard and driveway with it. He was a bit leery when we walked him across the street to the neighbor's house, but caught on pretty quickly. They held out a bowl of candy and after realizing he could take one, he reached back in and ended up with about four more pieces! After the second house, however, he had it down pat. He walked pretty much the whole time as
Lilly Minnie Mouse snoozed in the stroller. He was really thrown off by the families who would sit at the end of their driveway or front walk. He'd march right past them and insist on going to the front door! He even tried to go into one of the houses, which was cute. Once we got home we gave him a tootsie roll pop, fully expecting him to only eat a little bit. Apparently it was a hit because he pounded that thing! If you want to know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop, Jake would know the answer!
As for Lil, she spent the rest of the month being sweet and getting cuter by the day. We are seriously blessed... she is still such a great sleeper and has a mellow, smiley disposition and I fall more and more in love with her every day. She's gotten lots of love from everyone in the family, too, and she doesn't seem to mind too much. Being cuddled is her favorite past time!
So another month has come and gone... time just needs to slow down! I have one more catch-up post to do and then it's onto November, complete with yummy food, colder weather, and Black Friday- my favorite! It's definitely beginning to feel like the most wonderful time of the year!