This week we had Waverly’s holiday party at dance class. Since the end of summer she has been asking to be a princess for Halloween, and since that didn’t quite go with my plan for our family costume this year, I made a deal with her that we would pick a “perfect princess dress” for her to wear the week before and then she would go along with us for the actual holiday. We went and picked one a couple weeks ago, it’s been hanging in her room ready, and then with one hour to spare before dance, she decided she didn’t like it. I could write an entire post about the wardrobe problems we have lately, the struggle is real. So a cat costume it was, paired with Avalon as a ghost, which was Waverly’s when she was one! 🙂 We have a couple more costume parties this weekend so I’m hoping she gets some wear out of it then, and of course, can’t wait to share our family costume next week!!
I also have some pictures from our trip to the farm a couple weeks back, I say it all the time, but our dream is to move to a farm one day (and shop online), so activities like these are my very favorite. Funny enough, both girls preferred shucking corn above anything else there, so I think one day they will fit in somewhere like this just fine.
It’s been so much fun to have Avalon more involved with everything this year, she calls pumpkins “balls” and loves them, yet not even close to how much she loves all the extra candy we have around the house for the holiday. Every time I turn the corner she has broken into the pantry and is eating lollipops with the wrappers still on them, hiding in the corner of the room. 😉 Waverly just can’t wait to trick or treat, I am so excited that I have finally talked her into our family costume, as long as I promised that the week before she could be “a princess with Avalon as her handsome prince”.
Both girls were sick last week with hand, foot & mouth disease, which apparently is way less serious than it sounds. Luckily they had a very mild case and it came and went pretty quickly! They also both got flu shots the same day (along with Avalon’s 15 month shots), the biggest shout-out to my fellow mamas who are on shot duty while daddy gets to be at work. I can’t decide what is worse, the one-year old who is happy as can be not knowing what is coming to her, or the four-year old who is old enough to understand and even though you bribed her with ice cream afterwards, is crying before her head hits the table.
Last weekend, I took a trip with my family to Alabama, and left both girls home with my husband! I was so, so excited for this and also all kinds of sad about it, I think it’s even harder to do things like that when you are a working mom because you feel the guilt more than ever. They did great though, we face-timed pretty much all weekend and they had the best time with daddy. We went to an Alabama football game, we have grown up Bama fans and have been on a group text message cheering Alabama on every football Saturday for years now, so it was so amazing & surreal to be able to see it in person. I came home feeling so rejuvenated as a mom and ready to squeeze them tighter than ever before. I would love to bring them back to see a game of their own one day!
Some of the girls favorite fall activities so far have been the halloween candy haunted house, smores, of course the pumpkin patches, and a trip to the farm for a hayride! Hoping to make some caramel apples this week and carve the pumpkins we have picked out, I think Avalon may still be small enough to fit in one! 🙂
Hope your October has been warm, cozy, and wonderful!!!
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Avalon is such a little character, so funny and so, so sweet! She loves anything with wheels (which daddy loves!) but is also very girly. Her obsession with shoes is at an all-time high, she cherishes her baby dolls, and tries to steal purses from her big sister anytime she is not looking. Her favorite thing right now is probably being read to, she spends most of our afternoons picking up one book after another, then coming to sit in my lap to read one page at a time before bolting and then coming back to do it all over again. 😉 She is very cuddly and affectionate, but also always on the go, she’s a climber with no fear and very much into everything. She can wreck a room in about two minutes flat! She says a lot more these days and also loves to imitate things we do, like waving bye or saying “shhh” to her favorite baby dolls. When Waverly is randomly upstairs or I’m having alone time with Avalon, I realize how much she can actually say (because she can fit a word in!). Some of her go-to’s are dada, mama, sis, cheese, & please.
She adores Waverly and no one can make her laugh harder, but at the same time, Waverly can easily make her more mad than anyone else can. She definitely holds her own these days and their relationship can be trying at times, but I’m always reminded just a few minutes later when they are laughing and hugging that sisterhood really is the most beautiful thing.
I’ve been hearing how much the girls look alike more than ever lately, but I really don’t see it that much. Avalon looks so much like my husband to me! Those chubby cheeks are my absolute favorite, I could just eat her right up!!!! Life is just so much better with her in it.