This Halloween was probably my favorite ever. It was the first time our three got to trick or treat together + also the first time we really got celebrate the holiday in our new neighborhood since last year Remie was still so little. We did our annual chili for the parents and pizza for the kids, the girls were so excited to have their little friend Lincoln come trick or treat with them and to have the grandparents come by to see their costumes!! We took our golf cart through the streets, had the beeeest weather for trick or treating we have ever had, and probably the highlight — watched little Remie Rue walk up to each house with a lollipop in one hand, and her hat + bucket in the other. It might have taken her forever to get to each house, but she did and it was seriously one of the cutest things I have ever seen in my life.
Some pictures I took of our Rockford Peaches a few days before Halloween, growing up in a baseball family this costume was just soooooo special to me!
Waverly loves sports (and was so excited to be the only kid in her class that knew who was playing in the World Series last week) and per usual, Avalon Elle was just in it for the candy. 🙂 Love these three so much + love these special moments with them!
PS! Also wanted to share a few photos from the weekend before, we dressed the girls up for the Boo Zoo + Halloween at the Aquarium. Waverly wanted to be a cheerleader, Avalon was happy to wear her baseball costume a couple more times, and I picked up a lion costume for Remerie because her hair color just reminds me of a little lion!!! I am honestly relieved to not have to dress them up anymore for a while, but it really is so freaking cute and I will miss these days SO MUCH when I cannot dress up my kids anymore.
Happy week ahead, hope your Halloween was the best ever! XO
Tomorrow October is halfway over, hooooow?!! Time is flying + as excited as I am for the holidays, I wish we could soak in this sweet season a little longer. Weekends full of the pumpkin patch, football, soups, and endlessly playing outside in the cooler weather — there is seriously nothing better!!
I am way late on a Fall Bucket List this year, but thought I would share what we are hoping to get into over the next few weeks ahead:
Smores + A Bonfire.
Fall Festivals at Both the Big Girls Schools.
Boo Zoo at our Local Zoo! Always a Favorite Day in the Fall!
Family Hike Before it Gets Too Cold.
Make + Deliver Treats for our Neighbors.
Pumpkin Carving Day.
Halloween Cookie Decorating.
And of course some photos, we have been to a few pumpkin patches + I have decided there is NOTHING CUTER than a baby who just learned to walk, teetering through a field of pumpkins. Remerie has been loving this so much (meanwhile the big girls ditched the pumpkins for the rides). 😉
Hope you + yours are enjoying all that is fall!!! Happy week ahead! XO
**Big girls outfits C/O Mi & Fi and Remerie’s overall worn by ALL THREE of our girls!!!
Happy FALL!!!! So excited for the next couple of months + to welcome some of our favorite traditions of the year, just hoping the weather gets the memo soon! Last weekend we kicked off all the fun by taking our big girls apple picking at the cutest little spot in Charlottesville, this is about a three hour drive for us but is totally worth it, we just love this sweet orchard SO MUCH! The view is the absolute best, they have tooooons of spots for picking + the best treats, including apple cider donuts + a brewery! Overall just the perfect place to spend a fall afternoon, the temps may not have felt like fall at all, but we made the most out of it and already cannot wait to go back next year.
We decided not to bring Remerie this time, she is not in a phase where she would enjoy a three hour car ride (which means neither would we!) + we thought it would be fun to be able to focus on just the big girls for a day. Also, we timed the trip with a JOJO CONCERT, a complete surprise for both Waverly + Avalon!!!! After we picked apples we told them that Jojo was in Charlottesville and that they were getting to see her in just an hour, this was such a fun surprise for them and definitely the highlight of our trip. My husband stayed back at the hotel 😉 and I took them, their little eyes were lit up the entire time and they danced the night away, way past their bedtimes and then we got ice cream afterwards.
When we left Waverly cried because I couldn’t get Jojo’s mom’s phone number for a playdate, while Avalon was also crying because she couldn’t hug her — you win some, you lose some, but I will seriously remember their first concert and our little weekend getaway forever + ever. I hope they will, too.
We are three weeks into the school year today, Waverly is in Second Grade + Avalon in PreK! So far it’s been a pretty easy transition, they are both returning to the same school as the year before, so lots of old friends, familiar faces + similar routines. I am so thankful for that, it is always such a bittersweet time of year!
They both love school, Waverly’s favorite subject is PE, she loves it almost as much as she loves picking out her outfits each night. 😉 She is always so energetic about everything, she wants to be involved in every activity + spirit day, and spends a lot of her evenings playing school with her dolls or sisters and teaching them everything she learned during the day. Avalon is always more shy about meeting teachers or new friends in class, but once she knows them, she LOVES them. Her favorite activities are movement + recess, and is already so good at writing her name and drawing us the sweetest little pictures after school (always with blue + green + orange, her very favorite colors).
I am never ever one to wish time away, but I am already getting excited to see both my big girls together at school next year. I know how much Waverly will take care of Avalon and how sweet it will be to have them at the same school together, for the first time.
And I have to mention little Remie Rue, who is with a new sitter, my mom + mother-in-law during the week while I am at school! She is super nervous with new people, and in perfect timing has been popping two new teeth at the same time — so it has definitely been the hardest transition of all three girls. But goodness I LOVE reuniting with her each afternoon. Before long she will be holding up her own school sign so I am just soaking in these sweet little baby days with her, even when they sometimes involve a lot of tears.
Happy new school year to my baby girls, we love you soooooo much + are so, so proud! XO