Hello, October!

Another weekend, come & gone, and here we are in October!!!!  If only the weather would get the memo … 😉  It’s been a little warmer than we would prefer, and less than fall-like here, but we are making the most of it and trying to remember that in a few months, we will be begging for these kinds of activities back.

September was a busy month for us.  We all had to adjust to a completely new schedule with both Waverly & me back to school, but so far, so good!!!  Waverly LOVES school so much, we are back to the evening theatrics of her playing teacher and pretending all of her dolls are her students, it’s just my favorite to listen to.  I still can’t believe she will be in kindergarten next year at this time, the plan is for her to go to school where I teach, just thinking about her there with me next year just gets me so, so excited!!!  I think that will make the reality that she is actually old enough for all of that much easier.
We also started back to dance.  Also known as my workout for the week, since I have to figure out how to keep Avalon from breaking into the ballet & tap room, she is literally dying to hang with the big girls.  She would totally start right now if she could, she wants to do anything & everything Waverly does (both the good and the bad), and big sister wants to teach her all of it.  This week Waverly decided they were going to share a room, begged me for hours to let her paint it and transfer Avalon’s crib in there, made a list of the toys she thought her sister would like to move in with her, and then had a complete meltdown when I wouldn’t let it actually happen.  Never a dull moment!

Waverly’s Dress
Hope you all had the most amazing weekend and HAPPIEST OCTOBER!


  1. October 3, 2016 / 10:33 am

    What a blast!! I love the girl's happy faces in all the photos.

  2. October 3, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    These pictures are absolutely adorable!! Looks like so much fun on the beach!

  3. October 3, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    They are so adorable 🙂

  4. October 3, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    We are totally missing out on the Fall weather, too! But, if you can't have those temps the beach is a pretty stellar consolation!!

  5. October 3, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Happy October!!!! Our weather still hasn't really gotten the memo either(our a/c is currently running. blech!) but hopefully soon!

  6. October 4, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Love all the pics! Gahhhh they are the sweetest! Bless you for even taking A to dance haha. I can't even walk into dance with Crew. Pretty sure he would break walls being in there. lol!

  7. October 4, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    I love your girls. And those little donut pictures? I can't even. I can hardly believe Waverly is that close to kindergarten! Where does time go?! So glad you're loving your new schedule and adjusting to all the things Fall is bringing.

  8. October 5, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    Happy October! Your girls are so stylish…even at the beach!

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Hello, October!

It’s so crazy hard to believe that October is here, but we are embracing it.  And excited for it.  It is little miss Avalon Elle’s first Halloween and it just warms my holiday-loving heart to think about celebrating with her and for the first time as a family of four.

Avalon’s Dress From Gap, No Longer Available Online – Avalon’s Bow – My Flats
I feel like I’m usually more on top of my holiday game by this point, like I’m pretty sure Waverly’s costume was already done & hung in her closet by this time last year, but I guess that’s what happens when the amount of children you have doubles. 😉  I am finally getting together details for the girls Halloween costumes this week & am so excited to see them come together, yet probably should have taken the easier route and listened to Waverly when I asked her what she wanted to be and she said, “purple”.

So our fall bucket list!  Despite it not really feeling like fall yet, another round of sicknesses being passed around the house, & the girls naps not overlapping in weeks (someone teach me your ways on that one!), we have been busy.  And having so much fun!  We took the girls on a hike, most people would probably call it a long walk, but there were lots of trees & we were in the woods, so I’m going with the hike thing.  It just sounds so much better, right?!

We have also been watching college football every Saturday, if you haven’t caught it before we are BIG Alabama fans – ROLL TIDE! 🙂 They haven’t had the best start to the season but we are holding strong, my dad promised he would buy the girls some new headbands if they won so it’s safe to say we are cheering extra hard.

I also threw all good judgement out the window & let Waverly paint a pumpkin in our family room since it was raining outside.  She is all about painting and crafts these days, especially if they involve her “favorite color in the whole wide world, purple”, so she had the best time.  After about twenty minutes the entire pumpkin was covered, along with her & the mat, I wanted to freak out about how I was going to clean up the disaster while holding Avalon but couldn’t when she looked up & said, “mommy, is it the most beautiful pun-kin patch you have ever seen?”  Absolutely.

Waverly’s Leotard (Similar)

Next up on the list is obviously a trip to the pumpkin patch, which we are hoping to do sometime very soon if the weather cooperates!  Hoping to share pictures soon, and of course, wishing you all the happiest of Octobers with your sweet families!  XO


  1. October 1, 2015 / 1:15 pm

    So cute!! Avalon's smile in that second picture–melt my heart!!

  2. October 1, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    She's the sweetest painting that pumpkin in her favorite color in the whole world!!! LOVE IT! And that dress…I got the same one for Louise and cannot wait to throw it on her! I think I have 31 Halloween outfits for her, so I should be set for the month. 😉

  3. October 1, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    You are one sweet mama, giving Waverly paint in the middle of the living room! haha I know she loved it too. Avalon's smile is just precious!

  4. October 1, 2015 / 3:30 pm

    I'm fresking out about the boys' costumes too!!! Finn is so much bigger than Liam was, so I think he will wear Liam's costume from when he was one, but I still need to make Liam's this year and I already feel crunched for time!

  5. October 1, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    your girls are the cutest in the world, I love all about seasons, here in Venezuela we don't have seasons, so I always love living the season through your Blogs!!! thanks for sharing!1http://upanddowninvenezuela.blogspot.com/

  6. October 1, 2015 / 4:03 pm

    You seem on it to me if youre already decorated pumpkins! Color me impressed 🙂 And lets be easy on ourselves, it IS only the first of October, plenty of time to shop for costumes (unless you make your own. That is a skill I don't have.)

  7. October 1, 2015 / 4:56 pm

    So fun you let her paint in the living room. Both girls look so sweet and cute in their outfits!

  8. October 1, 2015 / 5:39 pm

    Oh my goodness. Avalon's face in that second picture! So cute. You can tell she's excited for fall and for Halloween!
    I want to let Mason paint a pumpkin too but you are far braver than me letting her paint on the carpet! But seriously it all makes it worth it when she looks up at you and asks if its the cutest pumpkin ever. So sweet!

  9. October 1, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    Happy October! You are one amazing and brave mama to let her paint her pumpkin inside! Hopefully she used washable paint ;).

  10. October 1, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    Omg! Waverly's sweet comment about her pumpkin melts my heart! And avalons smile is too cute!! I'm so excited for Halloween too.

  11. October 1, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    Your girls are the CUTEST!!!! Gah! And I love that she wanted to paint her pumpkin purple. Adorable.

  12. October 1, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    Abigail's favorite color ever is still purple. Her and wave are right on the same page there!

  13. October 2, 2015 / 2:05 am

    Waverly looks like she is having fun painting that pumpkin! Enjoy your football game this weekend! 🙂

  14. October 2, 2015 / 2:38 am

    Love your sweet family! I have a feeling your spunky Waverly and my Caleb would get along so well – she reminds me of him with all of her energy, sweetness and precociousness! Happy Friday Eve!

  15. October 2, 2015 / 11:03 am

    I am so behind on my Halloween costume game. I know I had everything ready for Marcus by this time last year. Now? Not even a little bit close.
    Waverly's pun-kin comment is about the sweetest, most hilarious thing ever!

  16. October 2, 2015 / 11:14 am

    Happy Friday! Sometimes rainy days maked us do crazy things. Lol! Although it sounds like Waverly sure enjoyed it!

  17. October 3, 2015 / 4:49 am

    Getting all the kids to nap on the same schedule is super hard. As a nanny of four children plus my own sweet Ellie, I am able to get them to overly about 90% of the time. While I really only have control over Ellie and her schedule, I have found that once you know the older child's schedule you can usually count that they will always be sleeping at some point between 11:30am and 3:00pm. For the little ones (I nanny a 7 month old) our naps overlap better if he gets up super early so his morning nap happens at 8:30 and then he's ready for his second nap around 11:30 or 12:30 and that will usually give me at least an hour!! Kids are moldable and trainable you just have to stay strong and learn to read their cues. If all else fails waking them up 30 minutes earlier than normal usually does the trick!!

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