October Around Here

Less than one week until Halloween and the end of the month, can you even believe it?!!  We have been so busy with school and work and soccer and dance and getting some projects done around the house, it literally feels like the weeks are flying by in the blink of an eye.  Thought I would share a little about our month so far, along with a few fall things we want to accomplish before November hits since as we all know, then it will suddenly be all things Christmas (!!!).

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!!!


  1. October 25, 2016 / 11:49 am

    Avalon's soccer watching outerwear is nicer than my every day outerwear! Haha. Too cute! But really… I would like that hat and vest in my size, please! 🙂

  2. October 25, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    I'm glad you guys survived the flu shots and the HFM situation. Sounds like a rough week for everyone involved! But you have some beautiful photos to show for it at least 🙂

  3. October 25, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    They are so sweet! I adore all of these pictures, friend. October looks good on you guys! 🙂

  4. October 25, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Aria is having a great time with all the extra candy. I told her it goes away after Halloween. Too many trunk or treats and early trick or treats.

  5. October 26, 2016 / 2:09 am

    I seriously can not believe that it is almost November! CRAZY! I love everything that y'all have been up. It looks like the best fall ever!

    I also can't wait to see handsome Avalon as a prince this Halloween. LOL!

  6. October 26, 2016 / 2:41 am

    Julia calls pumpkins "balls," too! It's seriously the most adorable thing I think I've ever heard.
    So sorry both the ladies had HFM. It's no fun, but thankfully it passes pretty quickly.
    YAY for trips home. Double yay when football is involved!

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