Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Happenings

It's hard to believe that the month of October is pretty much gone. Maybe it's from all my years working retail, but for me, after Halloween is over, it's Christmastime. I can remember working at the mall the week of Halloween and the back rooms of the stores I worked out were unboxing Christmas trees and all the trimmings to transform the store into a Christmas wonderland. For the record, I'm not one of those people who completely ignores the holiday in between, but I do tend to get panicky if I haven't started my Christmas shopping and preparations by the first few weeks in November.
My favorite time of year (Oct-Dec) goes by so fast and all I want to do is just savor the days. Here is a little peak at what we've been up to this fall!

Right before Cameron started school, we took a family vacation to Orlando. We had a great time, but BOY was it so hot- someday when we go back, we will pick a month other than August!

Jon and I are lucky to be able to go out on regular date nights, but it's also such a treat to be able to go on "family" dates. It may be just going to the pizza joint down the road, but the kids think it's so fun to come on "dates" with us. 

"Street art" by Cameron

I'm not sure what it is, but 99% of the time I pull out my camera to take a picture of my kids, they look directly AWAY from the camera the second I tell them to smile. Drives. me. batty. 

Our annual trek to the Kansas State Fair!

My bestie from college just got married and I was honored to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. It was such a beautiful wedding and amazing day!

Cameron has been absolutely loving school this year. A few weeks ago, he was star-of-the-week and among special privileges, he got to take his class pet, "mousie" home for the weekend. Behind him, you can see a snippet of a project we did- installing a flagstone path on the side of our house. I don't have a great picture of it now, but will share one soon! 

We love spending our Saturday mornings with Grandma. Here Cameron was trying to get her to ride scooters with him!

One of the reasons I love the holidays so much is that there are so many fun crafts to be made. In lieu of a fall wreath this year, Cameron and I made a little paper garland for the front door!

Yesterday we (along with about 25 people from our family) went to the pumpkin patch! Afterward, we hosted them all at our house for a chili feed, s'mores, and lots of fall treats. 

This picture needs a bit of work, but I love it. 

Kylie. And all her blonde hair. 
Also, she is so, so tall. Per our growth chart, she is already 3 inches taller than Cameron was on his 3rd birthday, and she doesn't turn 3 until January! 

I love my little family so much. 

Thanks for reading- I hope everyone is enjoying the fall season!


fifth house on the left | family blog said...

good to see you back blogging! such a beautiful family! those babies have grown SO much. happy fall!

Brooke said...

Looks like you all are having tons of fun! Question, where is the rug from at your front door? Love it!



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