October was a fun month full of lots of fall/Halloween activities! Jayde had a great cheering section at her last volleyball game!
We enjoyed a nice Sunday afternoon Ranger ride, and stopped to throw rocks off a bridge…I don’t know why but every time my kids get near a bridge I freak out and it totally takes the fun out of it for me (and probably them too, because I’m constantly saying “Be careful, don’t get too close to the bridge, you could fall into the water, …). My stomach feels all of the roller coaster feelings whenever anyone I know gets within 10 feet of a bridge!
We celebrated with ice cream after good parent teacher conference reports for the girls.
Joe and I spent a weekend in Kansas City for our anniversary (I apparently was having so much fun that I failed to take pictures – or maybe it’s just that Joe isn’t as cooperative of a subject as the kids are:) During that time, we welcomed my sweet new niece into the world. The kids got to visit her that weekend, and we’re all in love!
On our actual anniversary, we went out with some friends for dinner and small town bar hopping – the best kind of night!
Ashton got to trick or treat multiple times at school/daycare, and then we all went to the trunk or treat event at Ashton’s school the Sunday before Halloween.
The night before Halloween, we carved pumpkins.
On Halloween, we met some friends for trick or treating – it was REALLY cold, but it didn’t seem to slow the kids down.
Ashton has been able to spend two weekends helping with harvest (one weekend with Joe’s parents, and then on Saturday he got to help my dad). The kid looks forward to this every year, and will spend the entire day in the tractor/combine happily! I love that he loves it, because harvest is my favorite time of year too:)
We got to spend Saturday evening watching my niece/nephew and loved every minute of it!
Whew…as I look back through October I realize it’s been a fun month! Lots of holiday fun coming up this month too I’m sure!