I love November. It’s the beginning of the holiday season. Everything gets a little cozier. We turn the heat on more often and I snuggle up with a blanket and hot drink to stay warmer. But before I get too much into November, I want to share our October. We spent so much time outside before the rainy days came along. So much wonderfulness to share.
I captured this picture on the first of October. A rare moment I got Hunter to wear a beanie on a cooler morning, then he posed like a champ for a picture. He’s such a cool kid.
Their hand holding melts my heart.
We explored a new to us park near our house and had way too much fun throwing rocks into the stream.
Peanut butter swirl brownies. Go make them and come back and thank me! Recipe –> here.
This baby is ready for #flexfriday. 😉 We had our 20 week ultrasound and got to see this little squish for a full hour. So wonderful. Read more about the halfway point through this pregnancy here.
Ya know when you’re trying to make food and the kids are hungry and loud but you don’t want to give them a snack right before they’re going to eat a meal? This has been my solution lately: water play on the kitchen floor. They both end up soaked and I get a free mopping of the floor. Worth every ounce of water spilled.
Everything turns into some kind of shooter.
We had a new window installed in Hunter’s room and dirt had to be dug out so they could cut into the wall. Now we have an awesome dirt pile and it’s one of Hunter’s favorite places to play.
These cream cheese cucumber bites are so refreshing and delicious. Try em out. Recipe –> here.
Twinning with my girl. Photo taken by Hunter. 22 weeks pregnant and the bump keeps popping more and more each day.
Hunter has pretty much stopped napping. It kind of started in September but now he’s lucky if he naps once or twice a week. And I’m okay with it (I wasn’t at first). Normally he still has quiet reading time in his room, but sometimes, we chill on the couch and drink tea. And snuggle. And he helps me remember to slow down a bit more and soak all this wonderfulness in.
We were away from our house halloween evening so we took some treats to our neighbor kids the day before. I love how fun these little ‘pumpkins’ turned out. A little chocolate treat with some goodness too.
And to finish out the month: Hansel and Gretel. THE cutest. The lederhosen were Jacob’s as a child, and I sewed Zoe’s brown linen dress (geranium dress pattern) and white eyelet apron (which was made from an old shirt of mine). The headband she’s wearing was actually a ribbon I used to wear in my own hair, sized down for her. Halloween was such a blast with friends. We trick or treated in the heavy rainy. So very PNW of us.
How was your Halloween? Any fun highlights from October to share?
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