Halloween

October 31, 2017 | Welcome to the CHAOS of trying to get three little kids ready/out the door in chilly weather…between a runaway wagon and batteries rolling around from a dropped light-up pumpkin, we started out quite rough!  But after telling the bigger kids that they were going to have to walk to earn some candy, we were on our way.  E really loves trick-or-treating, so it was hard to keep up with her.  C wasn’t really into it, and after a block or two she was ready to head home for bed. B made it a long ways too, and preferred to point out/name all of the types of cars than to really think about the candy much.  Mom and Dad brought over pizza before we began, and I was that loser mom who carried a DSLR with external flash…who does that these days?!  But I cannot handle a sad night-photo by the iPhone…

And some cell-photos as well!

Pumpkin Carving

October 28, 2017 | We painted pumpkins last year, so I thought it would be good for E to see how carving a pumpkin goes for her 3rd Halloween! I had a feeling she’d love the goopy insides, and boy did she. She kept saying “EEEEEWWWW!” with a big smile on her face as she scooped out the seeds. I may have sliced open my thumb — side-note, we need better knives — but it was so much fun.

Cell phone pics of the goop, and a happy kid with her finished gourds… 🙂

Preschool Fall Fest

October 27, 2017 | We are discovering that there are a LOT of activities at E’s preschool, and the Fall Festival was a chance to put on a costume, play some games, and listen to Mr. Stinky Feet play silly songs! I found this lion costume at the consignment sale — since she’s way into the Lion King — so I drew some eyeliner on her face and we were off with our ROARING lion! She was super excited to see her cousin there, and they both went trunk-or-treating in the parking lot with gusto. What a blast!  Plus a ton of sugar to boot… 🙂

the Cider Mill

October 16, 2017 | Another Monday, another Fall tradition! Going to the Cider Mill on Mondays is the best because it’s basically empty. No lines, plenty of donuts that are still hot from the fryer, and delicious cider slushies! I’m passing my love of pumpkins on to E in a big way…much to D’s horror.  A busy day means a night of chillin’ and dinosaur bath time!

Pumpkin Hollow

October 9, 2017 | Monday with E’s in the Fall means as many pumpkin-oriented activities as I can schedule… 🙂 Pumpkin Hollow is definitely a favorite…I mean, horse carriage ride to the “patch” that is full of activities for the kids?! I think we were there for 4 hours that day? I had to drag her out to go eat lunch, but some of the phone-pics from this adventure are my favorites of her to date. She’s so fun and expressive!

Salty Shirt & Ponies

October 7, 2017 | When a former client sends you a toddler shirt from a growing company, you do a mini-shoot with said shirt for them…luckily E was a willing participant!

My Little Pony had a new movie come out, and reluctantly I purchased a character hoodie at a consignment sale. I may not be a huge fan, but I knew E would be!  So we put it on, and got ready for the show. The movie was a bit rough for the adults — when you’re used to Pixar/Disney anything else will just be that way — but E loved it.  She sat through the whole thing just smiling at the screen.