I can't believe how fast October flew by! It's now gone with the wind. Literally. The wind we had here yesterday was crazy! Thankfully it calmed down in time for my photo shoot. I'm definitely enjoying the cooler weather! Got my scarfs and boots out and everything! So, here's a quick synopsis of what the Calhouns did in October.
My kids had Fall Break for the first time ever. We never had Fall Break growing up, but, I have to say, I liked it. It's a nice little change of pace, if only for a week. As a family, we made the trek to Vertuccio Farms. It was a lot of fun, but got hot as the morning wore on. Before we drove out there, we stopped at Dunkin Donuts, a special treat for my kids. However, I made the mistake of letting them pick out chocolate donuts. Lesson learned. It really was a cute little farm, but, like with most things, my kids enjoyed doing the not-so-farmish things the most. We rode big pedal cars, jumped on a huge trampoline-bouncyhouse-thing-a-majig, saw (and talked) to all sorts of animals, rode the train, and EVERYONE whined and complained in the corn maze. It was everything I expected :)! But, seriously, if the Calhouns life depended on getting out of a corn maze, we'd all be goners.
The smile on this guys face whilst riding the pedal car was well worth the drive.
Jace begged to jump on the thing-a-ma-jig, and enjoyed it more than anything else on the farm. Love that smile!
Tate wasn't too comfortable on the thing-a-ma-jig (that's what I'm calling it until someone corrects me), so he convinced Daddy to push him on the swing.
My kids were DYING to ride the train! I love these faces!
The kids and I also made bats, lots of them! You can see these decorative bats we made in our Halloween pics, but, unfortunately, I didn't get pictures of the 70 Halloween treats we made for their classmates. Here's a picture I took from the Skip To My Lou blog where I got the tutorial and pattern.
Now, for the grand finale! Our homemade Halloween costumes! I'm not talking about the kind you make yourself, but no one can really tell. This was our first attempt at anything like this, and I was very proud of the fact that we only spent $5 this year (versus the almost $100 plus we've spent in years past). I already know what we're doing next year. I can't wait!
I got the idea for Jace to be Clark Kent off Pinterest. As soon as I saw the picture, I knew he had to do it! I don't think the picture does him justice. He looked rather cute, and pretty much everyone knew who he was!
We didn't decide that Jaren would be a pirate until the week before Halloween. But he loved it, and that's all that matters!
I've never been super into Halloween, but I'm getting better and I'm starting to collect more and more decorations. My kids (and myself) love it!
I almost forgot. I also attended the Mother/Son Dance with my babies, the two that are in school anyway! We had a really good time dancing untill the wee hour of 7:30! Love these two!