Monthly Archives: November 2016

2016 Halloween

Halloween is a pretty big deal around here. The fact that my kids get to dress up in a costume and people will give them CANDY…well that’s a good good day in their opinion. And frankly seeing how happy they are, it makes our day pretty great too.

This year Nola wanted to be a tiger again. At first we were encouraging and suggesting that she be something different. But she held strong and then we realized if this is what she wants why are we trying to change her mind? This is where I got lazy though and since Nola was going to be the same thing, my thinking was, ‘well then Jonas can wear the same costume too.’  But the day of Halloween I had mom guilt and frantically made him a firetruck costume because of his love of all things trucks. That was a mistake on my end because it made me really stressed that day and the anxiety didn’t subside until after the kids were sleeping?? I will be first to admit I have issues. And ultimately resulted in me not enjoying the night as much as I could have 🙁 . Jonas liked the truck, but he’s little, I’m sure he would have been just as excited being a tiger and mobility would have been 100x easier as well. Steps in that costume was HARD.

We really love our new neighborhood and feeling thankful these days, but that night we missed our old digs a bit. Our old neighborhood is a more established neighborhood and more dense so it just seemed easier to go trick or treating and was more action packed maybe? We may got 4 kids who came to our house after we got back and frankly that night kind of seemed anti-climatic??? But at the end of the day, Nola told us she had a super fun night, so regardless on how we felt I’m really glad she wasn’t feeling the same feels. Kids are really great like that.

Here’s some photos of the night if you care to see: dsc_0132 this was the past weekend when we carved our pumpkins. we feel pretty spoiled with all this amazing fall weather that is sticking around. we were actually able to carve our pumpkins outside this year!! and can i say i live for matching pajamas!!! dsc_0136 my little firetruck and tiger dsc_0145 the,’ok get this over with mom’ photo dsc_0153 his hat stayed on as long as it took to take this photo dsc_0159 dsc_0176 dsc_0177 dsc_0179 dsc_0181 dsc_0192 checking out their candy and the only night of the year where jonas will have candy for dinner, eeck!!


2016 Pumpkin Patch

While typing this I am watching game 7 of the World Series and well, this game is quite literally killing me. It’s so stressful and I can’t even imagine how my friends who are true diehard fans are doing at this moment. Bless you all!

Awhile back we did the annual family trip to Eugster’s Farm and it was everything it has been every year, but yet it never disappoints. It’s like a familiar song that brings back nostalgia and fun and our kids at the perfect age that love pretty much all of it. From the petting zoo portion to the infamous puppet show…it’s good times. Just writing this and realizing the kids won’t stay these little adorable people and think going to this farm isn’t the best thing ever is just breaking this mama’s heart. I know I know, I sound like a broken record over here, but I just can’t handle how fast they are growing?!!!! To prove my point here are the previous pumpkin farm visits 2015, 2014 and 2013.

Here’s photos of the day if you care to see:

dsc_0114-copy dsc_0047 the infamous photo behind at the train (please do yourself a favor and check out last year’s photo at this location!) dsc_0057 dsc_0002 this girl loves her animals dsc_0011 dsc_0021 dsc_0027 dsc_0070-copy dsc_0078 dsc_0096 she found her pumpkin! dsc_0107 dsc_0104 this poor kid had trouble walking in this field. all those vines and ruts were not his friend. dsc_0116 dsc_0093