October in Our Home

October was a busy, fun-filled month around here, enjoying the beautiful, somewhat cooler weather. The kids and I spent many mornings at the park and many afternoons riding bikes and scooters around the neighborhood.

The big kids spent a weekend at Nana and Woody’s house, and Thomas and I enjoyed a very quiet weekend at home with Speedy. You would think we might get a lot done, but no, we did not. We took some naps, ate out for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and enjoyed spending time with Speedy without many distractions. The house was eerily quiet without them, and we were glad to have them home again.

We spent one Saturday morning at Weinerfest, a local festival to benefit the animal shelter. Weiner dogs abounded in some hilarious costumes, and the kids really enjoyed the weiner dog races.

Thomas and Bud spent a weekend camping with some of our good friends from Waco. Their first ever “boys only” camping weekend was a success. Bud had a blast and crashed on the couch as soon as they got home.

We put our garden in the end of September, and it is growing quite well. Speedy and I enjoy going out to water it in the afternoon while he is in the Moby Wrap. He falls asleep before we are done. I think that is why everything is growing so well–consistency! We have broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, green beans, lettuce, spinach, onions, carrots, peas, tomatoes (hopefully we get some before a freeze!), and bell peppers and basil still growing from the summer.

In school, Bud has really come along in his reading. It is as if something has clicked in his brain and everything is coming a little quicker than before. We spent some time learning about Lewis and Clark’s expedition and Davy Crockett. Bud was a huge fan, and dons his Davy Crockett costume everyday, wearing it all of the time we are home. A sweet friend gave him a coon-skin cap, and he made his own shotgun out of a stick, duct tape and paint. We aren’t gun toy people, but how could we resist such creativity?

The kids have been really into dressing up (Davy Crockett especially), and are getting more and more creative as they delve deeply into the dress up box. They also chose to dress up for pumpkin patch pictures, they really love dressing up.

One Response to “October in Our Home”

  1. Looks like you’ve had a fun October! Love the dress up pictures. We dress in our PJs most days. :-) Speedy looks great – he’s changed so much in a month! Sorry you’ve been having reflux problems. :-( Hopefully he’ll turn a corner soon.