Hey there, it’s November. And suddenly we are trading in our skeletons for Santas, our crispy crunch for candy canes and our Thriller for O Tannenbaum. And I’m over here still pulling down cob webs and erasing pumpkins off the chalkboard. Like, waaaaait, pump the brakes, it was just Halloween for Pete’s sake! Let’s just all take a deep breath, enjoy November and give it a wee rest. I still haven’t even caught up with summer stuff so how can I possibly jump into sleigh bell mode yet? This coming from a girl who loves Christmas more than almost any other month. So…about those pumpkins!
A couple of weeks ago we took a trip to Aldor Acres with Auntie C and Baby JW. J was home for a pro-D day and we thought it was the perfect day to go. And it actually was, weather wise. It had been non-stop raining and we happened to go during a couple hour dry spell. Us and every other man, woman, baby and child. Guess we were all full of good ideas that day.
Nothing like a fresh, country air diaper change 🙂 We like to keep things classy.
In my totally unbiased opinion, I have the cutest nephew. Ever!
Going on a tractor ride through the patch.
We ended up bringing home a tiny pumpkin because I haven’t figured out how to balance a toddler on one hip and a pumpkin on the other…
…but I have sort of figured out how to keep three children contained for as long as it takes to snap a photo.
My little pumpkin sitting on a pumpkin.
In love with his happy little face!
If it’s got a steering wheel, chances are that’s where you will find baby J. Maybe a trip to the Indy 500 with Grandpa is in order?
Haha, this was my favourite from the day.
The rain actually started as soon as we were ready to leave and I was lucky to have a quiet ride home with two sleeping girls in the back of the car.
We didn’t carve until closer to Halloween but this was the first year that J was able to participate a bit more with the carving process…Can you guess which one is hers?
And here we have a dog and a cat getting along famously! Can you believe it? Actually, J really wanted her little sister to be a can of tuna this year, and I started searching on Pinterest trying to get ideas, but just couldn’t imagine how that costume would come together. At least not in a way that baby J wouldn’t rip it off. Maybe next year I’ll become craftier.
Woof! It’s a “roggy” (baby J’s word for doggy)
After this photo I quickly took a trip to the drug store to get a thin pencil for whiskers. I can’t see any face painting in my future. But J was okay with it.
I had a few takers…
The dog drinks a lot of milk these days. I can’t buy it fast enough!
Heading out for trick or treating! The cat was so excited, dancing through the streets to ghostbusters and smiling from whisker to whisker. The dog was a little new to the game and decided to just fill up the cat’s bag…to which the cat replied MEEOOOOWWW!
Daddy did not get the animal theme memo. However, next year we do have an idea…says the girl who was getting her panties in a knot over too-early Christmas prep…but how cute would it be if we had a bee keeper, a flower, a pot of honey and a honey bee?! I have 11 months to convince my husband to get on this train so I am feeling hopeful. Okay, now cue the Jingle bells!