Monday, November 9, 2009

October Pictures

Early in the month, we had fun driving to an apple farm and picking some apples as well as a pumpkin for Halloween. The farm had 30 rows of trees and about 15 different varieties to try. There were some emptied trees, but, to our delight, we were able to sample most of the apple types before deciding on the 3 we wanted.

Princess M liked the Rome Beauty and we liked the Fuji and Golden Delicious apples.

They had a tractor pulling a trailer with some bales of hay on it that we rode a few times for M. It only circled the orchard, but was fun nevertheless. We decided we'd finally use a gift card for dinner at Macaroni Grill. On the way there, M kept asking how much further it was til we got to Macroni Girl... which kept us in hysterics.

We held a family home evening on the armor of God. Here's M in her makeshift armor.

The ward held their annual Fall Festival which was a great success as usual. Princess M went as (of course) a princess.

Baby A went as a pumpkin.

There were all kinds of great activities for the kids, including some of M's favorites, trunk or treating, bobbing for apples,

a cake walk,

and face painting:

Alex was out of town, so it was just us girls for the ward party.

Here's another round of surprise pictures we found on the camera, courtesy of our budding photographer M. I deleted a lot of them, but we decided to keep these ones because they show an interesting perspective of the world from a child's point of view (and height).

It snowed early in October. Baby A got her first romp in the snow. She was thrilled to be outside, one of her favorite things, and very curious about the white stuff all over.

A few touches, though, and her fingers froze. She was definitely done and ready to go inside.

M, of course is an old pro at playing in the snow.

After the snow, we had a freezing spell for about a week. It was sooo cold in the house at night. We found M sleeping under every blanket she owned. (We pulled out the mega warm blanket for her bed after that.

I also found Baby A in her crib, not knowing what blankets are for, in a wet diaper and clothes, just shivering like crazy. It was so sad! We bought a space heater for her room that very day, and now she sleeps through the night like a champ! I should have thought of that earlier!

I had a couple hair color dyes laying around the house. Finally decided to try one. When put up to a vote, M saw the blonde and was so excited for Mama to "match" her that we decided to attempt the platinum blonde. I had my friend Nicole over to help me and we had a great time. But the color was a little different then expected.

The new color inspired me to be a pumpkin just like my baby for Halloween.

And the whole family:

M had a blast trick or treating. She outran the boys, even in her high heels; and broke her first heel to boot. Baby A was content to just walk by herself outside.


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