For one, the weather finally starts to cool down and I can breathe outside! Many nights it's cool enough to sleep with the windows open! Also all the typical fall stuff emerges -- pumpkin everything, scarves, boots, spicy fragrances, and colorful leaves.
October is the month that Scott and I were baptized together. It's also the month that we got engaged. The same day that we were baptized, two years later, Grayson was born! My dad and brother's birthdays are also in October, which isn't quite as exciting for me, but still noteworthy! ;)
But I think what makes October really FUN is all the traditional Halloween and fall activities that you can do in October! In our house, we really get into it! We make Halloween crafts and use them to decorate the house. We watch "scary" movies (not REALLY scary though!). We make Halloween costumes, go to fall festivals or farms, pick out pumpkins (shockingly, I've never carved a pumpkin! We are hoping to still do this sometime this week!), have bonfires, etc... So tell me, how can you NOT love this month?!
Here are just a few of the things we've done so far in October this year! We still have 5 days left and plan to use them wisely! ;)
|We had two birthday parties for Grayson. This was the one at my dad's house for family in Atlanta. I know he took more pictures than this, but he didn't post them on facebook! Rude! ha!|
|This stinker turned 2! :)|
|And enjoyed several rounds of "party cake" :)|
|Scott and I went to Vegas and presented together at a conference for work. Vegas isn't really our favorite place, but we still had a good time together! :)|
|View from our hotel room in Caesar's Palace|
|Inside the Forum Shops of Caesar's Palace|
|Dinner at Hexx underneath the Eiffel Tower|
|Out and about on the strip!|
|Grayson enjoyed his first cup of "hot" chocolate while watching Halloween specials on Netflix!|
|We made Halloween crafts. The hair is made from Grayson's handprints.|
|Grayson made a "spooky spider!"|
|Every year when we decorate, we put on parts of our old Halloween costumes! Helps get us in the mood! :)|
|Grayson's costume from last year! Doesn't quite fit anymore! ha!|
|We went to Old Freeman Farm for pumpkin patch, corn maze, and lots of other fun fall activities!|
|In the corn maze|
|Riding the train at the farm!|
|In the corn crib! It actually felt really cool...but you definitely end up with some corn in your pants!|
|Family time at the farm!|
|We went to the local fair|
|We had a bonfire with our church small group|
We've also been watching a really cute and magical 30-minute movie called Room on the Broom that is based on a children's book. Grayson loves it and wants to watch it every day. As I said, it's magical--so we have watched it a lot! :)
Needless to say, I'm enjoying October this year! Still to come -- carving pumpkins, finishing our Halloween costumes, and Scare in the Square in Downtown Statesboro for Halloween! :) So much fun!
What have you been up to this month?