Friday, October 31, 2014

Bits of October

:: I taught preschool in September (it's a co-op with seven families around here), but Colby wasn't interested in the craft project until much later--and then we had a dance party to celebrate. Pants were optional.
:: We read lots of great books
:: And built fantastic cars (Colby loves to line things up),
and snowmen (notice a Frozen theme going on?)
:: Alice discovered books. I feel a little guilty about this, but we didn't try to read with her as much as with Colby. We'd sit down for our pre-nap, pre-bedtime, or just-because book with Colbs and Alice would wander off. Then one day she discovered "Room on the Broom" and it sparked a love of reading. Now she runs over all the time, with a huge smile on her face, to chuck a book at (or on) my feet to read.
:: We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving. Colby was in eating position long before the food was ready. Both kids were huge fans of the food and their Canadian heritage.
The sunset on our post-feast stroll 
:: Colby decorated our patio with his usual artistic flair
:: I love watching these two together. We learned valuable lessons in sharing this month. Colby was a little bossy and Alice was a little mischievous, but I'm so grateful they have each other to learn from and love.
:: I decorated for Halloween for the first time in our married life. I read the book, The Nesting Place: It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful, and it completely changed the way I approach decorating.
:: For Halloween we dressed up as characters from Winnie the Pooh (after our failure with Colby last year, we needed a costume that didn't feel like a costume). Robb and Alice manned our candy dish while Colby and I did a little trick-or-treating (10 houses or so) before ending the night with friends and a movie.  
Christopher Robin and Piglet have never been this cute.