I love when the weather turns cool and crisp.
I love it when the leaves turn red, orange, and yellow. I even like raking them up!
I love October because Jeremy and I celebrate our wedding anniversary in this month.
I also love Halloween! Not so much the creepy decor, but I loved dressing up and trick-or-treating when I was younger. I love making Jack-o-lanterns and pumpkin related desserts. Now that we have Ivelina in our family, October is even more enjoyable.
Here is our October in photos:
|After Ivelina's bedtime, we went out alone for the first time in 4 months to celebrate our anniversary! We ate at Olive Garden and saw The Good Lie. We also tried not to talk about Ivelina while we were out. It was wonderful!|
|In home school, Ivelina learned letter P. We made home made popcorn on the stove, and she made a popcorn collage. She giggled and giggled when she heard and saw the popcorn bouncing around in the pot.|
|While we were out on our date, I was craving Krispy Kreme for dessert, so we brought a dozen doughnuts home. I got a special Jack-o-lantern doughnut for her and a hat. She wore it all day!|
|One day during home school, we went to a local produce stand and picked out one carving pumpkin and two small pumpkins for painting. She enjoyed painting them different colors.|
|We read SO many pumpkin books this month. This was her first look inside a real pumpkin.|
|Ivie's sheer delight as she touched the slimy pumpkin pulp. I was surprised that she didn't hesitate at all to get her hands dirty.|
|Me and Ivelina and our scary Jack-o-lantern.|
|We started formally learning shapes this month as well. Ivelina seems to be catching on with some of the shape names already!|
|Working on a triangle puzzle.|
|Making a paper quilt.|
|Happy Halloween from our little fireman|
|She went through 3 mustaches before we went trick-or-treating-- two during trick-or-treat!|