I honestly think Fall passed me by in a blink of an eye! Where in the world did it go??? Although we haven't had too much snow to speak of just yet here in Cleveland, I still feel like Winter is here and Fall has been gone for awhile now. In an effort to play catch up, I am going to publish a few posts summarizing our busy October and November which will bring us to where we are today, The Christmas Season!!!
Week 1: We began our October here in Cleveland with beautiful weather and mild temperatures. I had to capture our backyard trees which were adorned in beautiful shades of yellow this year. Our view from the back of our house never seems to disappoint!!! I turned 17 weeks pregnant and finally started to feel a bit more confidant about our growing little baby. In just two weeks, we were going to find out what we were having and I was beyond excited!!!
Week 2: The mild October weather continued so we ventured out one afternoon after my 18 week appointment and headed out to Patterson Fruit Farm. Jillian loved playing among all the pumpkins and helped us pick out a "winner" for us to carve later that month. We took the same family picture that we had two years prior overlooking the beautiful park.
Back then, I was 7 months pregnant with Jillian. How times have changed!!!
Week 3: On October 21st, we found out we were having a healthy little boy. I am still in shock it's a boy and can't believe how blessed we are. It just goes to show that God is listening and really does have a plan. At some point that week, we had just put Jillian to bed and our door bell rang. A neighbor had left us a fun 'Boo' package so we ran out and bought two 'Boo' packages of our own to hand out to two unsuspecting neighbors. I just love how our neighborhood has such a sense of community and does so many fun things together. The booing tradition keeps growing every year and is only going to get bigger as more homes are built. At the end of the week, we spent our Saturday evening carving pumpkins and making pumpkin seeds. I absolutely LOVE pumpkin seeds and will have to post the Pumpkin seed recipe next year. I had every intention of doing it this year, however, I don't think anyone has any pumpkin seeds readily available right now! Ha! At least I have the pictures already taken for next year.
Week 4: I celebrated my 20 week of pregnancy and snapped this picture right before I left to hang out with my friend Shannon and her adorable kids. Her daughter Quinlan is the same age as Jillian and they love to play together. Jillian went trick-or-treating for the first time and absolutely loved it. It was FREEZING that night so our little lady bug only made it to a few houses around the cul-de-sac before the poor things lips started turning blue and she was shivering. I think that was all she needed though, she certainly preferred hanging out at home passing out candy to the kids. Every time a trick-or-treater would come to our door, she would yell "More kids, more kids!" It was hilarious. She still talks about it today, I am so glad she had such a fun time. I snapped a quick picture of our front porch before heading inside for the night. I was proud of myself for even finding the time to plant mums this year and put our Fall flag out so I had to capture the proof!!
Although it feels funny to talk about Halloween as I am listening to Christmas carols, we had a great October and had to document it before the memories faded away!!!