October was kind of a blur. I guess that happens when you have a new baby and not getting nearly enough sleep! We were lucky to have Rob home for the most of the month.
I took some newborn shots of Jack.
I started prepping for Halloween. We went as characters from Alice in Wonderland. We went to the D.I. one evening to see what we could round up for costumes and we came across this old Winnie the Pooh costume. I thought I could convert it into a jacket for Nixon's character, the Mad Hatter, and snapped a photo of it, but not before I started cutting into it. So this became...
I also made Nixon's top hat, 3 bow ties, 3 collars, 2 crowns, a hair bow, and a heart wand. It was a lot of work I'm not going to lie.
Rob got PRK Lasik done on his eyes. I had to get a photo of him with glasses for the last time.
Rob spent a few days juggling lots of medications and drops and spent a whole day in a dark room recovering.
Jack's umbilical cord fell off so he got his first real bath.
I went to my niece Madison's wedding at the Payson Temple.
The month was half way over, but I eventually decorated our house for Halloween.
We went to Gardner Village's Witch Fest with the kids. I took Jack and the girls and Rob just followed Nixon around. There were a lot of people and we didn't want to navigate with a stroller. So it would have been too hard to all stay together. The girls did a scavenger hunt and earned a snickerdoodle cookie.
On the way home I snapped a photo of a very familiar scene. I often look back to see Nixon with his hands tucked behind his head and his feet up while he watches a movie.
Molly and Jack fell asleep cuddling together.
Jack drifting off to sleep after nursing.
Jack turned one month old!
I took a few photos of Nixon hanging out by the window.
We went to Molly's reflection contest night and she won in film! She advances to the next level. You can see her entry here.
I entered Jack into a contest with Dockatot. They wanted pictures of children wearing their costumes in their Dockatots. I'm pretty sure it was a random drawing and we didn't win :(
We dressed up in our Halloween costumes for our ward party.
We celebrated Halloween. Nixon, Jack, and I went and watched Molly and Sophie in their Halloween parade at school in the morning. In the evening Rob took the kids trick-or-treating near our house while I stayed with Jack. Then my parents came to watch Jack and I went with Rob and the kids to trick-or-treat in our old neighborhood. The kids loved trick-or-treating and it sure wore Nixon out. He fell asleep on the way home holding a sucker in his hand.