October started with Sunday General Conference. The kids kept busy during the morning session with conference bingo, a bag of skittles, and cinnamon rolls. Also, I remember as a child feeling like 2 days of conference lasted FOREVER, but now it is over much too quick!
After the Sunday afternoon session we drove the Alpine Loop to see all the pretty fall colors. It was pretty cold outside, but we made a stop at Bridal Veil Falls.
We took our van into the shop to get the door fixed. I walked around town for 4 hours and they said they needed it longer so they let me take it home for the afternoon. We ended up having to take it in for 3 full days and then another day because when they put the door on they forgot to hook a cable back up so the window could go up and down. Car problems are the worst!... and expensive!
Nixon helping himself to breakfast.
I cut 8 inches off my hair! While at my appointment I found out that my friend had booked an appointment right after mine, so I just stayed and hung out for her hair cut.
Sophie and Nixon snuggled under a blanket and watched a show. It last for a blissful 20 minutes.
Nixon loves riding his scooter, even in the freezing cold.
A friend and I went to a playdate with @wanderandscout at Gardner Village. It was fun and I came home with a pair of cute socks.
Molly was jealous that the kids and I went to Garner Village without her so she begged and we took her that Saturday.
We had a lot of peaches from our tree to use so I made all sorts of peach recipes. My favorite recipe, not the one pictured, was this Brown Bagged Peach Pie.
Sophie went on a field trip to Hee Haw Farms.
We went to watch my niece open her mission call. She was called to Milan, Italy. If you look closely you can see a big smile on Nixon's face. That was because he was second away from bonking me on the head :)
Rob took the kids to Hee Haw farms one Saturday morning so I could work on editing photos without any distractions.
This was the 4T dress (inside out) that I found at the D.I. and converted into the Beast costume for Nixon.
I made all the kids costumes this year and they were two beauties and a beast. In 2016 and 2015 they were Mary Poppins. 2014 they were Dorothy and a scarecrow. 2013 they were a ladybug (or devil) and an angel.
We went to Sonia's birthday party dressed in Halloween attire.
We picked all our carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes.
I took my niece's senior portraits. She's a beauty!!!
Molly took some multiple exposure shots for reflections. I just found out she won something in her age and category. We'll go to the awards night on Nov 16th to find what she won.
These huge trees in our backyard were so pretty when they turned this golden yellow. I wish fall lasted longer. Once they turned they fell off the tree much too fast.
We dressed up for our ward Halloween party night.
I looked out the window to see Rob and Nixon cuddling on the trampoline watching home videos. I got a couple picture before I rushed off to pick up the girls from their primary program practice. Which speaking of the primary program... Molly had a solo. She sang the first verse of As a Child of God. She was so brave and did a great job!
We spent an afternoon at the Thanksgiving Point Gardens.
Sophie dressed up in her Belle costume for preschool.
Rob got his face painted like It at work.
Sophie, Nixon, and I went to watch Molly's Halloween parade at school.Halloween with soup with my parents and trick-or-treating.