(Har har har! But thinking of an “o” word to describe October was really hard!)

October has been a BUSY month! Where has it even gone!? Just yesterday I was writing the girls’ 15-month-update. And here we are overdue for a 16-month update (spoiler alert:  it’s not going to happen. Sorry. I’ll do one for 17 months). So what have we been up to?

Well…..we’ve had lots of smiling and laughing! These are 2 very sweet and happy girls!


The girls “helped” decorate for Halloween. Brooke was finding the perfect place for the pumpkin! (side note:  That’s a decorative pumpkin, not a real one. It’s much lighter than an actual pumpkin)


We’ve been soaking up every possible second of the absolutely gorgeous weather we’ve been having! That means LOTS of outside play time!IMG_0215

And a little mischief, too!


A shameless selfie or two


Some eating out adventures. It’s become SO MUCH EASIER now that they self-feed!

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Also, they love noodles!!

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More outdoor play! We discovered there’s a little park within walking distance of our house! Who knew!? So we’ve been spending lots of time playing there!IMG_0172 IMG_0173 IMG_0165 IMG_0166 IMG_0167 IMG_0155

The girls also enjoy swinging. It’s one of their faves! IMG_0156IMG_0149 IMG_0150 *Pure joy*

A fair bit of mess-making & mischief.


In the picture below, let me point out some of the aspects of pure awesomeness…..

like all the chocolate on Bailey’s face, hands, & clothes.

And all the chocolate smeared all over the cabinets.

Oh, and little Brooke (in the background) climbing over the wall and trying to scare her Mom to death! Yikes!



We’ve enjoyed cool mornings with more swinging (just as fun every time)

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Brooke in the pink and Bailey in the blue

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We attempted a little Halloween-themed photo shoot in pink skeleton pajamas. It failed. Bailey has no patience for these things! Just check out this little progression below (Bailey is on the right).









We played with fun, new toys!



We grew a few teeth (Brooke now has 6(!!!) and Bailey has 3)IMG_0406


And we were just generally adorable!




We sat on turtles (we like turtles!)




We made trips to the “hip” toy store that has a whole play area for kiddos!


Brooke takes her baking very seriously!


And that was only the first half of the month! Whew! Makes me tired just thinking about it!

Other October happenings included a 9 day trip to Austin, and our second ever time flying on an airplane (more on that soon, but spoiler alert:  MUCH better this time compared to the first!). We also visited a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, went to a Halloween carnival, and more!