(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!

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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)

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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!

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A shameless selfie or two

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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.

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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!

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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).

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Going!

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Going!

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Gone!

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We played with fun, new toys!

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

 

And we were just generally adorable!

 

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We sat on turtles (we like turtles!)

 

 

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

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Brooke takes her baking very seriously!

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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!

 

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