No harvest season is complete without a family trip to the pumpkin patch or corn maze. This year we grew our own pumpkins in the garden so it was the corn maze for us. We almost didn't make it this year since the weather was not very cooperate. However once it let up for a few hours we darted out and chanced it at our local Foster Farms corn maze. Ellie was tucked up in the baby carrier so no pictures of her but she was there.
The following pictures are of the project I was most excited about for the month of October. I found a lady on our local Buy/Sell/Trade Facebook Page who was remodeling her 8'X10' closet and was giving away all the old shelving for FREE! I knew I had the perfect project to use it for so I jumped on it. It is amazing what Dan and I turned this pile of stuff into.
All ready for some more paint!
Emma had a preschool field trip to the pumpkin patch. I love going on field trips with my babies! I don't get the chance to go very often but when I do I love it. We had fun going on the hay rides.
It was a bit windy!
Reach Emma Reach! Oh how I am going to miss this stage with her.
Another building project in October was for an 8' long farmhouse table we were asked to build for a previous customer of ours when we made our outdoor cedar benches. It was a fun build and When it was all finished I was almost sad to see it go. I loved the stain on it!
In between all our projects and outings I got to cuddle this sweet little bundle! Ellie is such a happy happy baby! I get comments all the time from friends who ask, "does she ever cry?" To that I have to say nope not much. She is happy, and very easy going. She is such a joy to our family!
Halloween Halloween Halloween. What would an October post be without it? This year was such a whirlwind that my plans of always having a theme for the family to go with kinda blew out the window. So instead I let the kids pic costumes from our collection we've accumulated over the years and some from Dan's past as well. The kids had fun and that's all that matters.
I made my favorite chili recipe for our annual Halloween party with some friends and then made it again for our ward's chili cookoff at the Trunk-Or-Treat. I may not have won this year but It is still my favorite chili recipe.
We didn't have a huge turn out for our party but we had 3 couples come. I didn't get a group picture but I got a couple shots of our mummy making contest. The teams had 1 minute to make their best mummy with TP. It was funny to watch and I think they had fun.
Here's "aunt" Kara. I think she makes an adorable mummy. Don't you?
Naomi Davis, and our own "aunt" Kara May.
It was a fun little party and we ate some awesome food, Dan had some fun trivia games, and we gave out some good prizes. Definitely one of our favorite traditions.
Me and Ellie hanging out a little before trick or treat hours.