I have been meaning to sit down and share some festive photos for a couple weeks now. October has just proven to be the busiest month ever. Between Thanksgiving, Hallie’s second birthday, Halloween, and doing al of the usual Fall things like pumpkin patches, holiday baking and crafty playdates, there was simply no time. For anything. Having two small children adds to the busy-ness immensely! In fact maybe they just make it that way. One thing that I did discover during this chaotic month was that busy also equals FUN! We certainly had a lot of that over the past couple weeks.
So what is in store for the spookiest day of the year? We are going to get all dolled up and do some trick-or-treating at the mall. It’s going to go one of two ways. Hallie will either get a kick out of all the costumes and run around having a blast with the other dressed up kiddos. OR (and this is the more likely option) she will have an epic meltdown as I try to get her into her costume and being at the mall will consist of tears, me sweating as I try to contain her and possibly a very early glass of wine for mom. We will give it a whirl though. Tonight we will also try trick-or-treating for the first time. Like proper door-to-door trick-or-treating. Much like this afternoon, I really have no control over how these events will go down. We have to try though! I am sure she will love it and Jackson will just observe as he does so well at the ripe age of 4 months. So! Costumes! The best part of Halloween really… Hallie, myself and Gramma are dressing up as only our favourite ladies ever, The Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus. Jackson is going as Thackery Binx, the cat, and I know we are all wondering it… what the heck kind of name is that anyways. So with that thought in mind I would love to share this link which is full of logical questions we have all asked ourselves as adults (Adults who love this movie anyways).
I also wanted to share some fun decorative photos from our house as well as the great pumpkin hunt at the patch. Or maybe lack there of. We went way too late and all the good ones were gone so store-bought it had to be. Always next year right?! Hope you are all enjoying your Halloween festivities and having a ton of spooky fun.
I didn’t have time to get these pictures posted when we went, which was a couple weeks ago, so I thought I would take the opportunity now. One of the things I love most about living in Kamloops is the seasons and experiencing all they have to offer. In this case, Fall is absolutely stunning here with all the changing colors and there are a ton of activities happening. The Agricultural Fair was recently and we headed on over to the farm for some fun. Hallie has visited the odd petting zoo but she is only just really getting into them. Such an animal lover! Jackson was his usual mellow self and slept or observed most of the time. He may be slightly inactive but damn does the kid look good in plaid. The farm had a ton of animals including horses, donkeys, cows, ducks, chickens, baby chicks and pigs. There were bounce castles too which Hallie was slightly unsure about. The first time was a fail and she froze like a statue and wouldn’t venture in at all. Round two and three were much better and she jumped around for ages. She even cried when we had to get her shoes back on. I think one of her highlights though was the clown who gave her a balloon – the balloon more so than the clown. He made her a bunny rabbit and I am so heartbroken I didn’t get a picture taken of her expression. When he handed it to her you would think it was made of glass and the most beautiful and precious thing she had ever seen. I think she was speechless for a solid two minutes. Thank goodness she was distracted by the baby chicks when the darn thing popped. All in all it was such a fun event and I highly recommend getting your babies out on the farm as early as possible. The smell of manure is good for the soul!
I’ve said it before and I will say it again – we are major breakfast people in our home! There is just something about the smell of bacon in the morning. Or in the afternoon. Or for dinner. Let’s face it, all things that end with bacon end well. With my picky toddler tummy, it’s always a constant guessing game as to what Hallie will eat today. This week there is a mild obsession with mini mandarin oranges. Last week it was cheese. The minute you feel confident that she loves a certain type of food (for examples, bananas), she will change her mood so fast that you won’t even get home from the grocery store with it and she has decided it’s gross. Bananas are now a mushy form of lotion that she likes to massage into her own hands. Thank the lord I can still get her into a high chair or bananas would be my new living room rug. One consistency Hallie has always remained true to though is toast. Sometimes she just likes to suck the butter off and discard it but 7 times out of 10 she will eat it. Which is why I am a huge fan of French Toast! Bit of protein from the eggs and a dash of fun with cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin spice. What kid doesn’t love it?! I am a huge fan too so it’s a win for everyone. Not to mention the massive side of bacon we can easily pile up on the plate next to it! There is something about the cooler weather & Fall that makes me feel like cooking up a warm breakfast on the daily. No wonder everyone gets a little chubbier this time of year! I am currently on the hunt for some new breakfast recipes too so if you have any to share, please do. Pinterest is such a fantastic resource for such things but these days I don’t exactly have two hours to get lost in the pinning world. Hope you are all having a great Friday and that the weekend ahead is full of bacon and smiles!
I have had people asking me lately about my dish & coffee mug obsession on Instagram! Majority of my dishes and items styled in photographs are from Anthropologie and my favourite mixing bowl shown above here is from Homesense.
Just because I can’t resist…. (‘Stop taking my picture mom!’)