October – a summary.

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It’s been a while since I went so long without posting but it’s for good reason – or at least for some reason.  Things have been a little busy – just a tad.  I am right smack in the middle of my busy season with Emily Melson Photography.  LOTS of families and babies – it’s been fun!  November has lots on tap as well but I will be glad when I get to catch my breath in December – just in time for Christmas!

I now give you October – a summary.

First I took Jack and his good buddy, Nathan, on a trip on the Trinity Railway Express from Downtown Dallas to Fort Worth and back.  Yes, we just rode the train for an hour each way – but it was so fun!  Seriously, it was!  The boys loved it and it gave Nathan’s Mommy a chance to have a little breather from her rowdy 4 year old and spend some quiet time with her newest little baby boy – or take a shower – or a nap – whatever she wanted.  The boys had so much fun.

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Next up was a trip to Denton to hang out with Grandpa.  We don’t get up there enough and since I knew October was going to be super busy on the weekends, I just took the boys on a Monday to play in my favorite park – the same park I played in when I was their age. 

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Oooh – then our favorite rock stars came to visit!  It’s always a party with B&C!

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 I hadn’t planned on doing a “family” picture this Fall but a sweet friend who is also an AMAZING photographer – Chantel Hayes of Breathtaking Photography – had just moved back from Kansas and was working on building her Dallas portfolio again and was offering an amazing deal.  I just had to take her up on it!  I love working with different photographers and seeing all their different styles. 

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Oh, right – and mixed in the October madness, Alan and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary.  Love you, Alan! 

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The State Fair of  Texas is now an annual must-do for our family.  It is such an exhausting day, but so fun.   

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Jack got to ride his first rides this year too!  He was so pumped but then we were all disappointed when, even though Jack is the required 42″ , they still made Alan ride in the kiddie bumper car with him.  He was looking forward to a solo ride but soon realized it was really more fun to have Daddy help maneuver through the traffic jams. 

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Next up – Halloween!  At first I felt a little sorry for Colin having to wear Jack’s old turtle costume but then I put it on him and realized that this costume was in fact made for him!  Bless his heart – he was the cutest turtle I ever did see!  Jack wore the costume at 9 months and Colin is almost 18 mo!  Jack could hardly crawl in it and Colin was a walking/running fool in it!  I want him to wear it everyday now!

Jack chose Harry Potter as his costume when he heard his cousin, Hunter, was also going to be Harry.  I didn’t want to argue and tell him that Harry was already taken, so I just went with it.  He was actually quite excited that there would be two Harry Potters at the party.

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Of course, we had to do the obligatory “throw your kids in a pile of pumpkins and take their picture” picture.  So we did.  Then we slaughtered the pumpkin just before Halloween. 

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Finally, Halloween!  My cousin, Dana threw her annual Halloween party which we enjoyed and then went at our own slow (turtle) pace around the neighborhood.  This was Colin’s first actual trick-or-treating experience and he really got into it.  After only one house he was holding out his bucket for the candy and after just a few more he was saying “tank u!” after receiving his goodies.  Then at the last house of the night, he walked up to the door and actually said “tick-o-teat!”  My heart melted away at that point. 

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Hunter decided to be the “Quidditch” version of Harry so we were sure to have the many sides of the great Harry Potter covered!  They were both adorable! 

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So, there you have it!  Our October – a summary.

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