Sunday, November 9, 2014

October +

In backwards chronological order (because flipping the order of the pictures is WAAAY too much work):
This last weekend I went to Time Out for Women in Portland.  My good friend came along and we had an aMAZing time ditching the hubbies and kids and having some much needed overnight Girl Time!

The ever goofy presenter Mary Ellen Edmunds has a thing for crazy socks. Here we showed ours off together
 Just as we did last year, the Corvallis Community Band performed a concert for the 4th graders and I was ecstatic to have my own in the audience!  Also super fun was to see all his friends and some of my own as parent chaperons.  I loved playing this!  They used the graphic Brian created last year, which was nice to see again.  I'm so proud of Brian's talent.

Because everyone needs a blurry selfie in a church bathroom.  Duh.
 Halloween was crazy busy but fun.  We, because I'm nuts, rode the bus downtown for the festivities there.  I was prepared to hurry Kieran-in-stroller onto the bus like I'd done in the past, but the bus driver firmly announced strollers have to be folded!!!  O.k.  So I unbuckled Kieran in about half a second, threw him into Brennan's arms and cried "Please carry him onto the bus for me!" while I dumped out all the supplies sitting in the basket (a kind neighbor/rider grabbing much of it for me to help me out), folded the stroller, and jumped on.  (Product shoutout to the Mountain Buggy Nano stroller.  I had in folded in like 3 seconds to the bus driver's much impress-ment).  I hoped on the bus and there were my 4 children, sitting quietly, all together, with all their stuff.  Hollyn smiled and showed me the seat she'd saved for me next to her.  Brennan continued holding Kieran for the whole ride, lovingly resting his head on his little brother in a hug.  It was so sweet.

Tiger and Tigger

Kinda random, but I was getting a kick out of the way Kieran was sitting.  Actually the fact that he WAS sitting for more than a millisecond was amazing. ;-)  I enjoyed capturing Brennan during his piano lesson at the same time.

Me 'n' him are mashed potato lover twinsies
 The only pictures I took of our day at the Pumpkin Patch were back shots on the hay ride.  We had fun, although as usual the day became unbearably muggy and hot.  We always hit the corn maze on THAT October day.

Awesome Hair Day

This was super cool
This, 2 minutes later, was an outright miracle!

Beautiful warm October evening.  I LOVE a pleasant-weathered evening ♥

We missed Daddy while he was away

Especially her
 One day I looked out my bedroom window and was just struck with the beauty and lushness of where I live.

We're just tooooo funny

Wait, what?