It's October! Let's check in!

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It's October! Let's check in!

What is one of your favorite things about October?
Anything big planned this month?
Have Halloween costumes been decided and purchased or made?
Care to share a picture?
Reading anything right now?
What is new at home for you?
New at work for you?
New with your LO('s)?
Going (or have you gone) to a pumpkin patch?
Anything else to share?

Lavender444's picture
Joined: 03/27/03
Posts: 1944

What is one of your favorite things about October? The cooler weather, the smell of Fall, the colors- All of it!
Anything big planned this month?
Ava's having a birthday party on Sunday. I've put off planning it, so now I'm in over drive trying to throw it together.
Have Halloween costumes been decided and purchased or made? We have Ava's costume. She is going to be Cinderella. She wants to wear it for her princess party as well. Andrew wants to be a Dragon, but I'm having trouble finding a cute costume that will fit him. I need to order online.
Care to share a picture?
Reading anything right now?
I just finished Gone Girl. I was reading some fluffy book called twenties girl but my e-book loan expired before I could finish it. I hate not finishing books, so I'll have to check it out again. I think I may start The Maze Runner next.
What is new at home for you? not too much. We're trying to refi and it's not going well. We cannot get an appraisal to come back where we need it (stupid market!) so we'd have to bring a lot of money to the table to get it done. Right now we're debating on if we should do that or not.
New at work for you? The hospital is going through a lot of changes. They laid off a bunch of people and are now trying to do more with less. It's a poisoned enviorment right now. I'm so, so glad that I don't have to be there often.
New with your LO('s)?
Ava is becoming a sassy little thing. She has stopped listening and throws fits a lot. I'm thinking she is going through a growth spurt and needs more sleep, which she refuses to take. It makes for challenging days. I really hope it's a phase because I hate having to be a bad guy. Andrew is a ton of fun. He talks, and talks and talks. Man, that kid can talk. And he has no volume control. He is sleeping or LOUD! lol! He is singing all the time, and dancing, and talking for his toys. He has started to use the big potty and we were able to get rid of the potty chair. Every time he goes on the big potty he tells me, "Momma you're gonna be so proud of me!" too cute! :)
Going (or have you gone) to a pumpkin patch?
We have not gone yet, but I would like to.
Anything else to share?

mommyvolc's picture
Joined: 03/22/07
Posts: 1296

What is one of your favorite things about October? The colours on the trees.
Anything big planned this month?
DJ's birthday on the 14th, a halloween party later this month.
Have Halloween costumes been decided and purchased or made? No, not yet. I think we are going tonight. Today they both want to be dragons. We shall see. It changes daily, lol.
Care to share a picture? not yet Smile
Reading anything right now? Alex Kava: Exposure.
What is new at home for you? Not much, still renovationg.
New at work for you? Nothing...got through the first month. Too many weeks to go before Xmas break, lol.
New with your LO('s)? Alicia is loving JK. She is trying to learn to write her name, and everyday I get a progress report on how hard it was. DJ is in preschool. He likes going, but he's regressed back to diapers since he started. Boo.
Going (or have you gone) to a pumpkin patch? Next weekend, for DJ's birthday.
Anything else to share?
My sister's shower was a huge hit. Thanks to Ashley for the great decorations, everyone loved them. My sister took the banner home to put up on her front porch when Gwenyth arrives.

alwayssmile's picture
Joined: 08/26/07
Posts: 14483

What is one of your favorite things about October? Cooler weather!
Anything big planned this month? Nope. Just prepping baby stuff. Looking forward to Halloween since it'll be Aiden's first one trick or treating.
Have Halloween costumes been decided and purchased or made? Already have Aiden's - he'll be a skeleton. My BFF gave me her shirt from last year - the pregnant skeleton one you see everywhere. I want to get DH a skeleton costume, but who knows if he'll even be off work in time.
Care to share a picture?

The other night DS dragged the wrap over to me and demanded "UP!" Poor kid misses being worn and I haven't worn much recently because I pulled a shoulder muscle.
Reading anything right now? Currently reading Spiritual Midwifery by Ina May
What is new at home for you? Nothing new. Just doing some major organization and trying to sell stuff on the base swap page.
New at work for you? n/a
New with your LO('s)? Aiden is now in his big boy room! Doing great sleeping in a real bed too.
Going (or have you gone) to a pumpkin patch? As of right now DH is not flying Saturday, so we're hoping to use our groupon for a local farm - for $8 all 3 of us gets to do a corn field maze, enjoy a hay ride, and get 2 small pie pumpkins.
Anything else to share? 34 weeks today! Just trying to stay positive for my VBAC. Smile

AshnBill's picture
Joined: 11/06/06
Posts: 5333

What is one of your favorite things about October? The weather & all of the activities (trick or treating, pumpkin patch, apple orchard)
Anything big planned this month? Nope!
Have Halloween costumes been decided and purchased or made? Miles will be a shark, and Vivian will be a ghost. I made both costumes, they're all done and ready!
Care to share a picture?
Reading anything right now? Nope
What is new at home for you? Just planning for the kids' joint birthday party next month.
New at work for you?
New with your LO('s)? Vivi is so close to walking. She's taken a couple steps by herself, but once she realizes she's doing it she stops. Miles is loving preschool!
Going (or have you gone) to a pumpkin patch? Not yet. It's been pretty chilly here. We're waiting for the next nice day!
Anything else to share? I don't think so!

Joined: 04/09/06
Posts: 1244

What is one of your favorite things about October? Halloween candy. Lol

Anything big planned this month? We are going to visit my parents in a couple of weeks. Isaiah may be swimming in a meet on 10/28.
Have Halloween costumes been decided and purchased or made? Isaiah's costume is purchased. We have a few things for the girls, so I am going to have them pick from them. I am not going to buy them anything this year, except maybe some fairy wings and a wand, if needed.

Care to share a picture?

Reading anything right now? Charlie Bone series

What is new at home for you? We have to have someone come fix a leak in our roof, we need new gutters, and we have to replace drywall and re-paint the kitchen. I want to cry. Sad Oh well, the joys of owning a home, I guess.

New at work for you? Work seems crazy. I am becoming much more involved in some different things with my job, which is fantastic. If it keeps up, they will need to hire someone to take two of my schools. Not that it will ever happen, but a girl can dream. Smile

New with your LO('s)?

Hmmm... Isaiah is having a great year in school. He is much more relaxed and happy. His teacher has said the same.

Keira is slowly working on potty training. I have not worked with Sarafina much yet. She is not as ready. Honestly, I just don't have the time to work on it with either of them, which makes me all stressed. We will get it done eventually.

Going (or have you gone) to a pumpkin patch? We are going on 10/20.

Anything else to share? Nope, I dont' think so. Smile

Kayla1981's picture
Joined: 01/04/07
Posts: 1529

What is one of your favorite things about October? Definitely the cooler weather. I am always ready to say goodbye to the triple digits and trade them for the first cool fronts. I also love pumpkin, nutmeg and all the fall foods and spices that show up.
Anything big planned this month? Nothing big but we have my niece's birthday part and a Halloween party.
Have Halloween costumes been decided and purchased or made? Yes. Nora has a Carter's cat costume and Jordan will be wearing a poodle skirt that I have yet to make.
Care to share a picture? I don't have any yet!
Reading anything right now? No. I am being lazy and ignoring my books right now. I miss them though.
What is new at home for you? Baby teeth? I am fairly certain Nora is working on her first two teeth. That's probably not what you meant but that's about all that is new!
New with your LO('s)? See above and not sure if Jordan is up to anything new. She's always expanding her vocabulary. Oh, and she recently discovered the power of a step stool. That darn thing gets pushed around my kitchen and she's into everything that is supposed to be out of reach.
Going (or have you gone) to a pumpkin patch? I desperately want to go on Friday. If we don't make it that day then I hope to make it on Sunday or the next weekend. The closest one to us charges $9 a person (24 months and above) so it's not cheap. I really want to go to one with the hay rides, mazes and all though so maybe I should just suck it up and make some memories for $27.
Anything else to share? Today I uttered a work that I only utter about once a year. I was having a moment.

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