During the day Saturday, we went to Highlands, NC on what was quite possibly the coldest day they've had so far this season.
We clean up pretty nicely when we're not chasing after the little people.
But we were happy to get home to these two.
We've continued our month-of-pumpkin festivities by painting some pumpkins with our friend, Ryan.
We went to trunk or treat by our house. Don't be fooled by the cozy costumes- it was a cool 80 degrees for most of our Halloween activities this year.
Ryder absolutely loved Halloween! He had no problem running right up there to get a piece of candy and wanted to open every single piece as soon as he got it. Finn still isn't really into candy. He was most excited about a bag of pretzels. If only mommy had his will power.
I'm not sure who loved Finn's school parties more.
While waiting for trick or treating to start, the boys took turns riding a bike. Safety first.
Heading out to trick or treat!
Please note the pretzel in Finn's hand and the full sized Reese's PB cup in Ryder's.
They ran up to our door when we got home and started raiding our bucket.
I took Ryder to the zoo one day while Finn was in school and he absolutely loved it! Usually he's confined to the stroller so I can chase said big brother, but this time he was free to roam and we practically had the zoo to ourselves.
We went on a family nature walk one Saturday morning.
We had Dustin's work fall farm party at a beautiful event/equestrian facility north of Atlanta. It was such a fun time complete with BBQ, Bluegrass music, bounce houses, petting zoo, pony rides, s'mores and rock climbing.
Ryder liked the horses from a distance. His pony sneezed and Ryder cried, so he was done.
Finn would've ridden all night.
I took the boys on a mommy/son date to the Varsity before a puppet show. The hot dogs may have lasted longer than Ryder did at the puppet show, but we had a great time.
Now that Halloween is behind us, we have moved on to full force Christmas in our house. Complete with decorations and baking.
Speaking of Christmas... we swapped family photo sessions with some close friends at their house to hopefully get a few good Christmas pics. I highly recommend this to anyone in this season of life. It doesn't matter how much you pay for pics, you can't control those sweet littles. This way, I snapped a few of her family and she got some good ones of us.
The kid's got great follow through.