Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bits and Pieces: October

This month has been, well, insane. It feels like a year has past since Christopher was born. I am planning to write about the whole baby having heart surgery thing, but frankly I haven't had the energy to write about it the way I want to. Instead: random fall fun! Yes, we had at least one fun day this month.

The day before we found out about Christopher's heart defect, we took a trip down Highway 35 in Wisconsin. It was beautiful. The colors were vibrant, the sun was shining, the views were breath taking, and the Packer game was on the radio. A perfect fall day. I want to do the drive again sometime with my mom, who, unlike Ben, would be willing to stop at all the cutesy-pie shops along the route. We did stop at a pumpkin patch, though. Clare enjoyed herself.

Clare was super excited to ride this "train." I thought it looked extremely unsafe, but my better judgement was overturned by Clare's excitement. She loved it, and she did not get hurt.

Christopher was thrilled.

The top of the sign was cut off in my haste to take this photo before Clare ran away. All well, if we do go back next year we'll still be able to see how much she's grown.

Tarzan! Kind of.
My little family.
We ended the day at Nelson's Creamery in Nelson, Wisconsin. The sandwiches were delicious, and we want to go back for the ice cream sometime when the line isn't 50 people deep.


Last weekend Ben took Clare to a pumpkin carving party at a friend's house. I am a sucker for pictures of kids in pumpkin patches, so I couldn't resist these photos he took of Clare picking out her pumpkin.


Clare went trick or treating tonight, but she didn't really like it. I am not surprised - she is fairly shy and reserved around people she doesn't know. She did, however, like getting candy. She's no fool.

Do you like her costume? It was the only one left in her size. Luckily she liked it, and it was only $5. Win! (Oh, and in case you can't tell, it is a parrot.) Happy Halloween! 


  1. Lovely recap!!!! You scored big time with Clare's costume. :) I bet she'll like trick-or-treating more next year, now that she knows candy is involved. Can't wait to visit your family once you're "up to speed." xo

  2. P.S.
    All of the photos are great, but I really like Clare as Tarzan.

  3. Yay for fall fun! And I'm glad October is done for you and you can move on to a new month free of hospitals.