It seems like just a little blip on the radar! October rushed in and out in what seemed like a matter of days. During the month, we managed to sneak away for a quick weekend trip to St. Augustine. I’m glad we did because it will be our last for a while. We managed quite a few other activities during the month as well.
Early in the month, we attended a company picnic. The kids played kickball, corn hole, and even did some face painting. In fact, Jessa helped with some of the younger kids. She is so creative and talented.
Later that weekend, Jessa and Joel had their first bee lesson from dad.
Mali came over to check out all the excitement.
Joel helped to get the extra hive boxes painted for future use.
Jessa and a friend were required to complete a project for science class. They created a cell analogy in the form of a giant cookie! They did a great job on it, but mostly they enjoyed eating all the extra toppings!
The chickens went a little crazy this month. They started laying their eggs all over the place and our egg supply starting dwindling. So, they’ve been confined to their coop for most of the day until we get 5-7 eggs, then they can roam free for a few hours.
If you ask Jessa and Pearl what the best part of October was, they’d tell you it was adding Mini to the family. I’m not sure who is more excited, but having a pouncy, bouncy kitten around is pretty entertaining.
And as October rounded to a close, the excitement of Halloween was in the air. The kids and their friends carved pumpkins and we added a few other decorations to make it feel a little festive.
Jessa decided to dress up as an adorable gangster and went trick-or-treating and then to a neighborhood party with her friends.
We didn’t have any trick-or-treaters this year, which means we have a ton of candy that someone is going to need to eat! We also made some candied apples for those of us who stayed in on Halloween. They were delicious!
So that’s October in a nutshell! I hope November slows down just a little even if just to enjoy the change in the weather. The air has gotten much cooler…so much so that we haven’t had the air conditioning on in about 2 weeks! Not too bad for Florida.