#8 Grandma Toni came to visit!! D and I always have a great time with Toni and I think he especially likes getting to show off his toys and stuff to her in KC.
#7 Beth's baby shower...yes Baby Collin made his debut in November (look forward to some pics), but we had a great time throwing a shower for her and D loves talking about Baby Collin all the time!!
#6 Chris and Nicki come to visit!! We had a great time the whole weekend! We spent lots of times at Deanna Rose exploring the pumpkin patch, going for a hay ride and playing on the slides in addition to seeing all the animals. Chris has very quickly become part of the fam and we all love it when he comes to town to visit! He is great with all the kiddos and Ella and Dylan's face always light up when we talk about him.
#4 Halloween at D's daycare :) D had 2 costumes this year, an awesome Bam Bam costume made by Jody Stump as well as a monkey. D loved saying Bam Bam and we had fun at the daycare party!
#3 Carving pumpkins at Aunt Andrea's house! D was much more interested in playing the harmonica, but the pumpkins turned out pretty well!
#2 Trick or Treating at Applebee's. Applebee's has trick or treating every year for all the little kiddos. It's always a ton of fun, and D definitely got the concept of candy this year :) You can see some awesome pics of Kylie (Pebbles) and Dylan (Bam Bam) together. Ella was also the most adorable penguin you ever saw and loved waddling around!
#1 Trick or Treating - Andrea and I took D (this time as a monkey) and Ella out to a few houses for trick or treating. Ella was great at saying trick or treating and thank you. D was good at the thank yous and also tried to give candy back to everybody (which I think is very good sharing). We hit up a few houses in the Morris neighborhood and had a great time! I can't wait until next year when Maggie (who was the cutest cow ever!) joins in the mix!!
Okay, so that's October in a nutshell :) For those of you keeping track, D turns 2 years old tomorrow. I can't believe how quickly how time has gone by. We had an amazing time in Chicago this past weekend with a great party hosted by Nicki and Chris with lots of friends and family. I have a few fun posts planned around D's birthday and a look back on the last 2 years, so check back more than just Wednesdays. For now, here's a pic of Nicki, Dylan and me in Chicago...please note the awesome ball themed cupcakes Nicki and I made! Might be my new all time favorite "creative project" I've been able to pull off!!