As I mentioned last time, we started out the month of October by going on a mammoth road trip. We spent something like two weeks visiting family in Utah and Idaho, and it was wonderful! Well, except for the 48 or so cumulative hours spent driving in the car. Those weren't quite as wonderful, though they weren't quite as bad as they could have been, see why here.
Erik got his very own fishing rod and was SO excited to give it a try. He and Ethan headed down to the fish pond by our house and came back before too long with a nice trout. Erik insisted on bringing it home and eating it, though after tasting it he decided he prefers catch and release fishing.
While the boys were fishing, Sharli and I made some bread. I'm actually not sure if she or Erik had more fun that day.
Halloween is always a fun time of year. Erik changed his mind about what to dress up as almost daily in the weeks leading up to Halloween, so I didn't actually start making his costume until the day before his school party. That was a big mistake, I think I got about 2 hours of sleep that night, but I managed to get the darn thing done just barely in time.
I found the idea for Sharli's costume online somewhere and fell in love with it. She loved it too and wanted to wear it around for weeks afterwards.
How I love these two!