My Life In Pictures: October 16 – 31, 2016

Over the past six months or so, twice a month I share my Instagram pictures since I can’t seem to find time to write! I call it My Life In Pictures. You can see all of my previous posts here.

Here’s what we were up to in October…


I babysat my 12 month old niece. This is her napping. I adore her, but man, I forgot how much work little ones are! People always say “I don’t know how you did it with two” and I can now honestly say I have no idea how I did it with two, either.


I got to finally attend a field trip with the girls! It’s our first one together, and we got to go to Tanaka Farms, where the kids got to find their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, visit a petting zoo, took a ride around the farm to see everything that is grown there, and pick their own veggies right out of the ground. If you’re in Southern California and haven’t ever been, I highly recommend checking it out!


The girls started Brownies! I remember being a Brownie and I’m so excited for them to experience it as well.


Mia got her first black eye. She was jumping on the couch and fell and hit the windowsill. See that scar above her right eye? That was from jumping on the bed and hitting the headboard. She never listens.


We welcomed a new baby into the family! This is my niece Sawyer Jayne. She’s a tiny little thing and such a sweet baby.


When the kids got to meet her, Ethan said “OMG mom she is soooo beautiful!” and as you can tell by the look on Lila’s face, she wanted to keep her.

Clearly we don’t get a whole lot of rain in Southern California, so this is what happens when we do. They consider this pouring LOL

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Mia FINALLY lost her first tooth! She was so excited!


And of course we ended the month on Halloween!

What have you been up to this month?


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