I have such a love-hate relationship with the business and the craziness that comes with back to school & fall activities. Being busy & having a routine makes me happy, it's when I get things done and enjoy myself most. At the same time, I struggle with the lack of time to relax, to do housework and keep things just so- the way I like them.
I do love getting to spend time with the kids and the fall activities that we have access to in our area. The kids and I spent one of their days off of school at a local pumpkin patch and farm. There is something so neat about living in the city, but driving just 20-30 minutes and being in the middle of the country, around real farms, cows, dairies, etc.
Our neighborhood does trick or treating on a Saturday, which meant that this year it fell nearly an entire week before Halloween. The kids came home with tons of candy, Matt & I had a blast with friends, enjoyed lots of drinks & tasty shots from our time trick or treating. Here in our neighborhood trick or treating isn't just for the kids. It's like a big huge block party. Such a fun night.
Lately Cohen has wanted to play board games a lot. I love when we have time to sit down and play with the kids like this. And, it's so much more fun now that both kids are old enough to really understand how to play the games!
If you have a handmade shop or know someone who does, it's not too late to be featured in the Handmade Halloween Gift Guide that my friend Mandy, from This Girl's Life and I are hosting. We've got some amazing shops to share with you so far & so awesome discounts! Plus, a fun giveaway. Look for the Handmade Holiday Gift Guide here on the blog and on Mandy's blog in early November. It'll be a fabulous 1 stop Christmas shopping stop!
Cohen has been loving these new jeans from Rowen Christian. He knows what he wants when it comes to his clothes and refuses to wear any other than skinny jeans. The fact that he loves to look nice is awesome, the amount of time that he takes to pick out his outfits is not.
This is crazy and I'm pretty sure that lots of us Wisconsinites are going to be quite unhappy. Yeah, we moved here for snow & cold in the winter. Not in October. The good thing? Temps are in the 50's next week = no snow. A few more weeks, please Wisconsin!
What's on your schedule for the weekend? I'm hoping to get some crafting done, some cleaning, yard work and to have some fun with friends!