October was a beautiful month (that is up until the last weekend) so we tried to get out and enjoy the weather and a little bit more of Connecticut.
For our first outing we went for short hike near our house up to Saugatuck falls.
In front of the falls
Annabelle leading the way
Later in the week the kids and I joined our MOPS group on an outing to a local farm, where we enjoyed a hayride, picked pumpkins, visited some animals, and went on a walk through a grass maze.
Headed to the Pumpkin Patch
Found his pumpkin right away
Still looking for her perfect pumpkin
Enjoying an apple snack
Enjoying a couple of apple snacks
Going through the maze of grass
The next weekend we enjoyed our first fire of the season.
Getting cozy by the fire
A few months earlier Sam had volunteered at a local zoo for his company's community service day, as a thank you he received a family day pass that we finally took advantage of. It was the perfect day (if anything a little too warm) and the perfect size zoo for a Saturday afternoon.
Yes, she is "milking" the cow
One of his favorites, Pringles
Back at home leaf clean-up had started and the kids took advantage of the many huge piles around the yard.
Then it was already time for Halloween. We love gnomes in this house, and when I found these costumes last year after Halloween I couldn't resist. Definitley worth the wait. I took pictures a couple of weeks before Halloween just in case the nice weather didn't stick around, so glad I did.
My little gnomes
A very cute lawn ornament
and another one
Weaving their way through the office
Hudson leading the way, all business
Taking a break in Daddy's cubicle
Followed by trick-or-treating at Stew Leonards.
We spent the next day trick-or-treating on Main Street in Ridgefield as the flakes started flying. (so cold and windy I never got pictures). Twenty-four hours and 14 inches of snow later we were without power and "enjoying" a white Halloween.
Just had to get dressed for less than ten minutes in the snow
Not so sure about it
Went in soon after this with the promise of hot chocolate