Last week, we were able to have a fun (yet FREEZING) trip to Orchard Hill Farms. If you are in the Grand Rapids area, I highly recommend checking it out. It's a perfect size for little ones, a lot smaller scale than others we've been to.
|It was 40 degrees that morning, we were COLD!|
This fall has been so busy for us that it was really nice to stop and enjoy each other. The twins are almost 4 and Gabby is quickly growing into a toddler. I am trying to keep her a baby as long as possible, but it's just not working!
Early in the summer, I sent in the forms for the girls to enroll in preschool and they vanished in the mail. Thinking they were signed up the whole time, I didn't worry about contacting the preschool until the end of the summer. Since they never got our forms, we didn't have a spot!
At first I was super mad, but now I am very happy we waited until they are 4. We have been doing play groups and fun trips as a family. They have plenty of time to be in school!
|Maddie, Olivia & Gabby.|
|Olivia is all about funny faces. Maddie is probably hiding something in her pocket.|
Olivia loves to color and do puzzles all day. She can sit and read books for hours. Olivia also thinks she is queen bee. Poor Maddie just listens to her. I think when she gets to school she is going to have a big reality check when kids don't actually listen to her. I try to keep her attitude in line, but toddlers pretty much do what they want.
Maddie has completely different interests. Out of the two, she is the most quiet...but also very silly. If you tickle her once, get ready to do it all day long. She is obsessed with princesses and jewelry. Everyday she has her purse full of who knows what. We have a little hoarder on our hands! Maddie is the one who likes to sing and dance the most. She can remember words to a song after hearing it just once or twice. Her favorite line right now "OH OH OH! That's what makes you beautiful".
The funny thing is, even though they are so different, they insist on dressing alike most days. We always pick out different outfits and they decide to dress identical.
|Gabby (or Gaga as she calls herself...) was on a mission to see some chickens.|
Ricky is getting into the spirit of the season by decorating the house. Every.Square.Inch. Outside we have tombstones, boarded windows, spider webs and the whole works. It's really cute how he gets so into Halloween and fall.
As you may have noticed, I am rocking a new 'do. I have a love/hate relationship with my short hair. It's a big change! At the end of the day, I have to remind myself it's just hair. Things could be so much worse!
I hope everyone else is enjoying this season! I absolutely hate that I see Christmas trees lit up in every store already. Let's slow down people!