Right around the beginning of October, we started to see some lovely fall colors around Chicago.
And despite being busier-than-usual with work and fending off nagging seasonal colds (both of which may explain the slower-than-usual updating here on the blog recently) we managed to find some time one weekend to drive around and enjoy the colors. As the family shutterbug, I couldn’t help snapping some photos of the vibrant orange, red, and gold leaves that were out in full force.
We also stopped to take a family photo along the water at one of the forest preserves. It seems like getting all three of us into the same picture (not to mention all looking at the camera) has been something of a rarity, but I managed to pull it off… which is kind of surprising since I was just blindly pointing my DSLR at us with one hand.
The above photo was actually taken only a week or so after our second wedding anniversary on September 25th, and I love comparing it to the picture we took on our first wedding anniversary (which you can see at the end of this post.) A lot has changed over the past year to say the least!
Anyway, even though this month is already more than half over, there are still three things (autumn-related or not) to do before the end of October:
- Celebrate Lillian’s first birthday — less than a week away (!!!)
- Visit a kid/toddler/baby friendly pumpkin patch
- Do something for Halloween
We’re planning on having a little family gathering for Lillian’s birthday with some kind of tiny cake for her to smash, and going to a pumpkin patch this weekend if the weather cooperates (which last weekend it sadly didn’t). As for Halloween, I’m not sure yet… Any ideas? Can an adult get away with trick-or-treating as long as they carry a costumed baby from door to door? Feel free to call me crazy in the comments, and stay tuned for more autumn-related bloggings to follow shortly!