October is always a busy month for us, but this year it felt like it was so jammed packed it just flew by! We kicked off the month by getting a new German Shepard puppy which the kids named Thor. I’m not a huge fan of his name but the kids love the Marvel movies and Thor stuck. He’s super cute too. Thor has been a really great puppy. He’s picking up potty training well and sleeps all night in his crate without a peep. We’ve only had one major hiccup with him and that’s because he broke his leg!! Yep, Lorelei got her cast off around the middle of September and the very next month Thor broke his leg! He’s had his cast for 2 weeks now and will have it another 2 weeks. The cast doesn’t seem to bother him at all. He doesn’t mess with it and he gets around just fine with it. He still runs around to keep up with the kids and can go up and down our stairs with no problems. He had a checkup earlier this week and it seems to be healing nicely. We can’t wait to get this cast off though so he can be a normal pup again!
Harvest is was still in high gear. We were able to finish picking corn, cutting milo, and cutting rice. Towards the end of the month it started raining frequently and that has really slowed things down. We still have soybeans to finish cutting and the sesame will be ready to cut soon! Andrew was able to get all the winter wheat planted before the rain though!
We were able to squeeze in a few family outings this month in between the rains. We hit up a local pumpkin patch and spent a weekend in Branson.
One of the biggest events for us every October is the twins birthday! This year Rhett & Lorelei turned 4! Rhett wanted a tractor birthday and Lorelei wanted flamingos so we decided to flamingle on the farm! We had so much fun celebrating their birthday with our family and friends! Lorelei said this was the best birthday ever! She says that every year so I hope that trend continues!
Last but certainly not least, a favorite day in the month of October, Halloween! Frozen is a huge hit at our house! Lorelei is obsessed with Elsa and Maggie Mae is equally as obsessed with Anna. Frozen was the perfect fit for our whole gang! Rhett went back and forth about whether or not he wanted to be Kristoff of Sven but I had to give the final vote when I realized it was much easier to get a Kristoff costume in his size and he was perfectly happy with that. Belle not being able to voice her opinion just yet made the absolute cutest Olaf baby I have ever seen! She was hilarious too because she loved her little Olaf head piece and wanted to wear it 24/7! It was absolutely freezing Halloween night so we only hit up a handful of houses before deciding we really were Frozen and calling it quits. The kids still ended up with buckets full of candy and had the best time!
We had the best October and we can’t wait to see what November has in store for us! We’re ready for another Disney trip 😉