Sunday, November 4, 2012


October is my absolute FAVORITE month!  And we definitely made the most of it!  

We took a visit to a new-to-us place one Saturday and it was awesome!  
We checked out The Reston Zoo.  It's a family-owned farm/petting zoo/exotic animal zoo.  Makenzie was in heaven!  She was able to feed sheep, goats, and llamas.  They take you on a "Zoofari" wagon ride, where the animals are super friendly and just come right up to you, you can pet them or feed them.  We had a great time!   

 Another Saturday was spent at Lake Accotink.  It was a gorgeous fall day and a fun new place!  We took a paddle boat ride, rode the carousel (of course!), and just enjoyed being outside!
The next Saturday was spent with our best friends at Larriland Farms in Maryland.  We picked pumpkins, went on a hay ride, ate apple cider and apple fritters, pet farm animals, had a bonfire, and had a great day!  
(The adventures in potty training!  Makenzie hasn't had any accidents since day 2 and we couldn't be more proud of her and thrilled how easy she made the process on us!  We have a little potty in the back of our car for emergencies such as this....15 minutes into a 90 min car ride! when you gotta go, you gotta go!)

We also had a great weekend with Jake's mom and dad in town! We saw some new things in DC and went to the Wizards first preseason game!  Makenzie was just in heaven with her grandparents around to show off for! :)
My favorite day of the birthday, was also this month!  :)  I'm like a little kid on Christmas when it comes to my birthday and i'm not ashamed to admit this!  Jake made the day special and we made "just another Wednesday" a very fun day!  I woke up to the kitchen decorated and french toast waiting for me!  Makenzie and I spent the day in DC at the Aquarium and "The Building Zone" and also met Jake and some friends for lunch.  That night the 3 of us went out for a fun Hibachi dinner and then a few days later Jake and I had a great dinner-and-movie date night!  

1 comment:

Katie + Justin said...

Sounds like October was a blast! Em, you look great!!! Ow, ow! And that girl ... peeing in the back of the car ... best. thing. ever. haha!