October is filled with so many things that mark memorable milestones for our family. For instance, the day of the KC Marathon (always mid-October) was the same day Max started crawling 2 years ago. And the same day that two of my dearest friends felt Max kick in my belly the year previous to that. I love it when big experiences fall on a day that makes them easy to remember and file away in your mental timeline.
Here's what the KC Marathon looked like for us this year...
|Busy, busy making signs.|
|Looking out for Dad. We were able to watch the race from the end of our street since Billy was on the full marathon route this year.|
Our annual neighborhood block party also makes me realize how quickly time is passing. Last year Sullivan was a tiny little thing that slept in the stroller the whole time. This year he kept up with Max playing with the neighborhood kids.
|Also pictured: Sullivan and his focused determination to carry his ball all the way down the street to the party.|
|If you're missing a rolly polly Sully...just check the laundry baskets. Here he is getting graham cracker crumbs all over the clean clothes. Awesome!|
|2nd place to check is the pots of dirt out back. This boy loves to dig!|
|Max sharing with Sullivan.|
|Sullivan sharing with Max.|
|Here they are at Finley and Sawyer's first birthday costume party. Not ready to debut their Halloween costumes quite yet they went as a pirate and an astronaut.|
|Then there was the BMA Boo Bash. Endless donut holes and balloon creatures.|
|As the room mom for Max's class I got to put together a fun little party with Sullivan's help. They got to eat jack-o-lantern orange cups and make spiders out of a marshmallow and pretzel sticks. Then a game of ghost bowling and pumpkin toss.|
|Then the big finale. ACTUAL Halloween! We went to Annabelle's house for dinner and crafts and then a trip around the block for candy.|
|Getting candy from Aunt Jenni.|
|Uncle Adam got him hooked on these things.|