four months in october

October has such a special place in my heart.  This is the time when the leaves really start to turn their magnificent colors & the outside air smells of smoking chimneys.  Growing up in Hawaii, you never get to experience all the different seasons.  So, it is always a treat for me to see the leaves turn new colors & the air start to get cooler.  I have been seeing some of my friends post this quote from Anne of Green Gables, "I'm so thankful I live in a world where there are Octobers".  I couldn't agree more!    

October is also when my little Oliver turned 4 months.  I am loving every minute that I have been given with this little guy!  He is pure joy & has such a contagious smile.  My favorite times are when I go into his room to get him out of bed & he just looks up with this huge grin!  Just in the past couple days he has really started holding his head up on his own & enjoys looking at everything.  Some of his favorite things are looking at himself in the mirror, putting blankies in his mouth, going on walks in his jogger, car rides & looking up at his jungle gym toys!

Last weekend, we met up with Matt's sister Sara & her family at the pumpkin patch.  It was Oliver's first time seeing a pumpkin & he even helped watched dad pick one out for us to take home.  Although, right after this picture he got super cranky & had enough of pictures & pumpkins... He was hungry :) After feeding Oliver & going on a little country drive, we topped off our evening with Sara's family, watching The Hunger Games & eating pizza with chocolate & coconut popcorn for dessert! Delish!

oliver's outfit of the day

getting into God's stride...