October 2017 iPhonetography

October is quite possibly my favorite month of the year.  It’s usually starting to really feel like fall.  Leaves changing, a chill in the air – my favorite weather.  We spend a week at the shore with a big group of college friends.  And we can’t forget about Halloween — which has always been one of my favorite holidays!

This year was no exception.  Our week at the shore, with 14 adults, 6 children three and under, and 2 dogs, was wonderful.  We upgraded to a house with a pool and an entire playground in the backyard and had beautiful, sunny, upper 70 degree weather.  We enjoyed lots of Halloween festivities – and lots of excuses to wear the rhino costume that Ryan requested this year.  He went trick-or-treating at a few houses for the first time, and loved it.

As usual, here’s a roundup in pictures of how we spent the past month. Many of these come from my private Instagram account, but you can follow along on my public account here.

1) First one in the pool for the week?  Our dog.  And the giant swan pool float.
2) Officially on vacation!  Life is good.
3) Learning to toast his first marshmallow for s’mores.
4) Spectacular, gorgeous beach day.  80 degrees, sunny, and no one else in sight on the beach.
5) We took Ryan to “Boo at the Zoo” so he could see the rhino.  RyRy the Rhino and Tony the Rhino.
6) “I wish I was a little bit taller. I wish I was a baller.”
7) This kid sure inherited my love of olives.
8) InstantPot pro.  Ryan makes a mean batch of IP chili.
9) Preschool Halloween parade – Ryan wasn’t into parading around, but at least he wore the costume.
10) Did I mention that preschool parties are pretty stinking cute?
11) A rhino and a taco walk into a museum…
12) Our dog gets the “dog of the year” award for her patience.  A sick toddler who was stuck inside meant decorating the dog with necklaces.
13) Sous chef Ryan, reporting for duty!
14) Appropriate Halloween attire when your dad is a radiologist.
15) I’ve always said 90% of my job can be done by a well trained monkey.
16) Happy Halloween!

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