October Leftovers

Sweet boy with the fun Fall decorations at Gennie & Grandad's house. He loved helping her pick out
scarecrows and "punkins" to display.

While we were exploring in the most idyllic, picturesque little town, I couldn't help but think that I had stepped into the set of my favorite Halloween movie ever: Hocus Pocus! Just look at those perfectly spooky Colonial houses! While we were there, Hudson got to pick his very first piece of Alabama cotton.

We stopped to enjoy a beautiful Fall day atop Monte Sano Mountain after taking Hudson's Halloween photos. He has really started to relish in the act of "getting dirty". If he is scrambling around in the crunchy Autumn leaves or collecting rocks and sticks in the woods, he is a very happy boy. (And he LOVES bugs.)

This month:
Hudson seemed to look like a big boy overnight. // He rocked his very first 3D movie: Finding Nemo! // He began sleeping with his favorite stuffed buddy, Bubbles. They are inseparable.

We had Halloween fun while shopping. // We ate delicious biscuit beignets for brunch. // We enjoyed the October sunshine at the park.

Hudson showed off the new "tricks" he learned at Little Gym. // I gave his pretty hair a trim. // He sported some fresh, new overalls at his favorite Sunday spot: Barnes & Noble.

We enjoyed our yearly tradition of pumpkin carving....no fancy faces this year, just a classic snaggletooth grin for our Jack-o-Lantern. Hudson liked helping Daddy scoop out the gooey stuff, and we all liked eating the spicy pumpkin seeds that I baked after we finished creating our Halloween masterpiece. 

Farewell, sweet October.
You were a good one.
Until next year,


Raven said...

You are all still gorgeous as always. LOVE my little H. And did he keep his glasses on for the whole 3D movie? I want to take Gunner and Colt but not sure the little one would keep them on.

Tickled Pink said...

Such beautiful photos! :)

Shauna said...

Love the leftovers! So great, so cute and so creative. Great pictures. Ashley! Hope to hear from you soon! Did you know I'm blogging everyday for November...it's crazy!!! We'll see if I can keep it up!!! :) Love your post as always,

Shauna xoxoxoxo

The Eighth Month said...

Well I would say we had a pretty awesome October. Great way to wrap it all up Swoop. I like the picture of Hudson and I running around the tree. It was another fun year carving up the ole jack-o-lantern. All in all what a fun month and I can't wait to see what November has in store for us.


Meri said...

Love it- you've captured october in its finest! The pictures in the leaves are my favorite!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh your photos are so great! I love Hudson's little suspenders in those first pictures. You all are just the cutest sweetest family!!

Anonymous said...

leftovers are sometimes the best!!!

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

I've decided that fall in Alabama is the most gorgeous fall. It's already looking line winter here, dreary and dark days ahead. Boo.

Kristin Reynolds said...

so so so so adorable i love it!



Shay said...

SO much cuteness! Love the suspenders, love that he went to his first 3d movie and love that you didn't chop that beautiful hair off!

Kira said...

Looks like a fun month for you both! I can't wait until Pearl can really take part in Halloween activities next year!

Ana said...

So adorable! I love the ones where you guys are carving your pumpkin! Such a sweet fun tradition!

Haley K said...

Cheers to "punkins!" :) We just tossed our carved one out (our fun clown started to look like a scary clown, haha) and I was actually pretty sad to see it go... Your Hudson is so cute with his suspenders in front of your Mom and Dad's house. :)

Loved the little photos of the town that reminded you of 'Hocus Pocus'...it's been too long since I've seen that fantastic movie. :)

Yay for dirt-loving boys! Maybe he knows bath time follows soon after getting dirty. ;)

I think Brooks would LOVE 'Finding Nemo'! I just wonder if he'd be good with the glasses the whole time...hmmm. Glad Hudson had a great time!

Hudson's long, curly locks...I LOVE THEM.

And your classic jack-o-lantern is perfect! Wished we would have cooked our seeds...next year for sure! :)

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

Oh you guys are adorable.

Hurrah for a fantastic October! So many memories made, so many fun family activities enjoyed. And Hudson definitely looks grown-up these days! Why does it happen soooooo fast? It's just too hard to these mama hearts!

Happy November to you, dear friend!


misc.alaina said...

Looks pretty fabulous! Love Hudson's excited faces while pumpkin carving!

Chrissy said...

What a fun October and such lovely photos!