It is officially fall here in Portland with the absence of sun, and consistent rain and wind outside the windows instead. Autumn in Portland is beautiful, but I feel it usually stays a bit drier in past years and we've been able to enjoy the changing leaves, red cheeks, and crisp air a bit longer than this year. Although I am happy to cuddle up inside with popcorn, hot chocolate, and "Nightmare Before Christmas" with the kiddos :)
Things are going really well around here...Paetyn is in full-swing at Kindergarten and really enjoys it. She is learning so much and everyday she astounds us with new fun facts. Our first parent/teacher conference in next Thursday, and we are anxious for the report. Maddux is great and is loving speech therapy. His teacher, Elsa, adores him and they have a lot of fun every week. We have seen some small improvements, but we look forward to the next 2 years with Elsa so he can enter Kindergarten with confidence! :)
Halloween is fast approaching and I hate to say that the decorations aren't even up...bad mama! We are painting pumpkins tonight but I have been a major slacker in the holiday department this year. It just kinda snuck up on me. Yikes. I do however have their costumes...P is being a bumblebee and M is a dinosaur/dragon/alligator. Whatevs.
In other exciting news, we are having our entire house interior painted on Monday! I am so excited/ready/anxious for the change. We have lived with these colors basically since we moved in 6 years ago and its time for a major update. We are pumped (I can't really say Jeremiah even knows the colors I picked but he is just going with it like a good boy). :)
The kiddos are also switching rooms...again! But this time it's a surprise. Bought and painted a new bed for Paetyn as a surprise and her room is going a light pink. Maddux is going back to the room he was a baby in and I painted P's spindle bed black for him. I ordered a few things from "Land of Nod" and Etsy for both of them and I look forward to pulling them out of hiding! The kiddos have plans the entire day until 7pm so I am super pumped that they can return home to new and exciting spaces. Should be an exciting week ;)