November has come, and gone.
I am sitting home by myself tonight. Eric had to work at 7pm, and Lyla is spending the night at my dads. It is SO weird to be home alone sometimes. It's funny because since being a mom, I have my moments where I just wish I had a few hours all to myself. All by myself. Either to get things done or to do whatever I want. Then, when the time comes, and Eric and Lyla are not around... I really do not know what to do with myself (and miss them, a lot).
Anyway, I did get some gift wrapping done tonight... I can't believe December is going to be here, tomorrow.
Below are some pictures of Lyla making a huge mess   'cooking' this month. She loves to sit up on the counter (I think that's her favorite part) and pour anything into a bowl, and stir. She makes a huge mess, then (panicking) says, "mess, MESS," until it is cleaned up. One (of the many) things I love about Lyla, is how she thinks I am a great cook. She is the only person who thinks I am a good cook (because, I'm really not. I know that).
Then again, she thinks when I warm her spaghetti-o's up in the microwave, I am cooking. She even thinks when I transfer her yogurt from the container to her bowl, I am cooking. She says, "Cook mama, cook. Mmmm good."
I am going to enjoy my praise, for now.


Happy Halloween.
Last week was a looooong week. It had its up's and some downs (just one of those weeks when you are glad it's over), but Halloween was definitely an up. Highlights from this years festivities include: the Halloween Parade- where Lyla won 'second place' this year for "individual" and her and Mason took home the group prize for "cutest couple" (cowboy & indian... too cute!) 
 We took Lyla to Webers Farm for the second year in a row. The slide was her favorite (and mine) she also loved the hay ride. Eric drove us down the Haunted hay ride at Hubers Farm (because I wanted a picture of Lyla infront of the tee- pee... no one was arrested or hurt during the trespassing!) and of course, trick-or-treating was a big hit. She was amazed by all of the candy!