October 2013 in Pictures.

October was full of Birthday Parties and special days for us.

We have been to so many great places last month:

1. Fall Fair at Sophia’s Preschool where we had a picnic and had a chance to buy interesting kids books ( about ballet of course)

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2. Birthday Parties. We had a blast at every single one, and enjoyed all of them:

68969373. Wedding. Sophia has been to her first wedding last month. We had a great time and stayed by the end of the party:

68970344. Halloween Celebration. Our Halloween Party, Decorating Pumpkins in Art Studio and Trick Or Treat.

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68975145. Renovation of our kitchen table. I sanded and stained our kitchen table and made it look like new in 2 days.

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6. My mom came to visit us. It was her first time in the USA. We were super excited to see each other:

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Last month left tons of the sweetest memories for a long long time.

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Halloween 2013.

We already started celebrating Halloween in our house. Our playgroup has a tradition to get the kids together for every holiday and celebrate them.

Halloween is next week, but because of everybody’s busy schedule we planned our Halloween Party this week.

I like to be creative, that’s why I am not a big fan of store bought costumes. My daughter wanted to be Cinderella ( her favorite princess so far), so I had a task to make Cinderella costume for her.

For her costume I used the same method, as I mentioned before when I made her tutu skirt. This time I just needed to make a dress, so I got Crochet Headband 8″ on Ebay, and used it as a top and blue tulle for the bottom. It took me one hour to make this dress.

We also head a blue headband which worked great instead of a crown. I got her high-heels Cinderella shoes at Target too.

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It’s so easy to go with any princess costume, because you also can add some accessories, like necklaces, bracelets, and you princess will be the pretties one.

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To keep kids busy I got some art supplies for them at Michael’s and they enjoyed painting their Halloween masks:

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For the healthy treats I found great ideas on Pinterest and made healthy snack for our little ones:

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I used clementines for little pumpkins and bananas and raisins for the little ghosts. It was a cute healthy party treat.

I also got Annie’s Halloween Bunny Grahams, which are organic and I will definitely use them for Trick or Treat.

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For decorations we also picked a little pumpkin house at Michael’s. My daughter keeps it in her room now:

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I guess we made a great party for our kids because they really had fun, played nicely and let us (moms) relax for a little bit.

September 2013.

A lot of things happened during the last month. I love the beginning of fall, and this fall is warm and beautiful.  You enjoy the warm sunny days with pretty red, yellow, orange leaves on the trees. We still spend a lot of time outside and try to catch as much sunshine as we can.

Our September is pictures:

First Sophia’s haircut:

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It went smooth and she really liked it.

Sophia started preschool:

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So far she loves it, and asks to go there every day. If she is happy, I am happy too:)

Trip to the local zoo:

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I can’t say she is a big fan of zoo ( me neither), but we really had a great time and I saw foxes and wolves in real for the first time in my life.

Beach Days:

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We didn’t really spend a lot of time at the beach this summer, so we are trying to do it now, before the real cold comes.

Local Green Exhibition.

It was a fun day for the family. My hubby had a chance to have a test-drive of electric cars, we found new interesting healthy products, saw some farmer’s animals and enjoyed healthy lunch.

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Open House Party.

One of our friends recently finished one of her projects. She renovated a very unique house and invited us for a little party. She did a great job and we really had fun that day.

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Also we tried a lot of new healthy foods ( most of them homemade), spend a lot of family time together, watched nice movies, meet with our friends and just enjoyed the first month of the fall.