Is it just me or anybody else feels like this year has flown by so fast? I was just talking to the hubs yesterday about the fact that it’s already November. But I’m not complaining at all because although fall is my favorite season, Christmas is my favorite time of the year. For me, they’re two different things. I love fall as the “season” because of the not so cold temps, the beautiful foliage and the many fun things you can do. But Christmastime is like the most joyful “time” for me. The spirit of Christmas just gives me that feeling of warmth that no other season has. You know what I mean? And, not to mention, I can’t wait to decorate. I just love decorating for Christmas.
And here I am again, getting carried away about November and December when in fact, my post is about October. 🙂 So, let’s head on to the October recap.
Although there are already a lot of leaves that have fallen on the ground and I’m seeing a lot of raking on the horizon, the city reached its peak color this week so we are now enjoying beautiful foliage everywhere. Fall is not something that we experience in the Philippines so I’ve really fell in love with it. The husband actually talked about how I fell in love with fall in one of his blog posts.
As family, we love to watch movies and television shows and we’ve been enjoying Netflix for a month now. There are a lot of great shows on Netflix and the first series that we enjoyed was Daredevil. Hubby’s also enjoying a lot of movies including western movies that he’s loved to watch since he was a little boy. Once Upon a Time in the West is just one of them.
But it’s not only watching movies or TV shows that the three of us love to do together, we also love to do other fun stuff and good stuff as much as we can. We gave a bit of our time to help our local food bank before. It’s always good to give back.
Our son may be not be too little anymore for the free kid’s app, but I was more than happy to share that app. It is really a great app for kids. Also, I am so looking forward to watching the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker come December. I know my boys are not into anything ballet, but I think they will enjoy it. 🙂
It’s been raining since yesterday and I can’t help but be reminded about the 10 things to do when it’s raining. Well, I’ve been “online window shopping” actually. Now that the holidays are just around the corner, I think it’s just fine to look around the world wide web for gift ideas, right? It has been raining, but at least it’s not snowing. We had a snow in autumn last year and it fell on October 31. Still thankful it wasn’t like the Great Blizzard which the hubs experienced in 1993. I do wonder now what our winter will bring?
We were able to celebrate the National Pancake Day. Yay! I just love pancakes. Yum! I love the Filipino Rice Cakes too or what is known as Bibingka in my home country. It may not be the one that’s traditionally cooked, but it was still good.
I gave my boys a treat at Panera Bread and we all enjoyed what we had. Now I’m thinking of the soup more so since it’s raining.
How was your Halloween? We had fun! I also enjoyed creating those cute mini donut spiders. And I was right, my son and husband were delighted to see them. Who wouldn’t be delighted with those cuties?
We went somewhere to have some fall fun in mid-October, but I wasn’t able to blog about it because of my schedule so that will come this month.
Fall soccer has been keeping us busy too and we travel to different nearby towns for their games so it also felt like we’ve been away too many times.
And I’m going to end this post with this quote:
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery
How was your October? I hope it was great!