I can’t believe tomorrow is already November 1st! It seems like the months are flying by faster and faster. Madison is growing and developing at lightening speed and it seems like time is speeding up with her. Orrrr maybe it seems that way because I literally spend my day running around after a very adventurous toddler. I thought girls were supposed to be low-key? Spoiler, they’re not.
We’ve enjoyed so much these past few weeks. Kodiak got our first snow of the season! It feels like Kodiak runs into Winter by mid-October. The morning that we woke up to snow, it actually wasn’t even predicted in the forecast. So it was quite the pleasant surprise to find 3 inches of white fluffy snow in my backyard when I let the dogs out. Riley even ran out in it and gave me a look that said, “Not this stuff again, Mom”. Last year we had a long winter and they’re predicting another cold once this year. Things in Kodiak are still quite different than our life in North Carolina.
Madison’s snowsuit still fit from last year(Mom Win!), so we bundled up and went outside to play! I taught her how to throw a snowball – which she LOVED. She loved to throw the snowballs at Riley because Riley tried to catch them in her mouth.
Along with the colder temps, have come the bears into town. Now that Salmon season is over and the bears will be hibernating soon, they’re searching for food. We live in one of the more “bear prominent” neighborhoods, so it’s not uncommon to see one walking around our subdivision. But it’s still scary! A few weeks ago I saw three while driving to Madison’s music class. While in her music class someone came into the room to tell us to be careful when walking to our cars because a bear was creeping around the parking lot. Comforting, right? Luckily, they don’t really mess with people. But I will be glad when I move somewhere where I don’t have to carry bear spray with me when I run outside to start my car.
Madison also got sick for the first time of the season with an upper eyelid infection. Who knew that was even a thing!?! She woke up one morning with her eyelid basically swollen shut. It was AWFUL! Luckily she seemed to act like she felt fine and the doctor was able to hook us up with a prescription to take care of the infection. She’s as good as new now and this Mama learned the power of bribery and M&M’s when it comes to convincing a toddler to take her nasty meds!
No October is complete without a fun fall activity! Since Madison was still kinda to young to really participate in carving a pumpkin, I decided to let her paint her own pumpkin. She has such a love for art and being creative. She’s not even two yet and her focus on coloring, drawing and painting is pretty surprising. For a child that refuses to sit still for more than 30 seconds, to have her paint an entire pumpkin without losing interest was a small miracle. But I think that just shows how interested she is in art.
We took Madison trick-or-treating tonight and it was so much fun. She was a kitty cat and loved meowing at the other kids. We met up with some of her little friends and everyone had a bucket full of candy by the end of the night. A bucket full of candy that may or may not have been picked through by Mom and Dad tonight. Oops.
We’re looking forward to November, Thanksgiving and Madison’s Two-dles Birthday! I have a lot in store for Anchored Mommy in November!
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